Jobs boost for teenagers

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A NEW service has been launched to find summer-holiday work-experience for teenagers in Hucknall and Bulwell to give them a boost when they get a job.

Education Business Futures, a not-for-profit business, has launched the initiative to match school-age students to a local business for two weeks.

The scheme has been created amid fears that, because of spending cuts, teenagers might miss out on traditional work-experience organised through schools in the future.

Matt Smart, a manager with Education Business Futures, said:

“It is so competitive at the moment for young people when they are seeking employment.

“Employers tell me constantly how they value real work-experience.

“By undertaking a placement during the summer, students can pick up key employability skills and a reference for future use.”

The service is available this summer with a fee payable by parents or carers.