Job clubs springing up across Fenland as part of £50,000 Cambridgeshire County Council initiative

Chatteris Job club. From left: Peter Hinson (learner), Stephanie Smith (project worker, Cambridgeshi

Chatteris Job club. From left: Peter Hinson (learner), Stephanie Smith (project worker, Cambridgeshire County Council), Jamie Jeakins (learner) and Adrian Key (adult guidance advisor, Cambridgeshire County Council). - Credit: Archant

Job clubs have been set up across Fenland to help people boost their computer skills and find work.

People attending the clubs will receive training from an advisor on how to complete job searches, how to use computers to write a CV and how social media can be helpful when looking for work.

A selection of free training courses will also be on offer to develop people’s I.T. skills further.

The £50,000 Cambridgeshire County Council initiative is being funded by the Department of Work and Pensions.

Clubs will run weekly at Chatteris Library (Fridays, noon-2pm and 2-4pm), Manea Church Rooms, (Wednesdays, 9.30am – 10.45am), March Library, (Thursdays, 11am-noon), Whittlesey Library (Tuesdays, 9.30am-noon), Wimblington Anchor Pub (Wednesdays, 11am – 12.30pm), Wisbech Library (Wednesdays 10am-noon and 1-3pm).


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People looking to gain experience in providing training are invited to come along and volunteer.

Nyree Scott, project manager at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “With so many jobs now demanding basic computer skills and organisations advertising on the Internet, setting up a club where you can learn I.T. skills and online job searches seems to be the perfect combination.

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“The clubs are open to everyone and there is a skilled advisor on hand to provide training and support. Please drop in, we’re here to help.”

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