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About Skills Coaching

About the Skills Coaching service​

Skills coaches will support young people by:

  • exploring interests and aspirations
  • identifying strengths
  • setting goals and new challenges
  • arranging work insights to identify interests for a future work placement 
  • developing employability skills for the future
  • identifying, managing and overcoming any barriers to progress into the world of work
  • discover pathways and options for the future
  • offering additional support during key transition periods such as primary, secondary, 16+ and 18+ provisions

Benefits from Skills Coaching:

  • understanding the important link between education and industry
  • work insights: 30 minute or 60 minute visit to an employer 
  • using the work insights to identify interests for a future work placement
  • identifying, managing and overcoming barriers to progress into the world of work
  • input and contribution to multi-agency meetings
  • an impartial service which compliments education plans and strategies for young people
  • additional support during key transition processes (primary, secondary, post 16 and 18 provisions)

Setting up work experience

We are able to support your connections with employers, however we are unable to be responsible for the set up and liability of work placements (responsibility for this remains with the school or main provider).

Meetings, work insights and core subjects

Specific time slot in the young person’s timetable

It's not possible to be allocated specific time slots as we wish for the young person to engage voluntarily with our service to achieve the best results. We are unable to be a compulsory part of the young person’s curriculum or timetable.

Meetings, work insights and core subjects

We avoid interrupting a young person’s learning. We work in close partnership with the school, the young person and their family to ensure the right plan is in place for each individual

Supporting young people with their wellbeing

We can work with all young people when appropriate for them to engage. In the interest of the young person’s wellbeing, we will work in partnership with the specialist services or sign post accordingly.

Making a referral for a young person

1. Before making a referral you must have completed the parent or guardian permission form here.

Skills Coaching Parent or Guardian Permission form

The form once complete should be sent via email to SkillsCoaches@gov.je.

2. To continue the referral for a young person, complete the online Skills Coach referral form:

Skills coach referral form

For further information on how the Skills Coaching service can support education providers and employers can be found here.

Skills Coaching education provider information

Skills Coaching employers infomation


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