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Youth Employment Scheme can help develop skills

Employers look for staff who can prove they have the skills to do the job. Work experience on the Youth Employment Scheme can help unemployed young people gain these skills. Find out more about the scheme below.

Real work experience

The Youth Employment Scheme is voluntary real work experience and is open to you if you are unemployed and between 18 and 24 years old. The work experience will help you to develop the skills that will improve your chance of getting a job.

The kind of skills that work experience can help you develop are:

  • working in a team
  • using your initiative
  • problem solving
  • planning and organising
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • computer skills

If you develop skills like these, you will improve your chances when applying for a wide range of jobs.

Find out more about the scheme at the following page:

You can speak to an Employment Service Adviser in your local Jobs and Benefits Office or JobCentre to discuss what employability skills you need to develop. You can also speak to a Careers Adviser.

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