Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Finding a job

Groupwork for Key Stage 5

Finding a job

Value of the programme

'Finding a Job' is a pick 'n' mix package designed to support schools to enable their post-16 students to identify, research, apply for and secure work in the changing jobs landscape post Covid-19.

Programme summary

The programme is based on the latest research and our up-to-date knowledge of the local job market through our extensive work with employers and access to live vacancies.

Sessions include:

You’ve got what they’re looking for   Grow throughout life  Manage careers   Explore possibilities
Identifying your skills linked to the world of work

Fit for the future   Manage careers
Building your confidence and self-awareness

Getting ahead of the pack   Create opportunities
Creating your online profile and using social media effectively

What is out there?   Explore possibilities
Options including apprenticeships, employment and gap years

Presenting the evidence   Manage careers  Explore possibilities
Interpreting opportunities, creating tailored personal statements, CVs and written introductions, and developing strategies for successful interviews.

Throughout the programme (face to face or virtually):

  • Students will learn about recruitment, personal branding (including online profile), job opportunities, employer expectations and requirements.
  • Students will get the opportunity to develop skills recognised by employers and the tools to get ahead in their preferred occupational areas.
  • Our advisers will instil confidence to choose the right progression route or entry into the job market, including apprenticeship applications.
  • Our advisers can work with students throughout the application process, from identifying jobs to being interviewed for them, potentially securing their first job.


Who benefits?

  • Key Stage 4 and 5 students


  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location

Who should purchase these this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Heads of Sixth Form
  • SENCOs
  • Pastoral managers


"The session has helped me to ensure I prepare for interviews – read the job description thoroughly and go through my CV.”

- St Albans student