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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London


London’s College for Skills

Career First - 16 to 18 Work Experience

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You  can apply for Careers First and start at any time. To apply, please click the link under Courses on the left hand side of this page.

Looking to get your first job and skills to start your career?

Career First is our work experience programme specifically for 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training.

The programme offers four to six week placements with great employers, along with support from a careers adviser to guide you on choices in further education.

You can choose to work in a wide range of industries, including Accounting, Business Administration, Childcare, Creative and Media, Early Years, Engineering, Beauty Therapy, Health and Social Care, ICT and Computing, Science, Public Services, Sport, Travel and Tourism.

The programme also includes support from a Careers Adviser to provide you with guidance on further education and employment, and a £30 a week bursary payment.

At the end of your placement you’ll also be guaranteed an interview for an Apprenticeship with an employer.

 

What are the levels?

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

This level will give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This level will develop your functional skills and give you some work experience.

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

This level involves extensive studying and can help to make you a specialist in your field of learning or work.

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