WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA? ACTION Look up your job idea on www.icould.comwww.icould.com 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?
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.
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?
Quick Quiz – What is the minimum wage? £ 6.31- the main rate for workers aged 21 and over £ 5.03- the 18-20 rate £3.72 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 £2.68 - the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
Where can I find a job? Job SeekerEmployer 1CV & Newspaper1Voluntary / Part Time 2Agency2Speculative Approach 3Friends & Family3 4Speculative Approach4Agency 5Voluntary / Part Time5Newspaper 14
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
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
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?
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
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.
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