Desperate measures: Claire Fear, 18, from Bridgwater, Somerset, has resorted to walking the streets of her home town begging for work
An unemployed teenager is so desperate for work she has taken to the streets with a sandwich board begging: 'Please give me a job'. Claire Fear, 18, was forced to ditch her dreams of becoming a dietician because of concern over building up huge debts at a university and is now trying for any type of job.
The former health sciences student has applied for more than 80 jobs since finishing her college course in June. She has now resorted to walking the streets of her home town of Bridgwater, Somerset, holding a sign pleading with employers to give her a chance.
Claire said: 'There are no jobs and no prospects in this town so I'm having to take matters in my own hands.
'I registered with an employment agency when I finished college, but I have only had a tiny bit of work since then. None of it is full-time. 'I have applied for so many jobs. I did want to be a dietician, but I did not want to go to university - lots of people have told me it is not worth it because of the debts. 'I am desperate for work and I will do pretty much anything.' [dailymail]
Crisis: The teenager has applied for more than 80 jobs since finishing her college course in June