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Advance to Work open day

20 August 2012

Advance to Work is holding an open day for potential trainees on Tuesday 28 August.

The open day has been timed to follow the publication of A-level results on Thursday 16 August and GCSE results on Thursday 23 August to ensure that young people look at all their options in relation to work or study.

The Advance to Work offices will be open to potential trainees, their parents and any others who wish to find out more about the scheme between 12 pm and 6pm.

Advance to Work Manager Shelley Regal said the day would give young people the chance to meet the team of mentors and have a look around. “Candidates for the scheme can often be unsure about what to expect so the open day is a way for them to meet the team informally and find out what we are about. The idea is that it is about us answering the questions, rather than the other way round.”

Advance to Work is a States of Jersey employment scheme which is designed to help unemployed 16 to 19 year olds find work. The scheme combines unpaid work placements with a programme of individually tailored training and mentor support to increase their ability to access job opportunities. Young people can join the scheme at any time throughout the year but many choose to do so following school or college.

“Our aim is to help young people make the step between full-time education and the workplace. Our vision is that every young person is motivated and able to contribute to Jersey’s economy and we are here to help them reach that potential,” said Mrs Regal.

Advance to Work has helped 778 people to improve their employability by supporting and mentoring them and strengthening their transferable skills. 61% of those who join the scheme go on to paid employment.

Advance to Work is based at the Education Department next to the Highlands College campus. Parking is available at the Education Department.

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