Plenty of opportunities for unemployed youngsters in Portsmouth

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Young people in Portsmouth who may not have got the A-level grades they were hoping for over the summer, will be offered a series of free career clinics.

Learning support charity Enham Trust will provide face-to-face advice and guidance sessions through its Skills2Achieve programme, to discuss what alternative options of education, jobs or training are available to them.

The informal session will be held at Fratton Community Centre, on Clive Road, on Tuesday, October 6.

Pam Hall, head of employment and skills at Enham Trust, said: ‘It’s stressful and things look bad when you don’t get the grades you wanted.

‘However, there are lots of options out there for young people to do what they enjoy.

‘These sessions will give them the chance to learn new skills, and follow careers you might never have considered.’

Skills2Achieve provides support for disadvantaged young job seekers aged 16-19 who are not in education, employment or training.

It also aims to help young disabled people up to the age of 25 to find work, begin apprenticeships or start full-time education.

Research has shown that more than 2,000 young people in Hampshire are currently claiming jobs seekers allowance.

To find out more about the Skills2Achieve programme visit