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nicenewone1 Sun 14-May-17 11:22:34

My lovely YP has no qualifications at present, but we are working towards it.

She is 17, does anyone know of any supermarkets or anywhere else who hire people with no qualifications or experience

She's really keen to work alongside her studies

I was looking at Aldi. The website says minimal qualifications needed. What does that mean?!

Thanks in advance

AndNowItIsSeven Sun 14-May-17 11:23:43

A C in GSCE maths will be required, sorry.

AndNowItIsSeven Sun 14-May-17 11:24:52

Babysitting would be the best option.

user76895432 Sun 14-May-17 11:28:20

I think your best best would be looking at local businesses rather than large chains. AFAIK, all supermarkets require a C in maths now. A local cafe or pub, on the other hand, might be willing to give her a chance if she goes in and presents herself as keen and enthusiastic.

Want2bSupermum Sun 14-May-17 11:28:50

It's so much harder for young people today. I would look at either starting at a charity shop if she wants to be in retail or asking local business owners.

It's so so hard. She could also do self employment. Print some leaflets offering ironing, mowing the lawn etc. It will give her a taste of responsibility and experience of working.

stayathomegardener Sun 14-May-17 11:34:30

I think you would be surprised, depending on area obviously.

Start by volunteering in a charity shop, then try washing up in a pub or hotel with that reference.
Progress to waiting and bar work.

Not unreasonable that the right person could end up in a managerial role.
DH has often employed people on this basis.
One person in particular with no qualifications at all was offered a share in the business after 10 years.

stayathomegardener Sun 14-May-17 11:41:13

Cross post Supermum.

tethersend Sun 14-May-17 11:45:23

Contact the Virtual School for the authority she is in care to- they should have local connections with organisations which prioritise children in care and offer positions which take account of lack
of qualifications/experience etc.

Ginfiend Sun 14-May-17 11:46:32

What is YP please?

Want2bSupermum Sun 14-May-17 12:00:02

Yp = young person

PlymouthMaid1 Sun 14-May-17 13:38:04

At 17 she would do well to become an apprentice which would also get her sorted out for maths and English. Try googling training providers and local colleges. There are apprenticeships in many fields including retail, hairdressing, childcare etc. She will just need to be presentable, puctual and willing to learn.

user1492287253 Sun 14-May-17 13:49:11

Unless i live in a paralell universe, lots of supermarkets will take on 17 year olds without qualifications. Aldis do tend to pay more and are less likely to take on without experience. If she walks along the high street and looks in thd windows there mat well be part time staff needed

nicenewone1 Sun 14-May-17 15:15:12

Thanks all. I do have appointments next week to try and get her sorted, just trying to get a heads up today by doing some digging myself.

Mcdonalds look like they recruit people who have no qualifications does anyone know for sure?

I didn't know that you could apply for apprenticeships with no qualifications at all, so will look into that!

Virtual school is one of the appointments next week so thanks for that.

I think she would do a charity shop but thought I'd try and get her something paid first, you know how teens like their money!

Mehfruittea Sun 14-May-17 15:18:44

I hire for apprenticeships in an office environment but still need GCSE English and maths plus interview. Looking for an understanding of responsibility of work, respect for other people, proactivity and problem solving skills. So not experience as such but strong personal skills instead.

Does she have these? Or examples she could use/feel comfortable talking about in an interview?

Want2bSupermum Sun 14-May-17 16:13:41

This is about having a sustainable job so working for nothing at the start, while she has support and doesn't have to make money, is a very smart way to go. Long term is should help serve her better.

Apprenticeships are a fabulous start. If she isn't academic I would be really pushing this. It will train her in a skill she will be able to get a job in for the rest of her life.

PlymouthMaid1 Mon 15-May-17 18:53:10

My training company often finds placements for young ones with no qualifications but they do have to achieve functional English and Maths by the end of the apprenticeship.

rightsaidfrederickII Sat 27-May-17 13:16:09

One of the Prince's Trust programmes could be a really good route for her to go down

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