The leap from school to the world of work can seem daunting but the good news is you already have many of the skills you need to succeed. It's just a case of putting them into practice and building up your confidence. Potential employers will look favourably on young people who have gone above and beyond their schooling to gain real-life experience and here are some ways to do just that...
You can learn lots of skills through additional activities such as:
Duke of Edinburgh Award – develops key skills like team work, communication and leadership
Becoming a prefect, a student rep or a buddy – demonstrates your ability to take responsibility.
Organising events or fundraising – shows time management and problem-solving ability.