Transport and Technical Services (TTS) is taking on nine job-seekers to help customers with the new payment system in Sand Street car park when it starts on Monday 12 November.
Although, it is quite a simple system, TTS want to make it as easy as possible for drivers to understand and use the new trial payment system that comes into operation next week. TTS worked in partnership with the Back to Work team at Social Security to find the right people to become ‘Here to help’ Assistants who will be at the pay stations in Sand Street car park to help people pay for their parking.
The assistants, who have received training in how the system works, will be easy to recognise as they will be wearing orange over-jackets, with ‘Here to help’ written on them. They will be in the car park for about two weeks.
Deputy Kevin Lewis, Minister for Transport and Technical Services said: “I am delighted to be able to provide some short-term employment for people who need it. I’m sure the public will find them very helpful. Obviously, we can’t have staff at the pay stations indefinitely, but I hope that in the future the public who know the system will help out first-timers and visitors.”
Sophie Le Sueur from Back to Work said that the jobs would allow the assistants to demonstrate their skills and employability. “These roles will provide good experience and hone the assistants’ customer service skills. Part of the challenge in finding work is to get yourself out there and seen by people who may be recruiting and, with the number of people who come through Sand Street, you never know what employment opportunities will present themselves for the future.”