24 July 2013
Advance to Work is urging school leavers who are looking for jobs to find out about their work and training options as soon as possible.
The employment scheme’s manager Stuart Penn said young people who have now left full time education and need to find work should avoid the temptation of waiting until the end of the summer before making important job choices.
Mr Penn says “The job market is still extremely competitive so if you have already left education and know that you need to find work, now is the time to find out what is out there and what options you have.
"Advance to Work can help you make that transition into the work place, by offering a combination of mentoring, training and work placements.”
Drop-in desk at Social Security
Advance to Work is open to all young people aged 16 – 19 who are looking for work. The Advance to Work team has already spoken to many young people who left school at the end of summer term and will also attend each of the Island’s secondary schools on exam results days to speak to anyone who would like more information about how the scheme can help them.
Mentors from the employment scheme are also on hand at a drop-in desk at the Social Security Department in La Motte Street to give information and advice to young jobseekers. The desk is open every morning from Monday to Thursday until 12.30pm and on Monday and Thursday afternoons.