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Targeted CVs

« Back to CVs index A targeted CV focuses on a clear, specific job target listing appropriate capabilities and supporting accomplishments. Each job target requires a different CV. You must be clear and specific about your job target, the particular title or occupational field you want…

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is often put in the back of all our minds. And although it is rare, 2000 men on average are diagnosed every year in the UK. Ages range from 15 to 45. This article points out the symptoms we all should be looking…

Training opportunities for young people

We regularly provide details of training opportunities from several providers here. If we've been made aware of upcoming opportunities, they'll be listed below.

Volunteering and personal development

Whatever you're in to, there's a fun and interesting volunteering opportunity for you. Volunteering is so much more than doing something in your spare time for free. You will: Meet new people Gain work experience Build on your strengths and develop new skills Become more…

Work experience

Work experience gives you a chance to try out jobs before reaching a long term decision. You get an insight into the pace and pressures of a typical work day, and an understanding of the range of skills and qualities needed. A guide to Child…

Working before you're 16

There are several laws covering what you can do if you want to work while you're still at school. If you're under 16, you're not allowed to work: without an employment permit issued by the education department of the local council, if this is required by…

Working in Childcare - Information for school leavers

Everyone's aware of teaching as a career for people who want to work with children, but there are lots of other opportunities for both men and women.  What about working in nurseries, pre-schools or out of school clubs? There are clear career paths in these…

Working with other organisations - Sharing your contact details

Southampton City Council works in partnership with many other organisations across the city to enable, encourage and assist young people into education, employment and training. These organisations provide specialist individual support and tailored programmes to help young people access opportunities such as college course, apprenticeships, training…

Young Carers

If you are under 18 and spend a lot of time helping a relative or someone who lives in your home you might be a ‘Young Carer’. Some of the ways children and young people care for someone are: Staying in the house to be…

Your first appearance in court - A guide for young people

If you have been charged with an offence and will be attending court for the first time, you are likely to have concerns about what is going to happen to you. Your first court appearance will be at West Hampshire Magistrates Court on the Avenue…
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