The 14-21 Service is the part of the Jersey Employment Trust that works specifically with younger clients. We work with clients aged 14+ with a disability or long-term health condition to help them plan a training or employment pathway and we provide guidance and support towards achieving this.
JET offers a bespoke service to meet the requirements of each young person that we work with. We have a range of programmes and approaches depending on your age, experience and employment goals, as shown below:
World of Work
This programme is aimed at Year 10 students (14/15 years old) and is designed to help build initial employment skills through focused activities and give an insight into different working environments. As part of this programme we visit employers across different employment sectors, such as Seymour Hotels, Cameron's Construction, Sandpiper and Bean Around the World. During these visits, participants undertake practical, work-based tasks to gain an insight into the world of work.
This is a two-day programme during May half-term week, which is aimed at Year 11 students (15/16 years old) and focuses on the practical aspects of getting a job. Participants will develop a CV, learn about where to look for jobs and practise their interview skills before having a mock interview with a local employer.
These are led by the student and can take place at JET, home or school. 1-to-1 meetings are an opportunity to build a relationship with the young person and provide appropriate support and guidance, both pastoral & employment-focused.
Careers Guidance and Employment support
We work with clients to complete a school transition plan or an employment vocational profile which identifies their work goals. After completing a person-centred action plan focused around employment goals, we work with clients to achieve these goals, which could include:
- Developing soft skills
- Identifying relevant training programmes such as Trackers or Prince's Trust
- CV preparation
- Interview skills
- Vocational work tasters
- Work experience
- Recruitment & job matching
- Initial on-the-job training
- Job retention & further skill development
Job Squad sessions help prepare young people to take ownership of and responsibility for their employment search in a more structured manner, with a view to them progressing to the Employment Team. The sessions are centred around consolidating previous job-seeking experience, training clients about preparation for job applications and for interviews, exploring how to use these skills to increase their chances of successfully securing a placement or paid employment.
These sessions are available to any client who is considering obtaining their driver's licence. These sessions are led by our Employment Coordinators and participants will have access to computer-based mock tests with answers. These supporting learning sessions focus on study skills & give guidance on passing the Jersey Driver Theory test successfully. Sessions take place every Wednesday from 2.30pm - 4pm at our Oakfield Building.