CAREERS INFORMATION

Job Market Information

Use The National Careers Service website to find facts detailing key job market information for different sectors. You'll get an overview of the types of jobs in your chosen industry, find out about the skills employers want and learn about employment trends in the region.

For information about trends in the London job market click here.

Moving On magazine also gives you careers and qualification information.

Popular Careers

  • MEDICINE: The Taste of Medicine website has worked in partnership with St George's University of London to develop this informative website. The Medic Portal can be used for information and support about the application process, developed in partnership with The Royal Society of Medicine. Medical Projects has information for students applying to Medical School with help on Personal Statements and interview questions.
  • ENGINEERING: Find out more about Engineering careers using the Tomorrows Engineers website as well as The Student Engineer.
  • CONSTRUCTION: For Construction careers use the Go Construct website. Or book yourself a tour of a working construction site through Open Doors where you'll see a range of careers, such as Quantity Surveyors, Civil Engineers, Project Managers and more.
  • MATHEMATICAL CAREERS: For information about careers which use Maths look at the Maths Careers website
  • HEALTHCARE: For careers in Healthcare, use this NHS Health Careers website
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: This 2016 edition of TargetJobsIT e-magazine has stacks of information about getting into the IT sector.
  • CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: use this website to find out about careers in the creative industries.

Careers information services

http://www.skillsroute.com/
Skills Route offers students at Richmond Park Academy the opportunity to Explore how choices in school impact their future, Plan for taking courses and options after GCSE, and Find local school and colleges which offer what they want.


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The National Careers Service website offers students impartial and independent careers information, advice and guidance to help them make decisions about learning, training and work opportunities.

Use this link for an A-Z of job profiles and labour market information.

You can contact an adviser at The National Careers Service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers. Support is also available from trained advisers who will talk through issues, offering confidential advice and practical help. Advisers are available from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week, telephone 0800 100 900, or for text messages on 07766 413219.

Total Professions is an advisory website where you can find out about many different careers.

Working Hours

Here are some government rules about how many hours you can work as a teenager in full-time education. Legally, you should not be employed to work before 7am or after 7pm.

 

Mon-Fri
Term Time 

Saturday
Term Time 

Sunday
Term Time 

Mon-Fri
Holidays 

Saturday
Holidays 

Sunday
Holidays 

Aged 14

2 hours

5 hours 

2 hours 

5 hours

5 hours

2 hours

Aged 15

2 hours

8 hours 

2 hours 

8 hours

8 hours

8 hours


Volunteering, temporary work or holiday work

It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for temporary work, click here for some guidelines to get you going. If you are keen to become a volunteer, Vinspired can help to link you up to the right volunteering vacancy. 

For London-based volunteering The Mayor's team have developed their Team London app (currently available for Apple devices), to find voluntary opportunities within London.

Qualities which employers are looking for

Employers want individuals who have qualities useful in the workplace, such as those who: -

- Are aware of business opportunities - Deliver quality - Are resilient - Exercise professional judgement - Strive for continual improvement - Demonstrate innovation and curiosity - Have career motivation - Make an impact - Are collaborative and inclusive.

Interviewing

The National Careers Service offer excellent information to help you prepare for interviews.

If you are looking to interview for a well-known company, Glassdoor can help you with your interview preparation, giving specific feedback from people who have previously interviewed for that company

Self-Employment

Self-employment is an option for all ages. Nationally and locally we have multiple organisations who can support your new business idea with funding, training, mentoring and more, to get your new business off the ground: -

  • Princes' Trust Enterprise Programme helps people aged 18-30 who are unemployed, or who work fewer than 16 hours per week, to build their business ideas into a solid plan
  • New Enterprise Allowance supports eligible Jobcentre customers aged 18+ with start-up funding through either and allowance or a loan, as well as support from business mentors.
  • ROCBaSE (Richmond Opportunity Centre for Business & Social Enterprise) offer affordable Business Counselling, mentoring, coaching and training for people looking to start up their own business
  • Richmond's Den - similar to Dragon's Den, run an annual competition where potential new businesses pitch for £10,000 to use towards their start-up costs

Women in the workplace

Career blog What's For Work? has advice for women who go out to work. Fearless Futures aims to educate young women and improve gender equality in the workplace. Stemettes was set up to inspire the next generation of females into (STEM) Science, technology, Engineering and Maths careers. The University of Oxford has produced a website; Women in Science to help support and advise young women looking at a science career.

Disabilities in the workplace

Advisory website, Disability Rights UK has information and advice for people who have a disability including information on education, skills and employment. EmployAbility has information, advice and support for students with a disability or dyslexia.