Spring into a new job at Wisbech workshop

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Budding entrepreneurs or those searching for a new job will be able to jump into a new career thanks to a new event in Wisbech.

A team of professionals in the town will be running the free Skills Springboard event to help people in the town take that important next step on the career ladder.

The event will take place in The Queen Mary Centre on Friday, October 10, between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

The aim of the session is to connect people with the skills and know-how of professionals to help them move forward with their ambitions.

There will be a range of workshops which people can attend, including writing online applications, advice on business start-ups, CV writing and find work in the care sector.

There will also be an opportunity to network at a lunch with local businesses and organisations.

The event has been put together by the Enterprising Communities Partnership, which includes Cambridgeshire County Council, CHS Group, and working with local businesses. It has been inspired by the success of a similar event in St Ives.

Wendy Lansdown, community engagement programme manager, said: “The Skills Springboard is coming to Wisbech after being successful in St Ives.

“It’s the perfect place to help you gain confidence and take the next step in your career.

“Professionals will be on hand to provide advice on job searching, starting a new business and there will be a chance to meet local organisations at out networking lunch. It’s an exciting opportunity, so if you are looking to change course with your career, why not book a place?”

Ed Goodman co-founder of the Cambridge Business Lounge which is supporting the event, said: “With nearly 17,000 unemployed people across Cambridgeshire, events like The Skills Springboard are invaluable.

“It’s providing people with the confidence and groundwork needed to find work or start their own business. It’s going to be a real value adding event for anyone who needs the support, and it’s an honour to be part it. I’m also looking forward to being a part of this new journey for anyone who attends.”

Andrew Church at CHS Group, said: “CHS is delighted to be involved in with the Skills Springboard. What’s good about it is that there will be something for everybody whatever their circumstances – all from friendly, knowledgeable people. I’d encourage you to give it a go.’

To book a place, contact Zoe Davidson on 01223 699672. Places can also be booked online via zoe.davidson@cambridgeshire.gov.uk