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Work scheme proves just the job for Surrey youngsters
A work shadowing scheme is set to help more than 50 youngsters climb the job ladder.
Under the scheme, 55 young people will be offered up to 26 weeks of paid work experience which could lead to an apprenticeship or other full-time work.
The work pairing scheme, one of several run by Surrey County Council, would pay £50 per week and currently has funding until April 2014.
Denise Le Gal, Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for business services, said: “This scheme helps both growing businesses and young jobseekers get the help they need.
“Growing companies often don’t have the resources to offer paid work experience, so the county council is stepping in to organise what could lead to long-term employment.”
Another scheme operated by the council, the youth apprentice grant, lets 500 young people under the age of 19 do a week’s paid work experience with a company in the county.
The council is also offering job coaching to young people with special educational needs and disabilities and help them move into paid or unpaid work experience placements and a dedicated coach who will provide on the job support.
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