As a young person your best move is to work for a big employer.
- Where there is plenty of scope for career development
- Who has structured training and development in place
- Where they recognise the importance of investing in young people
- Who can offer a diverse range of career options
So move to local government - it's got the lot!
Local councils are some of the largest employers in the UK and deliver a huge range of services and products to local communities. This means that they offer an unbelievable range of careers covering everything from Accountancy and Engineering to Teaching and Social Work. For a full list of careers see ThinkLG
They have a wide range of schemes to attract young people such as New Deal, Apprenticeships and Graduate Programmes. These schemes reflect the importance that they place upon attracting young people into their organisation.
You can find a huge range of jobs on www.sector1.net and other websites and also in regional press and the councils' own websites.
Most public sector employers are working towards or have already achieved Investor in People status, which means you know they are committed to the ongoing training and development of their workforce and can expect to progress your career upwards. See IIP