Jobs for 16-19 year olds
Search our directories above for information on job support and options.
Do I need to be over a certain age to get a job?
Who can help me find a job?
The Gov.uk website has an on-line job search. You can search by what job you would like to do, for example catering, and where you would like to do it, for example Staffordshire.
Look out for disability confident employers. These employers have made a commitment to employ, and keep in their employment, disabled people and people with health conditions.
There are many other job search websites. Use your search engine or visit the Get Active website, where you can find lots more information. The Learn My Way website has lots of tips and information on finding a job and includes how to search and find a job online.
You may want to think about a traineeship, supported internship, apprenticeship or perhaps volunteering to get some experience. See our blue directories below for more information.
There is some also useful information on the Gov.uk website:
- Advice on looking for work if you're disabled
- Access to work - getting support in work if you have a disability or health condition
- Intensive Personalised Employment Support - one-to-one support and training to help you into work if you have a disability or health condition.
- The Work and Health Programme -helps you find and keep a job if you’re out of work.
Who can help me write a CV for a job and help me prepare for an interview?
Please speak to your setting who will be able to talk to you about the support they provide in more detail. You can find information on how to write a CV on the National Careers Service website. There is lots more information on the Get Active website.
If you have a disability or a health condition you may be able to apply for communication support at a job interview. See the gov.uk website for more information on Access to Work.
Working with a disability - a message from Jay
Jay, who was born with cerebral palsy, has produced this video for teengers and young people with disabilities. It is based on his experience and journey of gaining employment.
Jay's message is that it’s important to stay positive. In his teens he remembers how difficult it was to see a future and how he could make a contribution to society. It is aimed particularly at those who may be nervous about starting work or who are thinking about a future career.
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