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Uttoxeter's young people urged to think about futures

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

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With GCSE results out, young people in Uttoxeter are being encouraged to think about how their first experiences in the world of work could lead to even the unlikeliest of career paths.

Some of the UK's most well-known celebrities had unlikely starts to their careers, as revealed by the Department for Work and Pension's (DWP) #firstjobs campaign. Davina McCall worked as a sales assistant, Lenny Henry was a welder and Myleene Klass surveyed rivers.

Now the Government is encouraging young people to make the most of the remaining summer by gaining valuable skills in the world of work, which could help them secure their first job, including through Government schemes such as work experience, apprenticeships and sector-specific training.

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