FM: Help For Young People To Find Work

6 May 2014, 06:00

Wales' First Minister says he's doing all he can to get young people into work.

Carwyn Jones is encouraging those who are unemployed to look at being part of the Jobs Growth Wales programme.

It gives 16-24's a 6 month paid position.

He's told Capital: "More than 9,000 young people have got a job because of that scheme. It's designed to get people into work, get them some experience and make sure they've got a job at the end of it.

He says there are alternative options for those looking for an opportunity: "We have 28 thousand apprenticeships, that's up from around 17,000 three years ago.  

"A lot of work has been done to provide young people with the skills they need to get jobs in the future.

He added young people can take steps themselves to make them employable: "The more qualifications people have the easier it is for them to get a job.

"We want to encourage people to stay on in education, to go to college, some to university and some to apprenticeships and some through Jobs Growth Wales."

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