Staple Hill’s local Labour councillors are encouraging residents who need a job or want to improve their skills to take advantage of a new job club that will provide support and services.
The job club will run every Monday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm at the Our Place Community Flat at 1a Berkeley House, Nelson Rd. It is being run by the Community Flat with support from South Gloucestershire Council to help local people develop CVs and assist with job searches, and application form and interview techniques.
In addition, the staff will help people find volunteering and training opportunities and direct them to access courses to improve English and Maths skills. They will also be available to give advice on money and debt management, confidence building and computer skills training.
Councillors Ian Boulton and Shirley Potts comment:
“Staple Hill and Kingswood have a higher level of jobseeker claimants than the rest of South Gloucestershire, so we believe that this new job club is a much-needed new service for our area. It will provide job-related skills such as how to get the best from application forms and interviews, together with access to basic skills training that will help people to improve their chances. It will run every Monday afternoon and we encourage residents to drop in and receive the support that could help them achieve their ambitions.”