Market traders wants to say - ‘Your Hired’

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A Louth Market trader is on the look out for a new apprentice with a view to offering a part-time job.

Mobile phone stall holder Gary Turgoose is looking for a protégé as part of a partnership between the National Market Traders Federation and Job Centre Plus.

The aim of the incentive is to encourage youngsters aged 18 to 24 with little or no experience to find work. The Council’s portfolio holder for economic regeneration, Coun Craig Leyland, said: “For someone who has had no experience of the world of work it can be of great benefit to be part of a team and develop new skills which will stay with them for life and possibly lead to paid employment.”

Two years ago Gary found himself unemployed and unable to find a job. Undeterred he turned to the Princes Trust and the district council in an attempt to start a business.

He now runs his Koala Mobile stall on Louth market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

He explained: “I wanted to take part in the apprentice scheme to give someone the chance to get a foothold in customer service. I know there are people struggling to find a job and really want one.”

The placement on Gary’s stall is three days a week with the opportunity of securing paid employment with Koala Mobile three days a week. For more info on taking part in the scheme, call Sue Seddon on 01507 632121.