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New job search tool for Lincolnshire youths

Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership (EBP) has launched a new job search service for young people in the region.

The employer-led website, EBP Skills Tree, aims to match 16-25 year olds with employment opportunities.

The website has jobs, apprenticeships, internships, traineeships, graduate placements and local training programmes for teenagers and young adults.

Lincoln businesses that have already pledged their support and will offer positions include City of Lincoln Council, NCSEM1, Destec Engineering, Sills & Betteridge, Chiselwood, Stringers Hairdressing, Brown’s Pie Shop & Restaurant and Lincoln County Hospital of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Other businesses signed up include Lincolnshire Co-Operative and national recruitment agency, Brook Street.

Claire Flavell, Operations Manager for EBP, said: “The feedback we’ve received from young people tells us that they often have trouble knowing where to find vacancies and opportunities.

“Businesses, on the other hand, have said they find themselves struggling to reach their target market of 16-25 year olds with available opportunities.

“What Skills Tree does is provide a central marketplace where businesses can post information about themselves and their vacancies, young people can browse openings, and ultimately, the two can connect with one another through a single platform.”