Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Finding a job

Groupwork for Key Stage 5

Young person on a laptop searching for a job.


'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.

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 Gatsby Benchmark symbol  Manage careers Gatsby Benchmark symbol   Explore possibilities Gatsby Benchmark symbol
Identifying your skills linked to the world of work

Fit for the future   Manage careers Gatsby Benchmark symbol
Building your resilience, confidence and self-awareness

Getting ahead of the pack   Create opportunities Gatsby Benchmark symbol
Marketing yourself, networking, using your presentations skills, creating your online profile and using social media effectively

What is out there?   Explore possibilities Gatsby Benchmark symbol
Post-18 options including apprenticeships, employment, sponsored degrees and gap years

Presenting the evidence   Manage careers Gatsby Benchmark symbol  Explore possibilities Gatsby Benchmark symbol
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, 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.

  

Feedback on 'Finding a job' groupwork programme

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

St Albans student