Before starting your job search, be clear on what kind of role will suit your level of education, interests, skills, values and personality. Visit the National Careers Service website for more details. You can also take the Skills health check questionnaire on the National Careers Service website to help identify which job groups could be a good fit for you.
Keep an eye out for the youth-friendly employer badge, this helps you know which organisations help and develop young people professionally and personally. Find out more on the Youth Employment UK website.
What to look for
The Youth Employment UK website also has a really helpful careers page to help you get started.
Entry-level jobs are roles that typically require less responsibility and experience. But have your career goals in mind too – entry level jobs can be a great stepping stone.
If pay is an important factor, the Glassdoor website lists the 10 highest paying entry-level jobs you could consider.
How to spot entry level roles
1. Get advice from your careers service
The first step is to talk to your school, college or sixth form careers service. The staff will be happy to help you through every step of the job search process. Often they’ll have links to local employers who are looking for students like you and provide advice on your application.
2. Register on the top 10 job sites
3. Register on student recruitment sites
Set up a profile and register for job alerts on specialist recruitment websites and apps such as the Fledglink website , e4s website, Student Job website and the Milkround website where you’ll find vacancies just for school and uni leavers.
4. Join a professional networking site
Set up a profile on professional networking site LinkedIn and look for entry level job positions on LinkedIn’s advanced search. Network with friends and connections to find out about entry-level roles in companies.
5. Check out top employer websites
Many employers have graduate schemes, internships and higher apprenticeships in place for a number of roles within different sectors. Check out their websites directly. You can start your search by looking on the Times Top 100 websites list of graduate employers.