Getting your first job will provide valuable career insights, improve skills and experience and provide networking opportunities for your next steps. It’s good to look out for the potential for future growth within the role, does the job provides a clear path toward jobs with more responsibility, greater satisfaction, and/or higher pay. Is the company a good cultural fit with your values.

Many employers have a range of entry level opportunities for school leavers and graduates. There are also opportunities for apprentices, intern placements or graduate programmes

Whether you are a school leaver or graduate, many employers recruit through their apprentiship programmes. An apprenticeship allows you to learn valuable on-the-job training and get academic and professional qualifications as well as industry-specific skill sets without paying tuition fees.

Graduate schemes
Larger employers often offer Graduate schemes which train you in different areas of the business.

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Youth Hub

If you are not in work and aged between 18-24, the Youth Hub could help you get your job search on track.

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National Apprentice opportunities

From school leavers to degree apprentices, getting an apprentiship is a great way to get paid while you train.

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A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.

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Job seekers guide

Tips and advice on how to secure your dream job, tips on writing a covering letter and CV

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