Part 1: Getting ready to work

Which type of employment is best for you and your family?

In part one of our employment toolkit:

  • Take the skills test 
  • What does zero hours mean? (and other types of employment)
  • How to get the qualifications/experience you need
  • How will employment affect your benefits and support?

Take the skills test

Boost your chances of getting the job you want by identifying your strengths and skills gap.

Find out about the things you're good at.

And discover the areas you need to improve on. 

This tool is coming soon.

Take the skills test

What are the different types of work / workers?

Find out which type of employment suits you best. 

From term time only and zero hours to apprenticeships and pro rata.

Learn the pros and cons so you know exactly what you're getting into.

What are the different types of work / workers?

What skills do I need to develop?

Discover what skills, qualifications and experience you need.

And learn about the different types of study and training available – including levels and duration.

We've picked out the best websites to get you started on a path to success.

What skills do I need to develop?

3 things parents should consider before going back to work

Getting ready for work isn't just about getting the right skills and qualifications.

Employment can affect your rights and benefits as a parent.

So before you start that job search, think about these 3 key issues.

3 things parents should consider before going back to work

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