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Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Rick_Muller » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:21 pm

My son is 19 and has been let go from his job due to lack of work. He was doing general joinery and labouring - if anyone has any ideas and suggestions for him to follow I'd welcome the help and advice. He is based in Burnley, no driving licence though. Physically very fit and I think he has a good work ethic now. Just spoke to him and he looks destroyed...

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Woodleyclaret » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:28 pm

Furniture making course there are plenty about

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Belial » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:29 pm

Could he be any good at scouting footballers?

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:29 pm

If he fancies a change of direction IT is a great industry with tons of jobs at all levels.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:30 pm

Can help out if he needs.
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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Pearcey » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:33 pm

Try the railway. Usually plenty of work about.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Colburn_Claret » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:35 pm

The main thing is he keeps working. I told my own kids if the only job going was sweeping **** in the streets, then you sweep **** in the street. You can always look for a better job, or some form of training meanwhile.
I'm gutted for him, so kust temind him its not his gsult, its just life.
I hope he finds something soon.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Rick_Muller » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:37 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Can help out if he needs.
thanks mate - how can he contact you? what do you have in mind?

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Rick_Muller » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:38 pm

Belial wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Could he be any good at scouting footballers?
actually yes... he was part of the Shadow Youth set up whilst at college... :D

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by deanothedino » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:42 pm

The Armed Forces.

Massive recruiting drive at the moment, great careers, lots of choices of what to do, great qualifications.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Hipper » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:42 pm

Are there not agencies that deal with the building trade?

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Dyched » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:51 pm

Presume he still lives at home so not many bills going out??

If so tell him to do some courses, furniture making, upholstery etc to build up his knowledge and experience and do part time work around it.

Nows the chance to do it rather than get stuck into something he might not like and get stuck there with the pressures of paying bills.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:53 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:21 pm
My son is 19 and has been let go from his job due to lack of work. He was doing general joinery and labouring - if anyone has any ideas and suggestions for him to follow I'd welcome the help and advice. He is based in Burnley, no driving licence though. Physically very fit and I think he has a good work ethic now. Just spoke to him and he looks destroyed...
Fire brigade could be an option given in his fitness.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Goobs » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:10 pm

If it was one of my daughters in the future then I would be telling them to think about the type of thing they want to do or could see themselves enjoying (or at least not hating). You spend a lot of time at work (both each week and n the grand scheme) which is a long time to be unhappy or wishing you were doing something else.

If there is no immediate need for him to be working (lives at home) then it may be worth considering courses or apprenticeships because it will be a lot harder to re-train or swap career path once they have their own home / family.
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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by houseboy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 pm

deanothedino wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:42 pm
The Armed Forces.

Massive recruiting drive at the moment, great careers, lots of choices of what to do, great qualifications.
A good option if you like travel and meeting people. There is the little issue of people wanting to shoot you though.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Corky » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:21 pm

As Goobs said above. Chances are, because of the 10 bob tories voting in the Conservatives, a 19 year old will likely be working until he is at least 75 so best get some solid career advice and training under his belt whilst young and presumably still at home.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:39 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:37 pm
thanks mate - how can he contact you? what do you have in mind?
There’s always work going. From office to engineering to anything in between. Apprenticeships. My place and others similar will always take young kids on with the right attitude. If you stick your email on here I will send you some info. Even if he just wants some help with his cv. I’m away this weekend but happy to help him out.
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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Rick_Muller » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:46 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:39 pm
There’s always work going. From office to engineering to anything in between. Apprenticeships. My place and others similar will always take young kids on with the right attitude. If you stick your email on here I will send you some info. Even if he just wants some help with his cv. I’m away this weekend but happy to help him out.
just trying a temp e-mail client - I'll get back to you from my mail address from here poveri4739@sammail.ws thanks mate

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by BennyD » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:50 pm

Corky wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:21 pm
As Goobs said above. Chances are, because of the 10 bob tories voting in the Conservatives, a 19 year old will likely be working until he is at least 75 so best get some solid career advice and training under his belt whilst young and presumably still at home.
Couldn’t resist a pop could you. Still bitter then are we petal?
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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Marney&Mee » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:51 pm

Travelling/working abroad. Australia? USA (bunac?). Working ski seasons in europe

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by deanothedino » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:06 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 pm
A good option if you like travel and meeting people. There is the little issue of people wanting to shoot you though.
Depends what job you do. Not many people shooting at submariners or many jobs in the Navy or RAF

