In the Know – Get a career head start!
In a competitive job market, young people can certainly benefit from getting a head start in their career. By introducing careers early on with your child, you give them the chance to really start building their own ideas and opinions, asking questions and finding out information about where they want to go in life. Here are some great opportunities for young people to get that head start.
Career Ear is a free app for young people ideally from age 11 and above to ask professionals career-related questions to enable them to make informed decisions about their futures. Questions can range from preparing for an interview or what to expect on your first day in the office. Users can also check out answers in response to questions asked previously, find useful tips for students and professionals to help you write the best questions and answers, and search and apply for jobs. The app is available for Apple and Android.
Elevation Networks is a youth employment charity that develops the leadership potential in talented young people and aims to relieve unemployment amongst young people. They partner with employers to create diverse career opportunities for young people aged 11-25. They offer workshops and training on CVs, interviews, financial literacy, confidence and job readiness, budgeting and business planning for entrepreneurs, and much more! Find out more here.
Young London Working
Young London Working is a Mayor’s Fund for London project which aims to provide young Londoners between the ages of 16-24 with a good quality job. Their pre-employment training programme offers the opportunity to meet employers, take part in group activities and receive tailored 1-to-1 support. They focus on improving skills and experience and increasing confidence and self-motivation. Find out more about their programmes here.
The GT Scholars Programme is an after-school programme that focuses on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. The programme includes tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. Registration for the January programme is now open. You can register online by following this link.