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1 WHAT NEXT AFTER COLLEGE? WHAT DO I WANT TO DO NEXT YEAR? WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? WHAT HELP CAN I GET?

2 Decision making Think about it all the time Weigh up the pros and cons Do things on the spur of the moment Make a choice to please others Wait and see what happens

3 WHAT DO I WANT TO DO?

4 WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA? ACTION Look up your job idea on How many people does this sector employ in Wiltshire? Name 3 current employers advertising? What job would give the best salary for this sector? Are there any skills shortages, and what are they?

5 Wiltshire Business Sector Break down

6 Quick Quiz – Top Integrated Youth Services Catering – 21.5% Administration - 12% Retail – 11% Customer Services – 9%

7 Quick Quiz – Top Centre Plus

8 WHAT DO I WANT TO DO? HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THESE JOBS? THE ‘RED’ EXPLORE SECTION OF MY CAREER ONLINE HOLDS Occupational Databases Talking case studies WHAT ELSE COULD YOU DO? company websites, talk to people who do the job ACTION: Research 3 different occupations/jobs you are interested in.

9 Going up a level in College BTEC Level 2 Diploma? BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma? VRQ 1 VRQ 2? NVQ 1NVQ 2? Diploma 1Diploma 2? Other courses??? Other campuses??? What grades will you need? When do you need to apply? How do you apply?

10 What is an Apprenticeship?

11 What will you get out of it? Learn on the job Gain qualifications Earn money Gain skills

12 National Vacancy Matching Service

13 Quick Quiz – What is the minimum wage? £ the main rate for workers aged 21 and over £ the rate £ the rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 £ the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

14 Where can I find a job? Job SeekerEmployer 1CV & Newspaper1Voluntary / Part Time 2Agency2Speculative Approach 3Friends & Family3 4Speculative Approach4Agency 5Voluntary / Part Time5Newspaper 14

15 Approaching employers Keen Presentable Just another CV Confident Determined Polite Able to organise yourself You can find the place Good communication skills Lazy Chance to impress Not bothered

16 Employability

17 Flexible Adaptable Open minded Perceptive Assertive Emotional Resilience Initiative Effective under pressure Tenacious Communication Teamwork Problem solving Leadership Self-awareness Commitment/motivation Interpersonal skills Cautious Numeracy

18 What will they say? What made you contact this company? Why are you interested in a job in…………. We don’t normally take on young people, tell me why I should think about it? Tell me about yourself? What are your star points?

19 Making Applications Reply to adverts Letter/CV Phone Application form Online Keep a record of who you have contacted & when Think about your language Match your skills to the vacancy

20 What support can you get from the Guidance team in college One to One meetings Support with making applications & Interviews Register with the Vacancy Matching Service If you leave College and don’t have a job yet, The Integrated Youth Services can support you with finding one.

21 What next…………. Research chosen work area Be active in your job search Be organised Approach training providers Draft CV, Letter of Application Prepare for Interviews Have a PLAN A and a PLAN B


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