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:07 pm

If there are any building sites within travelling distance, he could do worse than poll up to each site's manager's office and see if there's anything doing. It's about this time of year when the big companies are desperate to get their planned quotas completed ( and the managers' bonuses paid) so he's a fair chance of being taken on, I'd think.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by KateR » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:14 pm

well done cricketfield, hope everything works out Rick, lot of sensible suggestions amongst the usual suspects that just have to post something for the sake of it, blaming the Tories was going to be an obvious answer to the issue from the clueless. I do hope there is follow up in regard to him having secured something in the near future.
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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by houseboy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:27 pm

deanothedino wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Depends what job you do. Not many people shooting at submariners or many jobs in the Navy or RAF
Submariners have my utmost respect. The idea of being in a tin can under the sea would do my brain in. The RAF can be bad though if you are a pilot - you can get shot down - not my idea of a good time. I know quite a few guys who have been in the forces though and they have usually loved it most of the time.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by COBBLE » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:28 pm

Sorry to hear that and look forward to hearing he has found a job with a career path. The bigger companies like Excel and Veka must be hiring regularly but I hope he can find work that aligns with his interests.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by deanothedino » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:40 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:27 pm
Submariners have my utmost respect. The idea of being in a tin can under the sea would do my brain in. The RAF can be bad though if you are a pilot - you can get shot down - not my idea of a good time. I know quite a few guys who have been in the forces though and they have usually loved it most of the time.
You get shot down less than you get laid as a pilot though! ;) :lol:

And in seriousness, being shot down is pretty rare. I'd say how awesome the job is, outweighs that risk.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Tricky Trevor » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:12 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Fire brigade could be an option given in his fitness.
Great shout and if he keeps up his woodwork skills he can make a good living between the two.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by LoveCurryPies » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:25 am

He can immediately start to learn to drive. That will allow him to work across a wider geographic area.

Then find out what he really wants to do. He’s only 19, plenty of time to retrain.

Personally, I wouldn’t suggest the forces. So many of them on the streets unable to find employment after their service.

But it’s really a time to support him....to reassure him that new doors will open and not rush into the first thing that comes along.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Jakubclaret » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:28 am

Rick_Muller wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:21 pm
My son is 19 and has been let go from his job due to lack of work. He was doing general joinery and labouring - if anyone has any ideas and suggestions for him to follow I'd welcome the help and advice. He is based in Burnley, no driving licence though. Physically very fit and I think he has a good work ethic now. Just spoke to him and he looks destroyed...
Firstly sorry to hear about your lad, I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned this but it’s very important make sure he leaves with a reference if he hasn’t already, the next employer may want to look at it, the transport issue could be problematic but not insurmountable, I’d advise him to get a pushbike for now & when established in regular employment start driving lessons. If he signs up with as many agencies as possible it will give him work & that could lead to full time employment, you’ve just got to persist & eventually you’ll land lucky.

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Post by Corky » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:43 am

BennyD wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:50 pm
Couldn’t resist a pop could you. Still bitter then are we petal?
I take it you disagree then? Happy to be proved wrong but bet I'm not. Petal indeed what an infant.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Clarets4me » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:45 am

In the short term, if you're able, helping him get his driving license would get him a " life skill " that'll open up many more possibilities for him work wise ... best of luck to him !

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Post by Jakubclaret » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:50 am

Clarets4me wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:45 am
In the short term, if you're able, helping him get his driving license would get him a " life skill " that'll open up many more possibilities for him work wise ... best of luck to him !
It helps immensely, after a few lessons, get the L plates on & use a separate vehicle, saves on the lessons for sure, even block booking 10+ lessons fair weighs in especially if you are brassic to start with.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by bfcjg » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:28 am

I do a lot of work with mechanical/electrical companies telecoms and access control/alarm companies and they are nearly always recruiting apprentices as lots of young people just want degrees. If I was advising my son I'd steer him this way. Good regular clean work and once qualified a great remuneration package.
First thing though get him driving ASAP that's a trade in itself these days. Good luck.
This sites a good starting point, ok low money to start but when your qualified 40 plus years of good money.
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/indu ... gKr2_D_BwE#

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Post by padihamclaret » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:38 am

Has he got a CSCS card? If not he really needs one. Building industry is all about experience, assuming he still lives at home, he needs to get some temp jobs in and build up contacts and experience. Also worth looking into what he can get for free training wise if hes unemployed. I'm sure you used to be able to get onto courses that would otherwise have cost a few bob.
Personally, if I was 19 again I'd enroll on a full time course in one of the building trades (plumbing, electrical plastering etc.) you do one day a week at college and then have 4 days at work.

