This section aims to answer some common queries that you, or your child may have as they transition from school into the workplace.
What is Career?
‘Career’ describes our journey through life, learning and work. Therefore, Career is not only concerned with qualifications, but also includes well-being, as well as the ability to be resilient and adaptable.
This will be achieved through their participation in the curriculum alongside the events and activities within our Careers Programme.
During their time here at Castlewood School, your child will be offered many opportunities to learn, practice and apply the skills, knowledge and mindset needed for a positive career. This will be achieved through their participation in the curriculum alongside the events and activities within our Careers Programme.
Where can I get help and advice?
National Careers Service:
Access to work:
How can I find out what my strengths, skills and qualities are?
When can I get a Part-time Job?
Rules for working when under the age of 18 gov.uk/restrictions-on-child-employment
- The minimum age at which you can work is 13*
- There is no minimum wage for under 16s
- The minimum wage for 16-year-olds is £4.62 per hour
- You cannot do a job, which may be harmful to your health, well-being, or education
- You cannot work during school time
- Employer are obliged to make Reasonable Adjustments for disability
You can work a maximum of 12 hours per week during term time
During school holidays you can work a maximum of 25 hours per week if you are aged 3 – 14-year-olds.
During school holidays 15 –16-year-olds can work up to a maximum of 35 hours per week
When are College Open Days Events?
If you have further queries, please contact us:
- Telephone: 0121 748 9760
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dave Hooley our Careers Advisor can be contacted on: email@example.com