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'Here to help' at Sand Street car park

08 November 2012

Transport and Technical Services (TTS) is taking on nine job-seekers to help customers with the new payment system in Sand Street car park when it starts on Monday 12 November.

Although it is quite a simple system, TTS wants to make it as easy as possible for drivers to use the trial payment system that starts next week. TTS worked in partnership with the Back to Work team at Social Security to find the right people to become ‘Here to help’ Assistants, who will be helping people pay for their parking.

The assistants, who have received training in how the system works, will be easy to recognise as they will be wearing orange jackets, with ‘Here to help’ written on them. They will be in the car park for about two weeks.

The Minister for Transport and Technical Services, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said “I am delighted to provide some short-term employment for people who need it.  I’m sure the public will find them very helpful.  Obviously, we can’t have staff at the pay stations indefinitely, but I hope that in future the motorists who know the system will help out first-timers and visitors.”

Sophie Le Sueur from Back to Work said the jobs would allow the assistants to demonstrate their skills and employability. “These roles will provide good experience and hone the assistants’ customer service skills.

"Part of the challenge in finding work is to get yourself out there and seen by people who may be recruiting. With the number of people who come through Sand Street, you never know what employment opportunities will present themselves for the future.”

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