Job cafe launches in Wisbech to help people find work

12:50 24 January 2014

JOB CAFE - Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. Peter Weight from JobCentre Plus

JOB CAFE - Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. Peter Weight from JobCentre Plus

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A job café opened this week to help people who are struggling to find work.

JOB CAFE - Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. The National Careers Service stall.JOB CAFE - Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. The National Careers Service stall.

The drop-in café opens at the Queen Mary Centre in Queens Road, Wisbech, for two hours each Monday from 10am-noon.

The three month pilot scheme, which has the support of Fenland District Council, the Ferry Project, Circle Roddons and Cambridgeshire County Council. backs up the services provided by Jobcentre Plus.

Staff from various organisations deal with any job-hunters’ enquiries, including giving career advice and information on training, skills courses and volunteering.

They also help people draw up their CVs and look for jobs online.

JOB CAFE - Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. The Job Café in the Queen Mary Centre.JOB CAFE - Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. The Job Café in the Queen Mary Centre.

On Monday, a representative from the EDGE Apprenticeships in Food and Farming will give advice to people interested in a career in agriculture.

Fenland District Councillor Chris Seaton said: “The job café offers something a bit different from other services. It’s very relaxed and informal and anyone is welcome to drop in.

“It is not trying to replace other services but to support them. It has got off to a very encouraging start which we’re looking to build on in the coming weeks as more people get to hear of it.”

JOB CAFE - Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. Representatives of some of the organisations supporting the scheme.  left: Suzanne Willett (NWES), Peter Weight (Jobcentre Plus, Amy Wilson (FDC) KeithSmith (Ferry Project), Clive Gibbon (FDC), Jon Pearce (Luminus), Russell Beal (Fenland Business Connector)JOB CAFE - Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. Representatives of some of the organisations supporting the scheme. left: Suzanne Willett (NWES), Peter Weight (Jobcentre Plus, Amy Wilson (FDC) KeithSmith (Ferry Project), Clive Gibbon (FDC), Jon Pearce (Luminus), Russell Beal (Fenland Business Connector)

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