Work club events are just the job for January

January 11, 2013 10:43 am

Employers in and around Ashfield & Mansfield to give Expert Advice to Local Jobseekers

Events are being held at Nottinghamshire County Council’s Work Clubs, which hold weekly meetings in local libraries, to enable employers to impart their knowledge and expertise to job seekers across Ashfield & Mansfield.  First Monica Dakin, HR Manager for Sainsbury’s will be visiting Mansfield Work Club on Wednesday 23 January (10am-12noon) at Mansfield Library and on Friday 25 January, Nick Harrington of construction firm, Laing O’Rourke will be at Kirkby Work Club (10am-12noon).

Monica will be delivering a Confidence in You workshop which aims to build the confidence of people preparing for work, including practical skills on preparing for an interview and showing how life skills can be transferred work skills.  She will also outline what Sainsbury’s look for from job applicants and provide an insight into working in food retail.  Nick, who is Principal Planner at Laing O’Rourke, will be giving advice to the Kirkby-in-Ashfield group about preparing for work, skills required, what to include in a CV and interview techniques. 

At each event there will also be a chance to ask questions and get one-to-one advice.  Both Monica and Nick are giving their time free of charge as part of both their and their employer’s support for the Get Notts WorkiNG campaign.  Nottinghamshire County Council, which organises the work club meetings, hopes that the event will encourage more people to attend in the future.

Councillor Keith Girling, Chairman of Economic Development at Nottinghamshire County Council said, “We are extremely grateful to Monica and Nick for giving up their time to share their expertise with jobseekers in Ashfield & Mansfield.

“The events offer a fantastic opportunity for people to get free advice direct from major employers on what they look for from job applicants – advice that may give them the edge in the competitive jobs market.”

“A lot of people use the new year as a motivation to look for a job. Through these events, our daily job tips on Twitter and free bus travel for jobseekers initiative in January, the County Council aims to support many Nottinghamshire people into a new job.”

Mansfield Work Club meets every Wednesday (10am to 12noon) at the Second Floor meeting area, Mansfield Library, Four Seasons Centre, Westgate, Mansfield.  Kirkby Work Club meets every Friday (10am-12noon) at Kirkby Library (opposite Morrisons), Ashfield Precinct, Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

The clubs give people the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts, share job hunting experiences and get advice on job searches, applications, interview techniques, CVs and even volunteering opportunities.

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