Free food hygiene course for Pendle jobless

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PENDLE job seekers can take part in a food hygiene course this month to help them get jobs in the catering industry.

Pendle Council’s Tackling Unemployment Team is offering the free day’s training at Nelson Town Hall on Thursday to boost people’s job prospects.

Coun. Paul White, who takes a lead on Pendle’s economy and jobs, said: “Anyone getting this qualification in food safety will be in a much better position when applying for a range of jobs.

“It helps when applying for positions such as kitchen assistant, working on school meals, in a bakery or as a waiter/waitress.”

The course is part of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Level 2 in Food Safety.

It covers food handling, temperature of food and safe re-heating techniques as well as learning about food premises, equipment and cleaning.

Anyone who’s currently unemployed can contact Employment Mentor Diane Sumpton on 877350 or email her at