News - 12 June 2013

West Bridgford Work Club on the way

A new Work Club is to be launched by Nottinghamshire County Council in West Bridgford, offering support and employment advice to job seekers in the area. 

Starting on 17 June, the new Work Club will meet every Monday from 2pm to 4pm at the newly refurbished West Bridgford Library in Bridgford Road. 

Work clubs are free of charge to attend. They give people the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts, share job hunting experiences and get advice on job searches, job applications, interview techniques, CVs, volunteering and training opportunities. 

In addition to the regular sessions, special events will also take place from time to time, including guest speakers from local employers, healthy living tips and confidence building workshops. 

The County Council has already established seven successful work clubs in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Hucknall, Arnold, Mansfield, Newark, Retford and Worksop – with many members going on to secure employment. 

The work clubs are led by volunteers, who are often job seekers themselves or people with experience in working with the unemployed, in training or as an employer. All volunteers are provided with training for the roles. 

They are supported by the County Council’s Work Club co-ordinator, Denise Stephenson. 

Councillor Diana Meale, Chair of the Economic Development Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This will be the first work club we have launched in Rushcliffe Borough. Although it is traditionally an area of lower than average unemployment, previous jobs events have shown us that there is a demand for services to support jobseekers, especially younger people. 

“Our work clubs aim to help job seekers to become ‘work ready’, supporting them and helping them to stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive job market. 

“Elsewhere in the county Work Clubs have helped numerous jobseekers to find work. I am sure that the new club in West Bridgford can be similarly successful.” 

For more information call Denise Stephenson, Work Club co-ordinator at Nottinghamshire County Council on 07775 588 756 or email 

Source: Notts County Council

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