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New app helps young people find jobs

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:18 14 March 2018

Students at the icanbea stand at an East Anglian renewable energy skills conference.
 Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Students at the icanbea stand at an East Anglian renewable energy skills conference. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

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A new app has been launched to help young jobseekers find work and get valuable career advice.

Yvonne Mason. Picture: MASON TRUSTYvonne Mason. Picture: MASON TRUST

The Diss-based Mason Trust has been running the website www.icanbea.org.uk since 2011 to help youngsters take their first step on the career ladder. It is currently used by 104 schools and colleges.

The website, which has funding from a number of councils, gives young people descriptions of more than 400 jobs to help them decide what career to pursue.

The ‘My Page’ allows them to personalise their job search by following companies that interest them and receive notifications when opportunities arise.

Businesswoman Yvonne Mason, who runs the Mason Trust, said: “This is an incredibly extensive, yet easy-to-use, website designed to guide and inform young people about our regional growth industries and allow them to explore career opportunities within those industries.”

The Mason Trust was founded in 2008 to help young people between the ages of 12 and 25 living in Norfolk and Suffolk to reach their full potential.


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