Some Higher Education leavers will have applied to undertake post- graduate courses starting Autumn 2023. Information on funding for these courses can be found on the Student Awards homepage This page is updated regularly.
As well as providing support through the whole grants process over the Summer, the Student Awards Team can also assist with individual appointments if students need any help in completing the application form, or have any specific queries about their circumstances.
Applications for the 2023/34 Academic year were available from Spring 2023.
The unemployment rate is low on Island (around 0.5%) and there are opportunities for education leavers to build there careers in a range of different sectors.
Local advertised employment roles
Many local employment roles are advertised through the Job Centre and these Careers Advisers work closely with the DESC Careers Team. Job Centre staff can provide advice around eligibility for unemployment benefits. Unemployed 18 year olds may be entitled to Job Seekers Allowance or other benefits. Roles advertised by the Job Centre may be full or part-time, temporary or permanent. Often people applying for a role through the Job Centre will have to sign up to the employment agency linked to the advert for the role to progress their application.
The Finding Employment area on the Signposts website contains a number of resources and links that would support the exploration of employment opportunities by a school leaver including how to write a cover letter, CV, types of interview and how to prepare for them as well as the Looking for a job which is an overview of where roles may be advertised locally.
Information on minimum wage can be found on the Isle of Man Government website at this link
Junior Achievement and Paragon are holding a ‘drop in’ event for education leavers seeking employment this Summer.
Date: Tuesday 22nd August
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Venue: Santander Work Café, Market Street, Douglas
There will be employers and others there who can talk to you about what kind of jobs are available, your skills and qualifications , how to apply for a job and prepare for an interview.
If you want to know more further details can be found on the Junior Achievement website: