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Information and advice for young people in Suffolk

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Let's go job hunting

Learn the facts about jobs, and where to start looking

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If you are aged 13-19 it's important for you to know the following:

  1. If you are 18 or under you need to register at your local drop-in centre.
  2. If you are 13 or older you can get a part time job but there are some rules on what you can and cannot be employed for. Check out the rules for employment.
  3. 18 or older? Search for jobs at Jobseekers Direct.
  4. See what part-time hours you are allowed to work.

Where can I find job vacancies?

  1. Search for Suffolk Apprenticeship vacancies.
  2. Find jobs in schools, libraries social care or other council services at Suffolk Jobs Direct.
  3. Find vacancies in Suffolk at Jobs 24.
  4. Find work experience, internships and apprenticeships with councils in Suffolk at Rising High in Suffolk.
  5. Look out for job vacancies posted by employers on Twitter or Facebook. LinkedIn invites you to share your employment and education profile with professionals who may contact you about job opportunities - register with LinkedIn.

Help with travel to interviews

Get free train tickets for travelling to job interviews with Abellio Greater Anglia's 'Job Track' scheme.

If you're looking for your first job after finishing education or have been out of work for more than 6 months, you could receive free train travel to job interviews.

Find out more about the Job Track scheme.

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What else can you do?

  • Take copies of your CV to career or job fairs.
  • Apply for seasonal work (e.g. summer work).
  • Speak to relatives who may know of vacancies in their place of work.
  • Read local newspapers for news of any companies or organisations who are expanding or are offering job opportunities.
  • Visit or contact employers by sending in a covering letter and a copy of your CV asking whether they have any vacancies or anticipate any in the future.
  • Visit local shops (e.g. newsagents, village shop, or coffee shop) and ask if there are any vacancies.

Visit MyGo

If you're 16-24 and live in the Ipswich area, you can also visit the MyGo centre in Ipswich for advice and support in searching for jobs. MyGo is an employment centre just for young people, and can provide training and workshops on things like CVs and interviews, as well as general advice on careers.

For more information, check out MyGo's website.

Find MyGo on Google Maps.

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