12 April 2012
Advance to Work has had a record start to 2012 with 48 trainees being offered employment between January and the end of March.
In 2011 31 trainees were offered work over the same period and in 2010 – the first full year of the scheme – 7 offers were made. During March this year alone, 20 offers of employment were made to trainees.
Advance to Work Project Manager Sophie Le Sueur said the rising number of employment offers from a range of industry sectors – including hospitality, administration, construction, motor vehicle, hair and beauty and retail sales and customer service – was great news for the team and the trainees. Of the job offers received, 10 were in roles generated by the States of Jersey Back to Work hospitality initiative, which is engaging with hospitality employers to provide jobs for locally qualified job-seekers.
“Job offers for our trainees are the best evidence we have of the success of Advance to Work and its mix of placement, training and mentoring and I am delighted that despite the economic climate the number of trainees entering work appears to be rising. The boost provided by the roles in hospitality is also a welcome one” said Miss Le Sueur.
648 people have taken part in the Advance to Work scheme with 60% of trainees who leave the scheme moving into paid employment as a direct result of the scheme.