Section 5: What hours can I work?

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Find out more about the hours and patterns of work

It is really good to keep your options open and if possible be willing to work in any setting or any work pattern. This enables you to choose from a far greater range of roles and to move easily into different roles and settings.

Flexibility and the willingness to be responsive are characteristics that employers appreciate.

Many workers start doing shift work but after building up experience and specialist knowledge and skills they are able to move into roles that offer more permanent work patterns or less anti social hours. It is important to recognise that to start with you may have to work different hours and shifts but it won’t necessarily be for your entire working life.

Jobs that are often part time and with flexible hours
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