New job club to benefit community

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 July 2015

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A NEW job club to help people get into work, training or volunteering is due to begin in Worle.

The Big Worle Hub is hoping its new scheme will be up and running within the next few weeks, once leaders have appointed someone to manage the club.

The organisation’s co-chair, Tony Pass, said the need for a job club came when the group realised 50 per cent of people in the area do not have level one or level two qualifications, which is usually an AS-level, A-level or equivalent.

Mr Pass said: “We identified that some way of helping people into work was absolutely essential.”

The Big Worle Hub is a community project which was given a £1million lottery grant to benefit people living in the area.

Once up and running, the centre’s job club will be held on Fridays at the Big Worle Hub in Clovelly Road between 10am and 2pm.

The organisation is now looking to hire someone to work 25 hours a week to oversee the sessions and build links with employers.

Mr Pass said: “Their role will be to work with organisations in the community to find out what is out there.

“They will then work with people to help get them into work, training or volunteering, which will perhaps then get them into work at a later stage.”

Computers and internet access will be available at the hub for people who attend the job club’s sessions.

Mr Pass said: “They can complete their CVs on computers we will have set up.

“We want to develop links with employers and organisations and just help people with CVs, giving advice on how to act in interviews and that extra support will be great.”

Four people have already signed up to volunteer to help and Mr Pass hopes more will follow.

He said: “If anyone wants to come along and volunteer, they can.

“The club will be for all ages and even if people don’t want to get into full-time work, or just want to volunteer, we can help them do that.”

For more information visit www.bigworle.org.uk or email bigworlepartnership@gmail.com

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