YouthStarts Melissa does an interview with Cool FM about her journey from Jobstart to full time employment at Springvale

Aged 16-24, unemployed and finding it hard to get a job?

Check out Curtis as he catches up with Youth Worker Melissa about how the JobStart scheme has helped her!

Well done to our very own Melissa Meli who sat down with Curtis McCosh from Cool FM to talk about her journey as a youth worker, through the Department for Communities Job Start Scheme. Watch the interview

Melissa started her journey as a trainee youth and community worker through Job Start in 2022, Melissa then progressed on through the scheme and secured a full-time contract within the YouthStart team.
Melissa is currently studying in Ulster University doing her youth work degree, whilst working full-time as a youth start mentor and working part-time in Carrigart Youth and Community Group as youth support worker.
Her passion and determination to make a positive impact within her local community is something to be admired. 
Springvale is very proud of their YouthStart Team who have given so many young people in our local community to help them to get into training at Springvale or into employment.
Our YouthStart Team are currently recruiting for their next Employability Course so if you want to get into employment or training give them a shout today, they will give you the skills or training give them
a shout today, they will and help give you the confidence to start building your career today. You can find more information and contact details for our YouthStart team at
Find out more about Jobstart at
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