Services in Finding jobs and apprenticeships (15)

  1. Application Forms

    What you need to think about when filling in an application form Employers often ask for completed application forms rather than CVs.This means everyone sends in the same kind of information and the applicants can be compared easily and fairly. You usually apply for jobs or…
  2. Apprenticeships and jobs

    If you are in Year 11, you must stay in learning or training until at least your 18th birthday Learning can be through an apprenticeship or further study. The official school leaving date is the last Friday in June for Year 11s. You should not start…
  3. Can I work anywhere?

    If you are under 18, you are not allowed to work where: there is gambling there is alcohol, unless the work is part of an appropriate training scheme such as an apprenticeship you have to carry heavy loads, clean machinery or work with dangerous substances…
  4. A contract of employment

    This is important. You should get a contract within eight weeks of starting a job. If you don’t, ask your employer. The terms and conditions of your contract begin as soon as you start work.  When you receive it, check it carefully as it sets…
  5. Covering letters

    You will need to send a covering letter with any applications you make It should be well-presented to impress the employer.  You can also write to firms that you want to work for even if they are not advertising for staff. Many jobs each year…
  6. CV or Curriculum Vitae

    A good CV can get you an interview It should outline your career aims, education and work experience to date. The information on your CV will also help you to complete application forms. It will help to have it in front of you when ringing employers about…
  7. Employment agencies

    Employment agencies provide staff recruitment and selection services to companies Agencies are not allowed to charge the job seeker a fee - the employer pays. There are two exceptions to this - entertainment and modelling work. Agencies vary in the range of jobs they offer. The vacancies…
  8. Equality

    The Equality Law 2010 Under this law: Everyone is treated equally and is protected from discrimination - being treated differently, less favourably or worse than others. The law is not easy and understanding what counts as discrimination is also not easy. If you feel you…
  9. Finding job and apprenticeship vacancies

    Looking for a job or apprenticeship? Want to know where to search? Try looking at the suggestions below: Islington Council is one of the biggest employers in Islington and offers a huge range of jobs including apprenticeships. Take a look at Jobs and careers with Islington and…
  10. Finding jobs and apprenticeships

    Help with finding a job or apprenticeship Do you know where to look for job vacancies? Need help to improve your CV or prepare for an interview? Start your job search by looking in the Latest vacancies and other opportunities section, and at the information…
  11. Health and safety at work

    There are rules and regulations that apply to lots of workplaces to help keep you safe and well at work Your employer has to ensure that you have a safe working environment. There should be training and protection, such as safety boots or guards on…
  12. Homeworking

    People work from home for all kinds of reasons doing a range of jobs They work across many sectors, for example admin and secretarial work, call centre work, childminding, computing, hairdressing, home tutoring, manufacturing, online sales, pet minding or product parties. More people are working from home…
  13. Interviews

    The interviewer has already seen your CV or application form and thinks you may be suitable, so ... ... don't panic but do prepare, it is essential if you want to have a good chance of getting the job. There are tips below to help…
  14. Job Search Planner

    Planning your search Try to set aside some time each day for finding and applying for jobs Knowing the best places to look for vacancies, developing good job hunting skills, planning, organising and recording what you do in your job search will save time and…
  15. Job trends in Islington

    In Islington, most employers are small private businesses on a single site There are over 21,000 businesses in Islington. Most of these employ between 1 and 9 people but there are  around 100 businesses and organisations that employ over 250 people. Where do people work…
  16. Latest vacancies and other opportunities

    Check out the links below for the latest Islington youth's opportunities This page is kept up to date on a weekly basis Islington Working - register on the 'go to' site for Islington residents, to see details of vacancies in Islington and surrounding areas. Islington's…
  17. Online applications

    How to apply online Online applications must be sent back electronically through an online application form, usually on a company or employment agency website. Alternatively, you may be asked to send a CV as an email attachment. The email should be written in the style…
  18. Part-time jobs at age 13-16

    You can have a part-time paid or unpaid job as long as the type of work you do is suitable for a young person ... ... will not interfere with your education and will not harm you. Your employer has to apply and receive a work permit for…
  19. Payslips

    Most employees have a right to receive a payslip or pay statement at, or before the time of payment Your payslip will include: the name of the company you work for your name your pay reference number payment date – when the money will be…
  20. Skills employers look for

    Employers want to know about your skills Whatever job you are applying for there are some skills, abilities and attitudes that most employers want. These are often called ‘employability’ or ‘transferrable’ skills. Having these in mind when job hunting may help you to be successful.…
  21. Understanding vacancies

    Working out what a job advertisement is asking for is not always easy Try to identify the main skills and experience needed and match these with what you have done and are good at. If you can match yourself to a job you are more likely…
  22. Vacancies and job search skills

    Land that job! It may take time to find – and land – the job for you, whether you are 16, 18 or older. Looking for a job can be a job in itself. It is important to keep trying, keep motivated, stay focused, organised, determined and confident. Finding, getting…
  23. Voluntary or unpaid work

    There are lots of options for volunteers ... ... including work with: older people, children, administration and using ICT, sport, disability groups, the environment, arts and music. People do voluntary work for all kinds of reasons: to get some experience for a course or job…
  24. Ways of working

    There are different ways to work Work doesn’t just mean having a paid 9 to 5 job. Work doesn’t have to be full-time, paid or permanent and you don’t even have to work for someone else. Your job could be: full-time or part-time permanent or…
  25. Working for yourself or self employment

    To work successfully for yourself ... ... you need the right personal qualities, business skills and a business idea that has a good chance of succeeding, so research your ideas and plan your business carefully.  These organisations offer help and advice: The Prince’s Trust offers start-up…
  26. Working hours for young workers 16-18

    The hours young people can work are covered by UK law The law covers:All young workers (except those who are genuinely self-employed) - a young worker is someone who is old enough to leave school but is under 18 years oldPart-time, casual, temporary and agency…
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