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  1. Vacancies and job search skills

    Land that job! It may take time to find – and land – the job for you, whether you are 16, 18 or older. Looking for a job can be a job in itself. It is important to keep trying, keep motivated, stay focused, organised, determined and confident. Finding, getting…
  2. Schools in Islington

    Find out about ... ... the 10 secondary schools in Islington and how to apply on the Islington Council website,. See also information on post 16 learning. Alternatively, check out the London-based University Technical Colleges UTCs for students aged 14 to 19.
  3. Learn and succeed

    The way to prepare for the future is to get the best grades you can and stay in training and education after Year 11 During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11…
  4. Legal highs

    Legal highs, also known as psychoactive substances These are drugs that produce the same or similar effects as illegal drugs but are not banned by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. To get around the law, they are often sold under the name of a different…
  5. Part-time jobs at age 13-16

    You can have a part-time paid or unpaid job as long as the type of work you do is suitable for a young person ... ... will not interfere with your education and will not harm you. Your employer has to apply and receive a work permit for…
  6. Smoking? Need help to stop?

    If you want to give up smoking and are finding it hard, there are local services that can help:  Breathe - the 'stop smoking service', is a free service available in many locations across Islington. You can contact the service on T: 020 3633 2609, or text Quit…
  7. Drugs, alcohol and addictions

    If drugs, alcohol or addictions are causing you, your family or friends a problem - there are people who can help you Islington's Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS), offers specialist support for a range of drug, alcohol and addiction problems, such as gambling, for…
  8. Home and family

    Are you worried about your family and things at home? Most families have problems at some time. This can include serious illness, a death, money problems, family members not getting on or finding it difficult to talk about problems. All this can affect you in…
  9. Our priorities for 2020-2022

    Priorities for the Islington Youth Council (IYC) over the next two years are: Keeping safe: We will work with council leaders and council officers to review Islington’s Youth Safety Plan, 'Working Together for a Safer Islington' and support the development and implementation of a new…
  10. Where are the jobs of the future?

    Technology, scientific advances and the way we live are changing jobs and the way we work Many new jobs exist now that were not thought of five years ago. Where are the jobs of the future? The National Careers Service website has careers information in its…
  11. Job information

    Try these websites: National Careers Service has information on hundreds of jobs and careers Prospects the official graduate website - has job profiles for those with a degree These sites have videos from workers across all sectors of the economy: Careerbox - careers videos on companies and individuals  …
  12. Career choices 18+

    At 18, after sixth form or college, your choices include: further study at college or university. a job or apprenticeship, combining work and training a gap year, to earn money for university or get relevant work experience - see the Downloads section on this page. Think…
  13. CV or Curriculum Vitae

    A good CV can get you an interview It should outline your career aims, education and work experience to date. The information on your CV will also help you to complete application forms. It will help to have it in front of you when ringing employers about…
  14. Jobs and work

    Finding, getting and keeping a job that suits you may not be straightforward. It may well take some time to find, and land, the right job. Do you know where to look for job vacancies? Do you need help to improve your CV or prepare for an…
  15. Career choices

    At age 16 If you are in Year 11, you must stay in some kind of education or training until at least your 18th birthday - ‘Raising the Participation Age' (RPA). This means if you leave full-time learning you must take a job with training or an apprenticeship At…
  16. Can I work anywhere?

    If you are under 18, you are not allowed to work where: there is gambling there is alcohol, unless the work is part of an appropriate training scheme such as an apprenticeship you have to carry heavy loads, clean machinery or work with dangerous substances…
  17. A contract of employment

    This is important. You should get a contract within eight weeks of starting a job. If you don’t, ask your employer. The terms and conditions of your contract begin as soon as you start work.  When you receive it, check it carefully as it sets…
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