Advance to Work scheme pays its way
Friday 13th April 2012, 2:50PM BST.
A RECORD number of trainees on a scheme to help school-leavers find work were offered jobs in the first three months of 2012.
A total of 48 young people on the Advance to Work scheme took up paid jobs between January and March this year, compared to 31 over the same period in 2011.
Sophie Le Sueur, Advance to Work project manager, said that it was heartening to see a rise in the number of trainees entering the workforce despite the current economic climate.
She added that although only 11 of those roles were permanent, those who had taken up seasonal positions would still benefit from the experience.