They may only be tiny straws in the economic hurricane but perhaps things are improving on the local jobs front – certainly for young people keen to learn a new skill.
Ben Simmonds Photography in South Street have just put a notice on Facebook that they are interested in taking on a new staff member with an aptitude for both admin and photography.
Up at Rumwell Farm shop the resident fishmonger, Sam, formerly of this parish, is looking for a young person looking to learn the skills of the slab.
And at Sheppey’s Cider the growing demand for the local product has Louisa Sheppey looking for two new staff willing to learn the ancient West Country craft of turning apples into booze.
Meanwhile two existing Wellington businesses, AVS Audi and MJC Financial Services have both taken on young apprentices within the government-backed scheme within the past few months. “So far it’s been excellent for the two young women and for the firm,” commented Mike Crew.