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job (no GCSEs)

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi

I just needed some advice about getting a job,im 16 but i never went to secondery school,im not a total retard,i can read and write and im good at I.T and bike mechanics.i just wanted to know who i should go see,i dont have any GCSE's though so am i totally screwed

thanks

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No you aren't totally screwed, but it won't be as easy as it could have been!
    You need to find your local careers centre and go have a chat with an advisor.

    Careers Services National Association
    Careers centres differ around the country in which services they provide to people. Depending on which company is in charge of your area, The advice may be free to everyone or restricted to certain groups of people.
    Telephone: 01926 318255

    For example you say you are good at bike mechanics and IT, you could try an apprenticeship as a mechanic, or get yourself some practical qualifications in IT.

    There are still a million options out there for you and you are only 16, so don't panic, but do go have that chat.

    Susie <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    although you have no qualifications you are not useless there are still plenty of opportunities for you out there so dont despair sure you will do well in life. Good luck. I have a job at the moment i only get £3.50 an hour but it gets me through and doesnt need any qualifications i am sure that their are plenty other jobs around like it. Why not try and do an apprenticeship or maybe if you want some Gcses go back to school or go to a college and get some a levels goodluck <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you're good at bike mechanics, why don't you enroll at a local college to do something like car mechanics? People are always going to need their cars fixed, and if you're any good, places like Jaguar might offer you an apprentiship because they go round places like that looking for people. Just a thought!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There's plenty of courses that you could get on to help you out, look at your local college. Or you could do the Princes Trust course, I did it, it was good. Good luck <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi there, all the advice about aprenticships etc is valid. You might want to look also at the remnants of the rover challenge scheme to see if they have a similar programme for school leavers. You also might like to look at taking a lower level NVQ to give you more industry specific skills. <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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