What Work Cambridgeshire and Rutland 2016 - Page 7

Information and guidance for young people aged 13-19 Different ways of working The ways in which we work are changing too. Here are some of the different ways in which we might work today and in the future. Flexi-time working – not working to set hours every day such as 9-5. Temporary or fixed-term contracts – employers take more people on in agriculture, retail, hospitality or manufacturing, at busier times. Zero or low hours contracts – sometimes employers need flexibility from employees. A zero hours contract might mean you don’t know how many hours you will work from week to week. Freelance and consultancy work – specialists are brought in to a business only when they’re needed. Shift work – people who work in factories, hospitals or hotels often work shifts as they’re needed through the night or early in the morning. Part-time work – some people choose to only work part of a week, for example, if they’re also studying, but some jobs aren’t available as full-time posts. Teleworking – new technologies mean you don’t have to go to your workplace to do your work – you can work from practically anywhere these days! Career jumping – Fancy a change? Use the skills you’ve learnt in one job to change your career. As a young learner today you New technology is the might have had over 10 different jobs by the time you reach main reason for jobs the age of 38! To do this you’ll need transferable skills. disappearing. Running your own business – nearly two thirds of young people like the idea of running their own business. You can work for yourself in lots of careers, for example, construction, hair and beauty, finance, hotels and catering. Or you might just have a brilliant idea you want to sell! n: s hio n fa i M STE suring y olo g ea • m ile techn g in xt • te tern mak t • pa 5