Employment

If you are 16 or 17 and not in education then you will have to do a traineeship, an apprenticeship or get a job

Find out what job you would be good at here https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/skills-assessment

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Whatever age you are you can contact your local Jobcentre Plus for help. Just click on the magnifying glass and type in the town or postcode where you are to find the nearest one https://www.totaljobs.com/careers-advice/job-centres/job-centres

If you’re claiming Universal Credit and are aged 16 to 24 ask at the Jobcentre about joining the Kickstart Scheme https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/

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What is a traineeship? A traineeship is work preparation training to give 16 to 24 year olds the skills you will need to get an apprenticeship or a job

Find a traineeship https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship

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What is an apprenticeship? https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentice/what-is-an-apprenticeship

Find an apprenticeship https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

Try Jobsearch https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch

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The Care Leaver Covenant

Organisations that have promised to provide job and other opportunities specifically for care leavers https://mycovenant.org.uk/for-care-leavers/connects/

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Apprenticeship and school leaver job vacancies Www.careermap.co.uk

Type the word ‘trainee’ or other job title into the ‘What’ box of this job search site https://www.indeed.co.uk/m/#

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A charity that can help you get your job search started and give you the confidence and skills you need to apply for jobs is The Prince’s Trust https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/get-job

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You will need a typed CV telling people about you to give to the person at the place you are applying to for a job or to send to the companies you would like to work for https://www.fish4.co.uk/career-advice/younger-jobseekers-cv-template-for-school-leavers/

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You might have to do an online test when you apply for a job so practise doing them here https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/i-want-help-applying-for-jobs/school/assessment-test#form1