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    I have never had a job before and have had very limited work experience (couple of days at a charity shop) but want to get a part time job. I am currently 16 years old in year 12 at sixth form, but I dont have a clue what I even need to have to get my first job.

    I know you need your national insurance number, and a bank account???
    Any help would be appreicated so much
    Also, any advice on where to get my first job?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by laura.cox1)
    Hi

    I have never had a job before and have had very limited work experience (couple of days at a charity shop) but want to get a part time job. I am currently 16 years old in year 12 at sixth form, but I dont have a clue what I even need to have to get my first job.

    I know you need your national insurance number, and a bank account???
    Any help would be appreicated so much
    Also, any advice on where to get my first job?
    Thanks
    Hi,

    I remember getting my 1st job in year 12 (a couple of years ago). Common jobs included retail, supermarket work, waitressing. Before I started applying, I put together a basic CV with contact details, qualifications and any previous experience, and my main skills. Some jobs have application forms - paper or online and for others they'd like a paper copy of your CV. Either on the application form or if and when you come in for an interview you'll most likely need: NI no., passport, proof of address e.g. bank statement and maybe your birth certificate but it varies between companies.
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    I too am in year 12 and have a part time job. You will need a CV, passport, bank account details and a national insurance number.
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    Thanks so much for replying. Where did you get your first job in yr12
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    Hi,

    I remember getting my 1st job in year 12 (a couple of years ago). Common jobs included retail, supermarket work, waitressing. Before I started applying, I put together a basic CV with contact details, qualifications and any previous experience, and my main skills. Some jobs have application forms - paper or online and for others they'd like a paper copy of your CV. Either on the application form or if and when you come in for an interview you'll most likely need: NI no., passport, proof of address e.g. bank statement and maybe your birth certificate but it varies between companies.
    Pretty much this.
    Common places for students to work are shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, fast food places etc etc.
    I know mcdonalds take on a lot of students.
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    I work at House of Fraser and love it there plus you get paid £7.60 an hour!!
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    (Original post by flippingforever)
    I work at House of Fraser and love it there plus you get paid £7.60 an hour!!
    How long have you been working there?
    Also, was the interview hard? What did you have to do? Induction training or something like that?
    THanks
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    I have been working there about four months now, the interview wasn't too bad we had a card with a picture and a famous person on it then we had to tell a story mine was Nelson Mandela and an ice-cream. Then we had to interact with a customer as a group and recommend products totem before a 1-1 interview with the menswear manager it was the usual questions Tell me about yourself?, Tell me about a time when you had to compromise?, Tell me about a time when you were under pressure to succeed ect. I was phoned later the day to be told I got the job I was an Xmas temp but my contract got renewed training was the next weekend both days it was like values and till training ect. If you want anymore advice let me know x
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    Hi, Miss Wara Woo

    I have been looking myself at applying for some jobs. This is a very difficult time for you with you a level studies. No No No! You should focus your time on revision material and be revising not some job that pays under the minimum wage. DONT TAKE MY ADVICE, PAY THE PRICE
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    Hi, Miss Wara Woo

    I have been looking myself at applying for some jobs. This is a very difficult time for you with you a level studies. No No No! You should focus your time on revision material and be revising not some job that pays under the minimum wage. DONT TAKE MY ADVICE, PAY THE PRICE. Simple as.......
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    Hello Heuston. Thankyou for your advice. Very helpful. TAKE MY ADVICE OR PAY THE PRICE
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    (Original post by laura.cox1)
    Hi

    I have never had a job before and have had very limited work experience (couple of days at a charity shop) but want to get a part time job. I am currently 16 years old in year 12 at sixth form, but I dont have a clue what I even need to have to get my first job.

    I know you need your national insurance number, and a bank account???
    Any help would be appreicated so much
    Also, any advice on where to get my first job?
    Thanks
    My Experience:
    I started my first job when I was 15 (start of Year 11), as a Pharmacy Assistant, which is a pretty rare job for a teenager, so I don't know if it's that similar to other jobs. I personally visited all the Pharmacies in my town with a paper CV, asking if they had any jobs for 15 year olds. Most didn't because of my age, but one took in my CV. After a couple of weeks, I phoned them (which you might feel awkward about, but trust me, it's a good idea after a few weeks), and they invited me in for an interview. It was fairly relaxed, and they basically just explained the job to me and we discussed which hours I could do. Then they gave me a few forms to fill out (name, age, address, qualifications, any past experience/jobs, referees, etc.) and offered me the job. I currently do 6 hours a week - 2 afterschool on Fridays and 4 on Saturday mornings. This is probably the maximum I could do, but the weekend shift is definitely easier than weekdays.

