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.”