Category Archives: Work Club

The Work Club at Allenton

AllenParkCentreAllenton Big Local funds the Work Club at Allenton as part of our Creating Opportunities for Training and Employment priority. The club aims to reduce the barriers that job seekers face in gaining employment and offers support in the form of free access to computers, telephones and stationery, training in the use of Universal Job Match, coaching and support for individual job search, evidence of job search activity to meet Job Centre Plus requirements for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance, and opportunities to meet other job seekers. Continue reading The Work Club at Allenton

Award nomination for Allenton Big Local

Certificate of Achievement from the Festival of LearningAllenton Big Local has received a Certificate of Achievement from the Learning and Work Institute follow our nomination for a Festival of Learning Award.

We were nominated for the award by Derby Adult Learning in recognition of the way we have  prioritised training, employment and life skills and the variety of projects we have funded to meet these priorities – through the Work Club, the bursary scheme, and healthy eating classes for families. Continue reading Award nomination for Allenton Big Local

Work Club is here to help

WorkClubThe Work Club continues to offer support and encouragement for people from the Allenton area who wish to find a job or improve their career.

The Work Club is run by Derby Adult Learning service and is held on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) between 9.30am and 4pm at the Allen Park Centre (next to Allenton Library).

The support on offer from the Work Club can help to reduce some of the barriers that you may be facing in your search for work. Drop in on Mondays to use any of the facilities on offer, which include: Continue reading Work Club is here to help

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Paul gets help from the Work Club

Paul was referred to the Work Club by his Job Centre Plus Advisor after being made redundant from his job as a mechanical fitter. His IT capability was low, he didn’t have a current CV and being made redundant had affected his confidence in his own abilities.

Chris at the Allenton Work Club was able to work with Paul to create a CV that enabled him to market his skills and knowledge effectively, which also increased his confidence. Continue reading Paul gets help from the Work Club

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Confidence lift for Terry

Terry joined the Work Club in Allenton on the advice of Job Centre Plus and Careers@Derby advisors. The Work Club allowed him to get additional support in his job search – and because the club was located close to where he lived, he didn’t have to pay any bus fares to get there.

Terry had previously worked as a fork lift truck driver in warehousing, but for the last 10 years he’d been a full-time carer. During that time, he lost confidence and he didn’t have the IT skills he needed to apply for jobs online. As is often the case in this line of work, the fork lift truck licences that Terry had gained were retained by his old employer. He was applying for work in warehousing but getting nowhere as he didn’t have a current fork lift truck licence and couldn’t afford a course. Continue reading Confidence lift for Terry

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Helping local residents get back to work

The Work Club at Allen Park, which is funded by Allenton Big Local and delivered by Derby Adult Learning Service continues to offer support and advice for Allenton residents who are looking for work.

Fabiola Hernandez, 43, first came to the Allen Park Work Club seeking advice and support to help her gain the skills she needed to get back into work. Fabiola once had a successful career in the cruise line industry, doing various roles including waiting tables, working as a casino cashier, and as a casino assistant manager on a cruise ship. After settling in this country and raising a family, Fabiola would now like to get back into employment. She has two children who attend school in the Allenton area. Continue reading Helping local residents get back to work

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Let the Work Club help you succeed

Job seekers in Allenton are attending job interviews after receiving help at the Work Club.

The club, which is supported by Allenton Big Local and delivered by the Derby Adult Learning Service, runs on Mondays (except bank holidays) between 10am and 12.30pm and 1pm to 3.30pm at the Allen Park Centre on Allen Street, next to Allenton Library. It provides free access to computers and the internet, opportunities to gain new qualifications, and support to help you create a CV, improve your interview techniques, and develop presentation skills.

One attendee said: “The Work Club is a useful way to start your CV and future work life. The tutors are patient and helpful and always make me feel welcome.”

Read how the Work Club helped John

John is 18 and from Allenton. After leaving school he joined a Motor Vehicle course at Derby College but, for various reasons, wasn’t able to complete the course. He then began to study Retail and Fashion at college but quickly realised he wasn’t enjoying the course and decided it wasn’t for him.

John did some voluntary work in a local charity shop for two months, but his aim was to get paid work and possibly some more qualifications. He started a traineeship through the Derby Adult Learning Service and came to the Club to get help with his CV. Once his CV was updated, he applied for an apprenticeship in Business Administration with Derby City Council and was successful.

John said: “I was initially unsure about going along to the Job Club, but they offered opportunities that allowed me to improve my CV. When I look back I realise the value of the experience I got from the traineeship and the help at the Job Club. I’m now an apprentice, where I get paid for the work I do and gain further qualifications.”

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Join the work club

Letters spelling the word job laid on a keyboard

If you’re a job seeker living in the Allenton area, you can now get extra help and support with your job search by joining the Work Club.

The club, which is supported by Allenton Big Local and delivered by the Derby Adult Learning Service, runs on Mondays (except bank holidays) between 10am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 3.30pm at the Allen Park Centre on Allen Street, next to Allenton Library.

The club provides free access to computers and the internet, which you can use to search and apply for jobs online or to log on to the Universal Jobmatch service. You will also receive support to help you create a CV, improve your interview techniques, and develop your presentation skills.

The club also provides opportunities to complete a variety of qualification courses that will teach you new skills that could increase your chances of getting a job.

“The Work Club is a really useful way to start your CV and future work life.”

“The tutors are very patient and helpful and make me feel very welcome.”

If you’re interested in joining the Work Club, you don’t need to book a place. All you have to do is drop in to the Allen Park Centre on Allen Street in Allenton any time between 10am and 12.30pm or 1pm to 3.30pm any Monday (except bank holidays).

For more information about the Work Club, call 01332 642300 or email enquiries@derbyals.org or download the flyer here.