About our service
We’re a voluntary and impartial service. Our aim is to support young people understand how education links with work. We do this with one-to-one skills coaching and work insights.
We can help you:
- explore your interests and aspirations
- identify your strengths
- set goals and new challenges
- arrange work insights to find your interests for a future work placement
- develop employability skills
- identify, manage and overcome any barriers so you can progress into the world of work
- discover pathways and options for your future
We also offer extra support during key transition periods such as primary, secondary, over 16 and 18 years old provisions.
Find more information on the support Skills Coaching can provide in the following documents.
Skills Coaching young people information
Skills Coaching education provider information
Skills Coaching employers information
How it works
We’ll meet with you every 1 to 2 weeks to get to know you and explore your aspirations and what industry interest you.
We can meet you at school, Skills Jersey or anywhere you feel comfortable.
We’ll talk to employers and arrange work insights. Work insights are 30 to 60 minutes visits to an employer so you can learn about a role, industry or organisation.
These visits can show you how work can relate to subjects and skills you learn in class. They can also help you find interests for a future work placement.
Make a referral for a young person
Most referrals come from secondary schools but anybody can refer a young person to our service.
To refer a young person complete the online form below. If you refer someone aged under 16 you’ll need to receive permission from their parent or guardian.
It’s your responsibility as the person making the referral to make sure we receive the information we need.
Skills Coaching permission form for parents or guardians
Make a Skills Coach referral
Programmes we offer
Our Skills coaches can deliver specific group or individual programmes. Contact us for more information.
Send us your feedback
If you used our service or had any involvement you can complete our online feedback form. This will help us improve our offer.
Complete the Skills Coaching client survey