Finding a job

Job interview written in a diary

Whether you’re looking for part-time work or a full-time career, you‘ll need to make applications and prove that you are the right person for the job. Whatever you have to do to get the job, remember that you are out to impress! Find out about help available to look for job vacancies and apply for jobs via CVs, applications and interviews.

Further information

Whatever you have to do to get the job, remember that you are out to impress! Find out about help available to look for job vacancies and apply for jobs via CVs, applications and interviews.

When am I allowed to start work?

Year 11 school leavers can start work or training full-time after the last Friday in June. You need to find a job with training such as an apprenticeship, or one which allows you to carry on studying part-time. 

Help with finding and applying for jobs

  • Not in education training or work at the moment?
  • In a job but need something new because you are being made redundant or are just unhappy?

If you are 16-18 and live in Leicester our advisers can help you find and apply for a new job, apprenticeship or course. Just call in to our centre.

Planning to get a job after Year 11, 12 or 13?

Ask your school or college for careers advice and help with searching and applying for suitable jobs and apprenticeships. You can also check out our vacancies. If you're thinking about dropping out of college early get advice from this page.

CVs, applications and interviews

There's lots of help you can get with applying for jobs and apprenticeships. Follow these links for some tips to get you started. Use the quick links above to help you.

Beware of job scams

Be very wary of job offers that look too good to be true, and never give out your personal financial details or make any payment to a company or individual offering you a job.

Keeping safe while job hunting is very important, so make sure you find out how to protect yourself. Get more information on the GOV.UK website and Jobsite.