Training scheme to help jobless find workBy Becky Barnes
April 11, 2012
Jobless people in Bracknell are being offered a helping hand to get back to work through a 12-week training scheme starting in April.
Participants of the project, run by Bracknell Forest Homes (BFH) in partnership with Bracknell Forest Council, will be offered the skills to make them more employable.
Caroline Titley, chief executive at BFH, said: “We know the job scene is very difficult at the moment and we want to give residents every assistance we can to help.
“Last year there were some touching successes where local people had been out of work for various reasons, such as raising families and moving into the area.
“The project really helped them find the confidence to apply for jobs or impress employers through work placements and receive job offers.”
The course which will run from Tuesday, April 24, for 12 weeks, aims to give jobseekers the confidence to get jobs and work placements, as well as practical tips on CVs and interviews.
The majority of meetings will be at the Bracknell Open Learning Centre with work placements at the housing association and other local businesses.
On completion of the course, candidates will receive a free internet-ready computer to help them search and apply for jobs.
There is no eligibility criteria, but all places will be offered on a first come first served basis.
The course is run in conjunction with the council’s Lifelong Learning and Grow Our Own.
Lifelong Learning offers adults the opportunity to discover learning for pleasure, inspiration, health, wellbeing and personal development through skills including arts, languages and music.
Grow our Own is a free service providing skills development, careers advice and job search resources for local adults to help set them on the right track for employment with a free drop-in ‘Job Club’.
For more information about the project and to apply for a place contact Joanna Flaxman, who is the community development manager, on (01344) 382 866.
Alternatively there is further information available at the website www.bracknellforesthomes.org.uk