Bath teenagers try their hands at market trading
Enterprising teenagers from Bath became market traders for the day as part of a course aimed at getting more youngsters into work.
Young people aged between 16 and 19 sold a range of products they had created at stalls in Green Park Market as part of an Employability & Enterprise course delivered by Learning Partnership West.
Taking their lead from BBC's The Apprentice, Team Reem customised a range of jewellery including bracelets and earrings, while Team Excellent produced a range of bath salts using lavender from Somerset Lavender Farm.
Both teams on the UR Hired course, which is being run from the Percy Community Centre in New King Street, were responsible for deciding upon a product, sourcing stock and designing and creating posters and leaflets to promote their venture.
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One of the young people on the course, Josh Stronach, 19, of Whiteway, said: "Thanks to the UR Hired course, I've made new friends and learned about different topics which will help me in my job search.
"It's been really cool and fun to work in a team to sell our own customised jewellery in a real-life setting here at Green Park Market."
Katie Jones, 16, of Odd Down, agrees. "It has been good working in a more adult environment away from the classroom," she said.
The UR Hired course is aimed at helping young people who are not currently in education, employment or training to become better prepared for work. Information about future courses is available by emailing tutor Emma Lewis on email@example.com.