A TEENAGER has posted himself on Ebay in a bid to find a job after months of searching.

Josh Butler, 18, of Chigwell High Road, finished his A-levels at Bancroft’s School in Woodford Green in July.

Daunted by the prospect of the £30,000 debt on leaving university and keen to get a job, he started sending his CV to employers and has had several work placements.

But he said business after business had turned him down for jobs because he did not have a degree and is now advertising himself on the auction website for a starting price of £16,000.

“Employers only take graduates, but I thought why not try and beat the system and sell myself on Ebay,” he said. “Me and my mum were sitting down having a chat about what I’m going to do and in the end, came up with this.

“You’ve got all the different job sites advertising for jobs, but you’ve not got anyone advertising themselves.

“I think more people will be in my position soon, with university fees going from £3,000 to £9,000 a year.”

His work experience includes time spent in public relations and at a property auctioneer, as well as extra work on The Only Way is Essex and The Inbetweeners Movie.

“I was doing work experience at a stock broker’s and all the older generation I was talking to were saying they didn’t have a degree and the system has changed,” he said.

“All these big people who have made so much money, like Richard Branson, none of them have gone to university.”

In his advert on Ebay, he has described himself as “Eighteen years old, intelligent, well-presented, keen, motivated, hard-working, confident and personable.”

He has not yet had any offers, but joins several other job-hunters who have successfully ‘sold’ themselves on the site, including Yorkshire advertising team Amy Jackson and Hollie Benton, who successfully auctioned themselves off for £60,100.

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