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
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.”