Winchester’s young people helped on their journey to employment
Press Release: 26/09/2016
Winchester City Council has been working with Southampton City Council to produce a monthly jobs bulletin for young people living in the Winchester District.
The electronic bulletin includes information on job vacancies for young people starting their working life, at local employers such as local authorities, the hospital and University as well as private sector jobs and information about volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships and traineeships.
The new bulletin was requested at a meeting of careers advisors from local schools and colleges which is coordinated by Winchester City Council. It is needed because young people are not always aware of the various employment opportunities available to them on leaving school or college. The careers advisors meet regularly to develop relationships between local schools, colleges and employers, and to find ways to support young people finishing compulsory education and thinking about their future.
Cllr Steve Miller, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economy and Estates, said:
Although NEET (those not in employment, education and/or training) figures are low when compared to other areas, for each young person affected it is a very major issue.
The bulletin complements other support available for young people looking to start out on their journey to employment or training. The Council also offers an employment mentoring programme as well as apprentice grants and access to work grants for job seekers living in the Winchester District. We even support local Wheels to Work scheme to help people get to jobs!
Jo Turner, Employability and Careers Co-ordinator at Kings’ School, added:
The bulletin will help young people who are starting to plan their career paths. It will raise awareness of the varied training and employment opportunities available to them, in addition to the more traditional Further and Higher Education routes.
The bulletin will be sent out on a monthly basis and can be downloaded for free here: www.winchester.gov.uk/business/employment/local-careers-advisors-group/
If you are interested in receiving a link to the Young People’s Jobs Bulletin for the Winchester District by email please contact Winchester City Council’s Economy and Arts Apprentice, Laura Morrell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.