MARCH: Work clubs to help you get back to work

Free work clubs are held once a week in March and Ely to help people get jobs and gain new skills. These sessions are for anyone looking for work.

Cambridgeshire County Council, together with support from Job Centre Plus and the Adult Careers Service, host the work clubs at March Library every Thursday and Ely Library every Friday from 10am – 12 noon.

The clubs offer information, advice and guidance on work and employment. They also provide support for people wishing to gain qualifications in IT or wanting to brush up on their Maths and English skills.

Attendees can receive advice from Job Centre Plus Advisers (when available) as well as information from Adult Careers Advisers and Learning Centre Tutors.

One to one support is available for practical skills such as CV writing, job searching and finding out information on particular companies.

Peter Bone, 57, was made redundant last year and has recently found employment through the March job club, he said, “Without the learning centre and the work club I would have been left struggling on my own, wondering what to do next. Through the club I completed courses that enabled me to update my skills and help me find employment – and I’m lucky as I have now found a job that I was made for.”

Margaret Muir, Area Manager, Learning Centres at Cambridgeshire County Council said “These clubs provide practical help for those looking for employment, as well as one to one support. Advice and support is free and we encourage anyone who needs help to come along and meet our friendly advisors.”