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Business - Careers

Careers jargon is evolving all the time to suit new work patterns and opportunities. Career jargon is unlike any other jargon in that it is always relatively new. Old careers jargon is often dropped very quickly due to the old hat image it may portray.

Careers jargon is always seen as hip or trendy as people in this service seem to continually reinvent themselves or their careers and so the new career jargon is born.

It is nearly impossible to avoid careers jargon in normal life as it affects us all including our children who have to deal with the latest technology in the careers jargon relating to exams and courses that they may be considering before entering the world of work.


Careers Jargon.

NVQ National Vocational Qualifications. NVQs are qualifications for people who are learning and training while they work.

Employed Status

This is where you are on a training course but you are also employed by the company doing the training. (If you are not employed you will be a trainee and get a training allowance).

Advanced Apprenticeship

The highest level of training course, with employed status. The training takes you at least up to NVQ level 3 - this is the same level as A levels.


Training courses that takes you at least up to NVQ level 2 - this is the same level as 5 GCSEs.

Jobs with Full Training or Full NVQ Training

This means an ordinary job but with full training included. The training might involve:

going to college or a training centre one day a week or in the evening, or

doing good quality company training while you are learning how to do the job

Job with Some Training This means an ordinary job without full training. You will either know how to do the job already or you will have to learn it as you work with other workers in the company.

Vacancy Choices The type of vacancies you are looking for. Your choices are agreed between yourself and your Adviser.

E2E There are courses of a minimum 16 hours per week that help young people gain the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to move from school to college, training or jobs.

Holiday Work Temporary jobs in holiday periods such as Christmas, Easter or Summer. Popular with students.

Part-Time Work Part-Time jobs. Often covering evenings or weekends they can provide useful income to students.

Personal Development Opportunities

This covers a huge variety of volunteering vacancies involving everything from project team work to helping out with charities or special needs or placements with different types of organisations. It also covers courses that give you personal skills (e.g. good communication or listening ability) or practical skills (e.g. telephoning or creating a good CV) or an introduction to a particular job area (e.g. construction trades).





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