Life After School: Out On Your Own (Programme 1)

Life After School: Out On Your Own (Programme 1)

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19 September 1985 (transmission)


25min 46sec






Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)


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A series for school leavers were Maxine Mawhinney, guides the viewer through several career pathways and speaks to the people working in them. 

Leaving home for the first time can be a challenging, even traumatic, event. Here, young people share their recollections of moving out of the family home and discuss what they learned from this hugely formative experience.

We are first introduced to Deena, who when leaving school had few qualifications. However, after going to the Youth Training Programme she acquired new confidence as she learnt how to deal with certain situations and was trained as a receptionist. Deena then explains what her current job is and what it entails. 

The second half of the programme sees a studio panel discuss the issues raised by the young people. 


Life after school is a series for school leavers were young people share their impressions of making the transition from school into the world of work and offer advice for those about to start their journey. 


Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project

Courtesy ITV, PRONI and DfC

Presented by Maxine Mawhinney

Directed by Brian Spencer

Produced by John Scobie

Contributors: Denise Burke (Jaffa Centre), John Mulholland (Young Help), Frankie McNally (University of Ulster), Dorothy Whittington (University of Ulster).

Featured: Deena, Jason, John, Joe, Heather and Marcella



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