What kinds of jobs are there?
These terms are used to describe different ways of working.
A job that has no fixed end date.
A job that is done for a short or uncertain period. (e.g. 4 months or until not required anymore).
A job that is only for available for particular time of the year (for example, a beach lifeguard in summer).
Work that is done as waged employee, or as a trainee with a training allowance (further information from your local Careers or Connexions Service offices). Try DirectGov for more about apprenticeships
Working unpaid. This is useful for gaining experience and learning new skills. It looks good on your CV.
Try Timebank for more about volunteering
Any official or formal programme to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.
A 'full-time job' is for the whole working week (e.g. Monday–Friday, 9.00am–5.00pm) as a full member of staff.
A 'part-time job' is usually permanent, but only for a part of the working week, such as 'evenings only' or '0.5' (half of the week).
You are self-employed if you are responsible for making your own money and work for yourself.
This page was updated on 15 July, 2008