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Jobs For Young Girls


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Duration 49sec
Release Date 1969
Sponsor Central Office of Information for Department of Employment
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Highlighting the problem of girls leaving school without thinking about further education or training, this film’s message appears to be: don't be tempted by the short-term rewards of unskilled jobs, because a career will serve you better in the long run.

The whole production has been designed to appeal to the target market, i.e. teenage girls. It has a 60s soundtrack and animation style, and the girl is wearing knee-length boots, micro-dress and headband. However, the voiceover - a middle-aged man - addresses the parents rather than girls themselves, suggesting that some parents also needed convincing of the value of long-term goals for their daughters.      

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