Tuesday, 9 February 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021


Apprenticeships & Traineeships with Juniper

We are continuing to work with with Juniper Training to source candidates for their Apprenticeship & Traineeship vacancies.

Juniper Training offers several pathways to employment or further education. Like Jobs4teens, they are committed to ensuring candidates are work-ready and have the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are seeking.

Please read on to discover more about Apprenticeships & Traineeships.

Definition: A traineeship is an education and training programme which incorporates work experience, preparing young people for their future careers by helping them to become 'work ready'. ... Employers are not required to pay trainees for the work placement and traineeships are exempt from the Minimum Wage.

Definition: An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading). Apprenticeships can also enable practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession.

Differences: The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full-time or part-time employment based training arrangement, usually for around 12 months (apprenticeships usually last for three to four years) and is generally in a non-trade related area

GOV: A traineeship is a course that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 6 months.


Discover how traineeships can get you ready for an apprenticeship or job. Then use our find a traineeship service to find traineeships that are available now.


Do you get paid for a traineeship?

Most trainees get their pay and conditions related to their training from Schedule E in the Miscellaneous Award 2010. They get their other entitlements (such as penalty rates, overtime and allowances) from the industry or occupation award that covers them.


Could a traineeship be right for you?


Could a traineeship be right for you? If you are currently considering your career options and plans for the future, then a traineeship might be right for you.


A traineeship is an education and training programme which could be found in either the private sector or public sector, which incorporates work experience and preparing young people like you for their future careers, by helping them to become 'work ready'


Although employers are not required to pay trainees for the work placement, and traineeships are exempt from the minimum wage, many traineeships are paid positions or they cover travel costs and other expenses.


The skills and experienced gained as a trainee will be valuable additions to your CV and will make you stand out to employers and recruiters once you are decided on your chosen career path.


A traineeship could last from 6 weeks up to 6 months, so there will be a position to suit you. Aimed at 16 to 24 year olds, a traineeship is the perfect way to get you ready for an apprenticeship position, or a job.


If you are interested in finding out more, then our candidates team is on hand to answer any questions you might have. candidates@jobs4teens.co.uk



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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Are you a Parent helping your Teenager to find work?


Are you a Parent helping your Teenager to find work? Then we can help you with the process.

We are more than aware that not all young people aged 16 and over want to continue learning and go on to higher and further education. For them a traineeship, an apprenticeship, or a job might be the best option. However, the majority of the information out there is geared heavily towards teenagers continuing in education for as long as possible.

We wish that more employers would consider introducing traineeship and apprenticeship schemes. There is Government assistance for those firms willing to offer places. Our own data and research shows that there are thousands of teenagers aged 16-17 who would prefer to work as an apprentice, if the places were out there.

The Current Jobs section of our website includes Traineeships and Apprenticeship places.

If your teenager is under 16 then they will only be able to seek out part-time work, but the skills and experience they gain from doing a part time job will prepare them for any future opportunities, as well as giving them some money of their own to spend.

Older teenagers and school leavers are generally more focused on their options and whether or not further education is right for them. An 18 year old with real work experience on their CV will stand out to employers as being work-ready.

We encourage all parents to visit the Parents & Guardians section of our website and pick up some useful tips and advice.


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Monday, 18 January 2021

We consider the mental health of young people to be of great importance, do you agree?


We consider the mental health of young people to be of great importance, do you agree?

There are many pressures felt by teenagers and young people that lead to a wide range of mental health issues that can be addressed by councillors and specialist mental healthcare professionals.

Help is available from a great number of sources but we at Jobs4teens have chosen to support Young Minds



Their Purpose:


To stop young people's mental health reaching crisis point.

Every young person whose mental health ends up in crisis is a young person who has been failed. The earlier young people can access the right help, the more likely it is that they can avoid these crises.


Their Vision:


A world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

To see a world where every young person who is struggling feels able to reach out, and has people and services around them who can really help.


Their Mission:


To make sure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need .

Whether they need a reassuring conversation, specialist mental health support, or simply the knowledge that they are not alone in how they are feeling, YoungMinds will make sure that all young people get support that meets them where they're at as quickly as possible.


Call the YoungMinds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

(Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm, free from mobiles and landlines)


Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Do you need help with your Interview Preparation for that Part-time Job?


Do you need help with your Interview Preparation for that Part-time Job? Then read on…….

So, you’ve worked hard on your CV and you’ve asked us at Jobs4teens for some help, you’ve read our CV advice jobs4teens blog,  you’ve sent off and handed in loads of CVs, you’ve followed up with phonecalls and now, finally, you’ve got an interview.  It doesn’t matter if it’s for a full-time position, part-time job or a holiday job, the basic interview principles apply right across the board.