    CV
    If you want, I can send a copy of my CV for you to look at. I used a pretty basic layout. My name, address, phone numbers and email at the top. Then I had 4 lines about me, mentioning where I study, what I want to be when I'm older - only if it's relevant (for me, a doctor) - and what I want to get out of the job, e.g. experience and confidence when handling medications and talking to patients... Then I had my 'employment history'. Here, I put a summary of the volunteering positions I'd completed. So I was a leader at my Church's children's liturgy and a shop assistant for a charity shop. I mentioned these and said the months I'd worked there and wrote 3-4 lines about what I did in that role. If you don't have much experience, you could either skip this section, or write about a school responsibility e.g. prefect. You said you'd worked a couple of days in a charity shop, so you could mention this and say what you did there and what you learnt from it, etc. I then had a qualification section - although I only had two early GCSEs and 1 sports leadership qualification at the time. This may be just me, but I always put my best grades at the top and two at the bottom, with my lower grades in the middle, because it makes them look better at a quick glance. I then had another 5 lines or so where I mentioned my hobbies and extra-curricular e.g. clarinet, fencing, learning British Sign Language. I also mentioned DOFE and First Aid training I'd done. Lastly, I add 'references on request' in bold at the bottom.

    What do you need?
    You'll need a CV, however some places give you an application form to fill in specially. When I filled out the forms for my pharmacy, there were spaces for my bank details (e.g. sort code) and my national insurance number. However, my friend started working there before she had her N.I.N.O. number, and that was fine. You may also need to bring a Passport with you to the interview, however this wasn't necessary for me. You shouldn't need anything else, but if you do, the business should tell you at the interview etc. If they offer you an interview via phone or email, you could ask if there's anything you should bring.

    Where to get a first job:
    So, as I mentioned, I work in a pharmacy, however this is fairly difficult to get. Common teenage jobs that I've heard of include: waitress, swimming instructors/assistants, tutors (including at organisations e.g. Explore Learning), Primark, McDonald's/KFC/Subway, cafes, any shop job, really. I've heard House of Fraser is a really good place to work at, assuming you're good with customers, and Marks and Spencer's pays well.

    I hope this was useful. Good luck!
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    (Original post by bfm.mcdermott)
    My Experience:
    I started my first job when I was 15 (start of Year 11), as a Pharmacy Assistant, which is a pretty rare job for a teenager, so I don't know if it's that similar to other jobs. I personally visited all the Pharmacies in my town with a paper CV, asking if they had any jobs for 15 year olds. Most didn't because of my age, but one took in my CV. After a couple of weeks, I phoned them (which you might feel awkward about, but trust me, it's a good idea after a few weeks), and they invited me in for an interview. It was fairly relaxed, and they basically just explained the job to me and we discussed which hours I could do. Then they gave me a few forms to fill out (name, age, address, qualifications, any past experience/jobs, referees, etc.) and offered me the job. I currently do 6 hours a week - 2 afterschool on Fridays and 4 on Saturday mornings. This is probably the maximum I could do, but the weekend shift is definitely easier than weekdays.

    CV
    If you want, I can send a copy of my CV for you to look at. I used a pretty basic layout. My name, address, phone numbers and email at the top. Then I had 4 lines about me, mentioning where I study, what I want to be when I'm older - only if it's relevant (for me, a doctor) - and what I want to get out of the job, e.g. experience and confidence when handling medications and talking to patients... Then I had my 'employment history'. Here, I put a summary of the volunteering positions I'd completed. So I was a leader at my Church's children's liturgy and a shop assistant for a charity shop. I mentioned these and said the months I'd worked there and wrote 3-4 lines about what I did in that role. If you don't have much experience, you could either skip this section, or write about a school responsibility e.g. prefect. You said you'd worked a couple of days in a charity shop, so you could mention this and say what you did there and what you learnt from it, etc. I then had a qualification section - although I only had two early GCSEs and 1 sports leadership qualification at the time. This may be just me, but I always put my best grades at the top and two at the bottom, with my lower grades in the middle, because it makes them look better at a quick glance. I then had another 5 lines or so where I mentioned my hobbies and extra-curricular e.g. clarinet, fencing, learning British Sign Language. I also mentioned DOFE and First Aid training I'd done. Lastly, I add 'references on request' in bold at the bottom.

    What do you need?
    You'll need a CV, however some places give you an application form to fill in specially. When I filled out the forms for my pharmacy, there were spaces for my bank details (e.g. sort code) and my national insurance number. However, my friend started working there before she had her N.I.N.O. number, and that was fine. You may also need to bring a Passport with you to the interview, however this wasn't necessary for me. You shouldn't need anything else, but if you do, the business should tell you at the interview etc. If they offer you an interview via phone or email, you could ask if there's anything you should bring.

    Where to get a first job:
    So, as I mentioned, I work in a pharmacy, however this is fairly difficult to get. Common teenage jobs that I've heard of include: waitress, swimming instructors/assistants, tutors (including at organisations e.g. Explore Learning), Primark, McDonald's/KFC/Subway, cafes, any shop job, really. I've heard House of Fraser is a really good place to work at, assuming you're good with customers, and Marks and Spencer's pays well.

    I hope this was useful. Good luck!
    Thanks so much! That has helped loads. And if u dont mind, could you send me your CV because I dont know exactly how other people set it all out. Thanks... my email is : [email protected]
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    (Original post by laura.cox1)
    Thanks so much! That has helped loads. And if u dont mind, could you send me your CV because I dont know exactly how other people set it all out. Thanks... my email is : [email protected]
    Yeah, sure! I've just sent it. Let me know if you have any questions or if you didn't receive it x
 
 
 

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