WHAT'S THE NEXT JOB? [Main Title]

Catalogue number
  • UKY 800
Department
Film
Production date
1945
Place made
GB
Subject period
Dimensions
  • whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 3
Creator
Category
film

Object description

"One of a film series about jobs after the war". Finding employment

Physical description

35mm

Full description

A general introduction, in a story framework, to the job-finding services and training schemes the government is providing, and a critique of different attitudes. An Army lieutenant and his Wren girlfriend meet a young airman and an old munitions worker: all are about to be 'demobbed' and uncertain about their futures; they agree to meet in a year to compare progress. The Wren simply visits a Labour Exchange and is immediately placed (selling dresses). The Airman, an apprentice mechanic pre-war, is reluctant to revert to 'boy' status and the garage has anyway been bombed: a Resettlement Advice Centre finds out that the garage will reopen, outlines the 'Interrupted Apprenticeship Scheme' and finds him a training school place. The Lieutenant is reluctant to seek advice but when he does is found an accountancy job using his army experience and letting him study for proper qualifications. The munitions worker, gloomy and uncooperative, seems unemployable until the LE manager discovers his aptitude/hobby, fretwork: he is successfully trained in joinery. The reunion.

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