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Q: Where can I look to find a job?
A. Check out the following:
- Job search sites, such as fish4jobs and Get my first job
- Jobcentre Plus (your local job centre).
- Universal jobmatch. This government site enables you to search and apply for full or part-time jobs.
- Newspapers. For example, the Birmingham Mail has jobs on a Thursday.
- Employment agencies. They can help you to find temporary and permanent jobs.
- Personal contacts. Ask your friends and family if they know about any vacancies.
- Local high streets. You can often find part-time or holiday work advertised in shop or restaurant windows.
- Online directories, such as yell.com to find employers and employment agencies. Check employer websites to see if they are advertising any jobs, or consider sending them a speculative letter or CV.
Q:Can I find a job that doesn't have any training?
A. No. The government says that Year 11 students must be in some form of learning until they are 18 years old. So any job you do, including working for a family business or for yourself (self-employment), must include part-time education or training.
Go to the government website for more information.
Q: Can I set up my own business?
A. Yes, but you will first need to come up with a realistic idea that you can turn into a product or service. You will then need to test the market and develop a business plan. You’ll also need funding to set the business up.
Advice about starting your own business is available on the government website .
You can also contact Shell LiveWIRE. Established in 1982, this programme offers free online business advice and funding for young entrepreneurs (16-30 year olds).
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme can help you decide whether self-employment is right for you. It offers help to 18 to 30 year olds who are either unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week.
Q: How much is the minimum wage?
A. The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.
The rates are usually updated every October. For the latest information go to the Government website.
Q: What age can I start work?
A. The youngest age you can work part-time is 13, except if you are involved in areas such as television, theatre and modelling (children working in these areas will need a performance licence).
You can start full-time work once you have officially left school (you can work up to a maximum of 40 hours a week). Once you reach 18, adult employment rights and rules apply. More information is available on the government website.
Q: I'm still at school, are there any restrictions about what part-time work I can do and when I can do it?
A. Yes. You must be at least 13 years old and you are not allowed to work in places like a factory or industrial site.
You are also not allowed to work:
- During school hours.
- Before 7am or after 7pm.
- For more than one hour before school (unless local bylaws allow it).
- For more than 4 hours without taking a break of at least 1 hour.
There are also special rules which only apply during term times and school holidays. For example, during term time you can only work a maximum of 12 hours a week. This includes:
- A maximum of 2 hours on school days/Sundays.
- A maximum of 5 hours on Saturdays for 13 to 14-year-olds or 8 hours for 15 to 16-year-olds.
During school holidays, 13 to 14-year-olds are only allowed to work a maximum of 25 hours a week. This includes:
- A maximum of 5 hours on weekdays/Saturdays.
- A maximum of 2 hours on Sundays.
During school holidays, 15 to 16-year-olds can only work a maximum of 35 hours a week. This includes:
- A maximum of 8 hours on weekdays/Saturdays.
- A maximum of 2 hours on Sundays.
Full details are available on the government website.
Q: I'm interested in doing voluntary work, where can I find out more information about this?
A. Although the work is usually unpaid, there are lots of good reasons to become a volunteer, such as doing something useful in your spare time, making a contribution to your community, meeting new people, making friends or learning a new skill. It’s also a great way to gain experience, which may also help you with your future career plans.
Use these websites to find out more:
National Citizen Service is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends. Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.
Volunteering Matters. This was formerly called CSV (Community Service Volunteers) and they offer a range of volunteering opportunities.
- DfE Performance Tables
- Annual Reports & Accounts
- Academy Funding Agreement
- Pupil Premium
- Year 7 Catch Up Funding
- British Values
Day 2 of @SF_TrainingUK central training event in Stevenage. All @StreetlyAcademy Primary Network Apprentices reported bright and early and raring to go! @WalsallCouncil #EndlessOpportunities https://t.co/sFdEcrKJWS
Members of the Year 11 Pupil Leadership Team run Year 7 Support Club every Thursday lunchtime. Activities include games, helping with homework and advice and support #volunteering #dedication #peersupport @StreetlyAcademy @StreetlyYr7 https://t.co/ROoZotrQ3q
We have the #bcschoolgames Level 3 #Boccia results: Event 1 Pan Competition 1st @StreetlyAcademy 2nd @UplandsManor 3rd @Windsor_Tweets Event 2 Physical Disability 1st @UplandsManor 2nd @StreetlyAcademy 3rd @Beacon4sport Well done to everyone involved! @BocciaEngland
Happy birthday Mr Boyes!! 🎈🎉 https://t.co/5XiFTVjFKb
And the winner is “Pride Pyramid” which was suggested but both 7CH1 and 7NI1! Well done to all forms and thank you for your suggestions!
