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son leaving college...no job!

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triplets Tue 21-Jun-16 08:43:04

Hi my 18 yr old is leaving any day now.......think he only has a couple more day they want him in. He has been trying to get into the Royal Marines Band and was told yesterday after 5 moths of interviews etc its dead mans shoes and very unlikely he would get in this Sept! So no job and not much around. I know I have to let CB and CTC people know, another drop in income, we only live on my husbands two pensions as it is. Can anyone advise me what he needs to do please, ie can he sign on? Many thanks.........I am sure there are many other families out there going to be in the same situation.

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corythatwas Tue 21-Jun-16 09:33:35

He needs to start looking for work. And persevere. My dd was in a similar situation last year: went for it full tilt, walking into every shop/catering establishment she could get to, enquired about somewhere between 30 and 50 jobs and got one which she is still doing. Not the job of her dreams, but it keeps her busy and enables her to contribute to the household. Much better for morale than jobseekers.

Also sign on, of course, but getting a job, any job, will be better for his self esteem and look better on his CV.

triplets Wed 22-Jun-16 07:37:37

Thank you, he is off this morning down to Dover Cruise Ship terminal, had a tip off they want porters, zero contract but £7.60p an hour. Only seasonal but if he is lucky its something until late Oct. He passed his driving test a month ago, has his own car now so transport getting him somewhere isn't a worry. Fingers x`d!

corythatwas Wed 22-Jun-16 08:44:22

Fingers crossed for him!!!

MrsJayy Wed 22-Jun-16 08:47:09

Yes he can sign on he needs to ring jobcentre plus you cant just walk in these days thats a shame about the band though

MrsJayy Wed 22-Jun-16 08:48:07

Oh fingers crossed for him.

TheWindInThePillows Wed 22-Jun-16 10:22:46

He sounds like he has a good amount of initiative, and doesn't give up (it must have been hard to hear about the band). This bodes well for his job search and future!

triplets Wed 22-Jun-16 23:11:54

He got the job smile Came home with a pile of new uniform, had been sent to see a health and safety video, and was given a staff car parking permit! Now waiting for his first ship to come in! He is so pleased smile

MrsJayy Wed 22-Jun-16 23:15:45

AWw well done him ☺

ApocalypseSlough Wed 22-Jun-16 23:24:38

That's fantastic.

corythatwas Thu 23-Jun-16 00:06:04

Well done!!!

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