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Post by Damo » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:21 am

Not sure where you are based Rick but this company are offering, fully funded rail training for 19 to 23 year olds
http://www.ionman.co.uk
They have a few facilities dotted around the country too, so he may not have to travel very far. I saw something about a 7 week course, that will get them their basic engineering tickets, followed by support into employment

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Post by jollyjack » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:22 am

Joined the Navy at 20. 35 years later I'm still involved through the Reserves after 32 years regular service. It absolutely made my life.
Whilst I wasn't remotely interested at 20, the pension is well appreciated these days! Free health/dental care, education grants (£175/year for training and 3 x £3000 available for higher education after 4 years service. Subsidised travel. Camaraderie that lasts a lifetime. Served on 4 continents plus the far east and Australia, been involved in conflicts but I think what I was doing made a difference. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend a visit to the AFCO.
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Post by Hopey1786 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:56 am

Too many in the same boat round here

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Post by If it be your will » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:20 am

If he wants to do a degree, maybe this. Big industry going forward, work can't be outsourced to China, and unlikely to be automated away by AI:

https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/courses ... anagement/

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Post by deanothedino » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:56 am

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:25 am

Personally, I wouldn’t suggest the forces. So many of them on the streets unable to find employment after their service.

While it is true there are too many veterans on the streets, it's certainly not the majority. Many go on to fantastic jobs in industry, I wouldn't rule out the forces on the basis of an unknown number being homeless especially as I would be surprised if a veteran whose dad cares enough to be asking on here for job ideas would allow it to happen.
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Post by LoveCurryPies » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:32 pm

deanothedino wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:56 am
While it is true there are too many veterans on the streets, it's certainly not the majority. Many go on to fantastic jobs in industry, I wouldn't rule out the forces on the basis of an unknown number being homeless especially as I would be surprised if a veteran whose dad cares enough to be asking on here for job ideas would allow it to happen.
I agree. Think I worded it poorly. Good luck to the young man, I’m sure he will find something.
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Post by basil6345789 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:08 pm

Stay in the building trrade - plenty going on.

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Post by BennyD » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:09 pm

Corky wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:43 am
I take it you disagree then? Happy to be proved wrong but bet I'm not. Petal indeed what an infant.
Is Mummy’s little soldier having a tantrum? There there, I’m sure Labour might win one day so don’t get too upset. X

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Rick_Muller » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:05 am

just want to say thanks for all the advice and offers from everyone on here, I'm happy to report that he got himself sorted with a new job last week and started yesterday. He told me he had a good day and enjoyed it. He did read the forum post and told me he took on board some of the advice too.

thanks all
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Post by Clarets4me » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:30 am

Rick_Muller wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:05 am
just want to say thanks for all the advice and offers from everyone on here, I'm happy to report that he got himself sorted with a new job last week and started yesterday. He told me he had a good day and enjoyed it. He did read the forum post and told me he took on board some of the advice too.

thanks all
Great to hear, he sounds like a grafter, good luck to him ! :)

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Funkydrummer » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:48 am

This doesn't seem to be a bad number for someone.

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/n ... in-driver/
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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Dante.El.Chunk » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:06 pm

Bt are hiring, call centres in accy and Blackburn very decent wage and decent perks, been there 6 months and honestly, it's hard but they have a shed load of benefits, and the main quality needed is resilience.

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Dark Cloud » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:52 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:48 am
This doesn't seem to be a bad number for someone.

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/n ... in-driver/
I notice being able to tell the time isn't in the job description, unsurprisingly!!
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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Hopey1786 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:07 pm

Did macca not come thru?
No surprise

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by Spike » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:19 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:05 am
just want to say thanks for all the advice and offers from everyone on here, I'm happy to report that he got himself sorted with a new job last week and started yesterday. He told me he had a good day and enjoyed it. He did read the forum post and told me he took on board some of the advice too.

thanks all

Brilliant news. onwards and upwards UTC!

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Re: Jobs suggestions for 19 year old who's just been let go

Post by thelifeofbrian » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:35 pm

some really good advice on here for the young lad. - I would recommend both the Army and IT for different reasons

I joined the army after leaving Gawthorpe high school and had a great time travelling etc.... The money isn't great but the life skills you learn along the way put you in good stead for future employment, if and when you leave the forces.....Having an army background on my CV has really helped me in getting interviews and jobs.

I now work for a FSTE 100 IT company living down south and would definitely recommend a career in IT- lots of scope to develop, travel and it pays really well. There are lots of IT companies around the UK and they are always on the look out for new talent. There is also a drive to hire millennial's like your self.

Recommendation from me would be to set up a Linked-in profile and start proactively communicating with these IT company's and agency's loads of jobs being advertised on linked- in

Good luck
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