What to wear……

Always err on the side of caution and dress smartly. Even if the employer says it’s going to be just “an informal chat”, or even if the job is a small part-time job, like dog walking or a paper round – show your employer you are a professional young person. Don’t wear trainers, or sportswear, and keep your make up to a minimum. Trousers or a skirt and a plain shirt are fine, you don’t need to go in a suit, and there’s never anything wrong in wearing your school uniform if needs be (with or without the tie).

Preparation and research……

Before the interview do a little research. Who is the employer? How long have they been in business? How much can you find out about the company online to show you’ve done your research? You could read online customer reviews on their Facebook page or Google Reviews, or customer comments on Twitter, or photo posts on Instagram.

Write down and take your notes with you and take a pen. Take a copy of your CV in case you need to refer to this in your interview.  If the employer didn’t ask for a CV then take a copy anyway and as always, if you need any help with your CV, then please let us know at candidates@jobs4teens.co.uk

Has your interviewer asked you to take anything with you?  Like a copy of your exam results or your passport? Don’t forget these. You will not want to come across as disorganised.

Getting there………

How are you going to get to the interview? If you’re going by public transport or car then allow extra time during rush hour. Its ok to be early, but not too early. We reckon 10 to 15 mins beforehand is about right. If you’re earlier than that, then have a walk round the block to gather your thoughts and use up some time. 

Will you be walking there? We know it’s not always a great look, but borrow an umbrella, you might be thankful of it. If you’re ever unsure about your route or travelling time, then do a trial run the day before to test your journey out.

The clich├ęs………

As your folks at home might say – ‘Just be yourself’. Be honest if you’ve not got any prior experience. At Jobs4teens we work with employers who know you’re not likely to have much experience if you’re at school or college. Your hobbies interests and ambitions are just as important at this stage, so try and talk about your commitment to a sports team, your dedication to rehearsing for your band, or how this part-time job is going to be relevant to any future career choices.

Do you have any questions……?

Take a list of any questions that you might want to ask about the company, the job and maybe your potential work colleagues. Take more questions than think you might need as many of them might be answered during the interview itself leaving you with nothing other than, “Ummm, I think you answered everything I wanted to ask.”  at the end.

Use any unanswered questions from your research and your notes – For example:  “How long have you been in business for?” or “What are your busiest times of the year?”

That’s it…….

Please let us know how you get on at interview. We love to hear about your success stories, and we’re always happy to offer you any guidance or help if you need it when preparing for an interview, or if you think that one you have attended went badly………. Just drop us a line candidates@jobs4teens.co.uk or message us on 07387 758 056


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Thursday, 7 January 2021

Would You Like Help Taking the Pain Away from Staff Recruitment?

Would You Like Help Taking the Pain Away from Staff Recruitment?

Employers! If you regularly employ young staff at your business or organisation, then you will already know that recruiting replacements to fill any vacancies can be both costly and time consuming.

We have a subscription based business model that is specifically designed to supply our clients with pre-screened, work ready candidates to fill any vacancies that arise.

The monthly membership subscriptions being offered via our website are attractive to businesses both large and small.
Our premium service currently costs just £3,000 per year and it could meet all of your staffing needs.
So, if you regularly employ just one or one hundred teenagers then take a look.

We could save you both time and money!!!

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Do you employ young people in your business?

 Do you employ young people? Then we can save you money. We are different to other recruitment companies. We have a unique recruitment solution. You pay us a monthly subscription fee and in return we supply you with all the candidates you need, whenever a vacancy arises.

Find out more by watching our video.

Our premium subscription service currently costs just £3,000 per year and it could meet all of your staffing needs. If you are regularly looking for young people to fill vacancies, then contact us.
We have thousands of registered young people aged 13 and over looking for an opportunity to work. The candidates are located all over the UK and are keen to find roles local to them.
They are primarily looking for work opportunities in the retail, leisure, hospitality and support sectors.
Ring our team today on 0161 706 0431 or 07387 758 056 and ask us how many registered candidates there are in your area? We are always happy to help.

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Becoming a registered candidate is easy to do.

 Becoming a registered candidate is easy. Would you like to find out more?

The process is simple. As explained in our video.

You initially register online by completing the short form on our website and hit the submit button.

You are now on our database and you can sit back, relax and wait for us to get in touch, as soon as jobs near you get listed.

Once registered with us you will receive an email inviting you to take the next step.

Taking this step is entirely optional but it will get you ready for an interview when that job opportunity comes up.

You pay a one-off £3.00 administration fee and complete a detailed questionnaire, so you can tell us more about you and your skills.

The administration fee goes a little way to covering the cost of reviewing your submitted questionnaire, but mostly it let’s us know that you are available for work right now.

Using the information you provide, our team will create for you a unique Digital CV, one that’s professional and makes you attractive to the employers we work with.

We’ll help you to showcase your skills, interests and experience. Information that will help employers know what you will bring to their business, and why they should interview you.

So, if you’re looking for: a traineeship, or an apprenticeship, part time work, or a Saturday job, then Jobs4teens has you covered.

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