Your choices at 18
Work and training/study
When you have finished school, sixth form or college you might want to start work, rather than stay in full-time education. However, you will have heard there are lots of young people who are struggling to find a job at the moment. There are opportunities out there but the job market can be competitive.
If you are job hunting then try and find out what training the company offers and what the opportunities might be for promotion in the future.
Try to get a job where you can combine training (leading to a nationally recognised qualification) as this this will enable you to continue learning as you work. This could mean that you will have more job satisfaction as you develop and use higher skills and could also mean you get more pay in the future.
Follow this link to the work and learn section to find out more about your choices.
Follow this link to get help with job hunting.
Look at the information on job sectors in 'Level Up!', there are lots of 'Useful Links' to sites which can help you find a job.
Careersbox has some great videos showing people talking about lots of different job role.
Skills Explorer is a fast and easy way you can match your skills against selected careers from the Careersbox library, giving you an individual report based on your personal skills. Skills Explorer also links students up with local colleges and national opportunities for jobs and training.
Level 7 is a step-by-step guide to interview techniques to help school leavers prepare for the world of work.