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Students given wider access to local job market

03 July 2023

Students arriving in Jersey with their parents will be given wider access to the local job market following an amendment to the Control of Housing and Work Law. 

Anyone aged under 25 who is in full-time education when they arrive in Jersey and living with a qualified parent will be able to access all jobs in the local market for the first five years of residency, at which point the young adult can apply for Entitled for Work status in their own right. 

This is an expansion of a similar previous exemption for children up to school leaving age. It will allow young adults to seamlessly finish their education and then develop their skills and career in the wider job market. 

The amendment is expected to make Jersey more attractive for those with families who are considering coming to fulfil Licenced job roles vital for the Island, as well as Islanders who have moved away and want to return to Jersey with their families. 

Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, has signed the Ministerial Order to bring this change into effect on 5 July 2023. 

Deputy Moore said: “We recognise that young people continue full-time education past school leaving age, often into their early twenties and stay within the family environment whilst doing so. It is important that as a government, we continue to make progressive change to ensure that Jersey is a welcoming place for these young adults and their families, and that we provide the broadest opportunities for our young people. 

“This amendment follows on from our successful proposition giving unmarried partners in long-term relationships the same rights to work in Jersey as those who are married or in civil partnerships. It reflects our ongoing focused work on removing barriers and fostering an inclusive Island community where families and young people can seek to fulfil their potential.” 

Assistant Chief Minister, Deputy Lucy Stephenson, a member of the Population and Skills Ministerial Group, said: “This change will allow young adults to progress into the wider job market, allowing them to develop the skills they have gained whilst in education and bring their talent to the local work environment. 

"This not only reflects our commitment to maximising our workforce to support our economy but also being able to offer our young people access to the best opportunities for career progression.”

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