Learning about work
School pupils learn about work and enterprise at key stage 4 - ages 14-16.
Pupils will normally have five days' of enterprise activities, when they can -
- be innovative
- be creative
- learn about risk management
- learn about risk taking
- develop a can do attitude
- acquire the drive to make ideas happen
Learning about enterprise also teaches young people about finances, economics and business.
In Hull, many schools offer enterprise activities from key stage 3, when pupils are 11-14. Many primary schools use enterprise learning to help young people develop self confidence, team working and decision making skills.
We offer older pupils opportunities to learn through work-experience and vocational courses.
Hull City Council actively supports and promotes high quality work experience placements for students aged 14 to 19 who reside within the Hull boundary and attend a Hull or East Riding school or college.
Students must apply via their school or college work experience coordinator. Direct applications will not be accepted.
Hull City Council work experience scheme has proved to be a great success over many years and hundreds of young people have benefited from it using it to help them make informed decisions about their first career steps.
All local authority departments offering work experience opportunities to 14 to 19 students are subject to a Health and Safety pre-vet. The pre-vet will be conducted by representative from the Humber Education Business Partnership (EBP).
We create opportunities for young people to start their own businesses. Working with the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, we encourage and support young entrepreneurs aged 14 to 25 in Hull.
In Hull the careers service is provided by Hull City Council. Please contact Kenworthy House on 01482 331 000 and ask for Connexions.
If you are aged between 13 and 19 in Hull at school, college, in training, at work or out of work, you can have access to a personal adviser. A personal adviser will listen to you and offer advice and guidance on careers, jobs, training, education and voluntary work. We are a Youth Support Service and offer information, advice and guidance on a wide range of issues. If we cannot help you directly, then we can find the specialist help you need, whether it is just a bit of advice and information or real support to deal with a problem.
If you are of school age you should be able to get help from personal advisers who are independent of your school about the options open to you when you move on.
If you are offered a careers interview or you request one, it is useful to first give some thought about yourself, your interests, abilities and aspirations and how they might relate to jobs and job sectors. The more thought you give to these matters first, the more you are likely to get out of your discussions with a careers adviser. The National Careers Service website can help get you started. You can do a skills health check which will help you to explore areas such as activities, interests, motivation and personal style.
Find out more about what the National Careers Service can offer (link opens in a new window)