The Government of Jersey put on a number of training courses throughout the year as part of their various schemes and initiatives to help people develop and enhance their skills to help them find work. Some of the courses are aimed at people who are job seeking, while others help people in work to enhance their existing knowledge and skills. Find out more about the different opportunities on the next few pages of the website.
Back to Work courses
These short courses range in length from a couple of hours to a whole day, but can be a great way of brushing up on existing skills or learning something new to add to your CV.
A wide variety of courses are on offer throughout the year. These include subjects such as IT skills, interview preparation, interview practice, developing motivation, emotional intelligence and building confidence.
As a JET client you have access to these courses for free, however they are in high demand so places cannot be guaranteed. To see the latest course schedule, speak to your Employment Coordinator who will be able to register your interest if you wish to attend any sessions.
Advance Plus is an employment scheme offered through Back to Work which is designed to include training, support and work experience. Courses are in specific areas such as care, fund and trust administration, business administration and retail. Training is normally for 2 to 4 weeks - with placement this can extend to between 6 to 8 weeks.
Advance Plus courses are available to anyone who is registered as 'Actively Seeking Work' and 'Locally Qualified for Work'. Applicants are expected to prove that they are keen to improve their skills in one of the training areas and that they are committed to finding a job.
More information can be found here:
Advance Plus Courses
If you are booked onto a course, it is important you attend as they are very busy and often have a waiting list. You will be sent an email reminder in the days before the session. If you are in work, you will need to let your employer know in advance so they have appropriate cover. If you are unable to attend a course that is booked for you, you must inform your Employment Coordinator before the course begins.