A church is set to run a free club to help people get back into work – starting on Friday.
Members of St John with St Philip Church in Nelson and the Inghamite Church in Fence wanted to help equip their local community to find employment in tough economic times so underwent specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty.
And now they are offering a free eight-week course to boost the job-hunting process for unemployed people by equipping them with the tools, skills and confidence to find work.
Job Club Manager Tammie Beckett, who will be leading the course, said: “With more people facing long-term employment, there is a real need for a personal service which provides practical and emotional support for people to find work again. CAP Job Clubs is designed to do just this.”
The course will cover topics such as identifying strengths, CV writing and interview techniques.
A few extra sessions will be added as necessary.
The course will begin with refreshments and end with a light lunch, all free.
Tammie said: “We hope that we can help people to gain the confidence and skills they need to find employment, particularly for those who may have been out of work for a long period of time.”
The club will run for around 10 weeks weekly from Friday at 10am at St John’s Church Centre, Barkerhouse Road, Nelson.