ADVERT - NETBALL COACH The Streetly Sports and Community Association is looking for a paid position for 2 hours a week, Thurs 7-9pm to teach netball to Juniors/Seniors starting 18th Jan 18. Must hold DBS Contact the office on 0121 353 8630 - Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm.
Congratulations to 8SH2 - they are the first form to get a line of stars on Quin-Go. Hope they enjoy their ice cream to celebrate 🍦 💫 https://t.co/xyhyRQp9Ps
Congratulations to 8NI1 - they have now won back to back inter form challenges. They got to enjoy an ice cream party during plenary today. What a day for Mr Roberts not to be around! 😂 https://t.co/yJNHvuxpZ9
11N4 carrying out the scribble technique to learn the stages of blood clot formation.… https://t.co/A1idHKVlDJ
Our Pupil Leadership Team! Looking forward to working with them over the next year! https://t.co/PKcaQSQv9e
All our FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COURSES start this week ⚽️😊 Skills Centres, PDC's, Soccer Schools and more.... For dates, times and venues visit our booking page https://t.co/Z9EZbWjXTc @AVFCOfficial @StreetlyAcademy @Rawlett @bcsbirmingham https://t.co/awRcO2X0y0
At around 3.30pm we will be posting our 3 favourite names for the form competition. The winner will be the one that has the most likes by Monday at 8.30am! 20 bonus points for the form that wins! https://t.co/oyEc3wbp4g
If you want to choose ‘Pride Peak’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/n25eAD21Xj
If you want to choose ‘Pride Pyramid’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/LmPT9MCqd9
If you want to choose ‘Power Tower’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/m8BO9Pby8o
Today’s Yr8 inter form challenge! Happy 30th Birthday to Sgt....sorry Miss Adkins 🎂 https://t.co/1Afy2EBL72
Well done to 8SH2 - they delivered their own form assembly on bullying and in turn earned themselves their 3rd Quin-Go star 🌟 https://t.co/PmaNVLvgAR
The Year 8 Table Tennis tournament starts again next Friday. We had over 50 pupils participate last year, we want more this year!! The kids have also requested a Downie vs Harris match!! 🏓 https://t.co/bfNk8uEeXG
Be good for the city. I remember interviewing him at my school when I was about 15, he also attended Streetly. https://t.co/PpJv9pjaTJ
Happy New Year to all Year 7s! This is our form competition for the next term. Most points wins and forms can earn points every week. 20 bonus points uo for grabs for the form group that chooses the name of it! https://t.co/C4cc9teMLa
Year 7 all ready for the beginning of the Christmas assembly!! https://t.co/GiS82mCukx
Here it is! The 2017 Streetly Academy Christmas Video. Have a great Christmas from all at Streetly. https://t.co/ChdfvxIIEn
Congratulations to Caitlin and George for winning 100% Attendance Prizes of itune vouchers and cinema tickets! 😊 Here they are with Deputy Head teacher Mr Harris. @StreetlyAcademy https://t.co/b6lehBXFGj
Teacher of Geography | The Streetly Academy | https://t.co/IEMNroVfWh
Teacher of English | The Streetly Academy | https://t.co/yA0wI5NkLm
Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages | The Streetly Academy https://t.co/4ruHrRcW2d
COMING SOON - Football Development Courses @StreetlyAcademy in Sutton Coldfield. Saturday morning Skills Centre, evening Player Development Centre and February half term Soccer School #2018 ⚽️ More details and pre booking at https://t.co/Z9EZbWjXTc @AVFCOfficial https://t.co/E0WgKQtn2u
6th From modelling of sand dune characteristics and formation with PlayDoh. Never too old to play with PlayDoh 😎 https://t.co/xViZYpFuAC
Mr Harris’ wonderful year 8s teaching a lesson to year 7. Year 8 you should be very proud of… https://t.co/MHnFZzbktF
GCSE Results 2017
Summer Blockbusters - The 2017 Staff Video
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