School Leavers CV & Interview Advice

Find out everything you need to know about life after school, whether you’re looking for work or want to go to university. In addition to making the most of our free CV and cover letter templates designed specifically for school leavers, you can also browse a range of tips and advice tailored to you. With expert advice on everything from preparing for uni to getting work experience, you’ll be able to plan for the path that suits you best.

A level results day: What are your options?

Just got your A level results, and not sure where to go next? Here are some of our top tips to help you weigh up the options on A level results day:

Revealed: The best city to go to university in 2019

Cardiff has been named the most cost-effective city to attend university, as part of the NatWest Student Living Index 2019. Find out how your uni stacks up.

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV.

Jobs for 16-year-olds

16 and ready to work? Here are a few jobs you can do – and a handful of helpful hints to get your career off on the right foot.

School leaver CV template

Looking for your first job after leaving school, but worried your lack of experience could harm your chances? Here’s our school leaver CV template.

School leaver cover letter template

Looking for help to make your CV shine? Here’s our cover letter template specifically designed for recent school leavers:

School leaver advice

Revealed: The best city to go to university in 2019

Cardiff has been named the most cost-effective city to attend university, as part of the NatWest Student Living Index 2019. Find out how your uni stacks up.

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV.

Jobs for 16-year-olds

16 and ready to work? Here are a few jobs you can do – and a handful of helpful hints to get your career off on the right foot.

Work experience letter template

Looking to gain some work experience? Our free work experience letter template will help get you started, and learn how to stand out to employers.

Five ways to make the most of career fairs

Want to speak face-to-face with recruiters in your industry? Here are some of our top career fair tips, and how you can learn to use them to your advantage…

Personal statements for university

Here’s everything you need to know about writing your personal statement for university, and a personal statement example to help you get started.

The Gradlife – What needs to go?

To help you work out what needs to take precedence (and what needs to go), Lydia Randall gives some of her top tips on how to get your priorities sorted.

The Gradlife – How to turn a loss into a win

Our graduate blogger, Lydia Randall, explains how learning to embrace losses could help move your life – and your career – forward.

What are the different degree levels?

Thinking about going to uni? There’s more than one way to get a degree. To make your options clearer, here’s everything you need to know about the most common degree levels:

Not going to uni: What to do next

What comes after school? It doesn’t have to be uni. If you’re considering not going to uni, here are a few options of what you could do next:

University open days: What you need to know

Not sure which university is right for you? Don’t panic. To help you get up to speed, here’s a quick rundown on how university open days work:

How to: Prepare for your first year at uni

Not feeling ready for uni? We can help with that. To make sure you’re ready to become a fresher, here’s how to prepare for your first year:

School leaver CV & cover letter templates

School leaver CV template

Looking for your first job after leaving school, but worried your lack of experience could harm your chances? Here’s our school leaver CV template.

School leaver cover letter template

Looking for help to make your CV shine? Here’s our cover letter template specifically designed for recent school leavers:

CV templates and tips

Struggling with your CV? We can help with that. To make sure your CV is up to scratch, here are our best tips and templates:

Which parts of my education should I include in my CV?

Confused about which parts of your education you should include in your CV? Here’s our advice…

Other advice on: School Leavers CV & Interview Advice

A level results day: What are your options?

Just got your A level results, and not sure where to go next? Here are some of our top tips to help you weigh up the options on A level results day:

Free cover letter template

Feel like your cover letter could do with some work? Here’s our handy free cover letter template to help get you started.

Benefits of volunteering

From improving your skills and experience, to adding value to your CV, find out why a stint as a volunteer can seriously help your career prospects.

Five of the best-paid jobs you can do after your GCSEs

There’s a range of career choices available should you choose to forego further education. Here are six of the best-paid jobs you could do with just your GCSEs.

How to become a Concierge

Get qualified Whilst you may be able to come into this role with no prior experience, some experience within the hospitality sector will help to demonstrate your ability. Any related qualifications will also show your expertise and passion for the job.