Job Pod aims to get more young people into work

Civic Offices
Civic Offices

AN inflatable ‘Job Pod’ will be launching this week at The Buszy, giving young people more opportunities to find employment and training.

The pod, for 16-24 year olds, pops up across Milton Keynes from Thursday at the home of Make a Difference, The Buszy, at 3pm

Inside there will be 10 iPad stations and a flat screen TV that will display available jobs, training courses and volunteering opportunities.

Staff will also be on hand to offer advice on CV preparation and interview skills, help to apply for jobs online, and provide guidance on training courses and formal qualifications. No appointment is necessary, sessions are free of charge and guidance and support are tailored to the needs of the individual.

The mobile Job Pod will be launched alongside the opening of a brand new fixed job club for 18-24 year olds at The Buszy, which will run every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm.

They now join 17 job clubs currently being delivered by the council across Milton Keynes for people of all ages. Three of these are for young people over 16 and held at Spotlight Youth Centre in Bletchley, the Christian Foundation, Wolverton and the Moorlands Community Centre Beanhill.

Councillor Andy Dransfield, Lead Member for Children, said: “We are determined that all young people are offered the right advice and guidance to get into work. These job clubs will help young people stand on their own two feet.”

The mobile job club will be at The Square, Wolverton on Tuesday 6th November between 2pm and 4pm, Derwent Drive Youth Centre, West Bletchley on Tuesday, November 13, between 2pm and 4pm, the same venue on November 20 between 2pm and 4pm back at The Buszy, on November 27 between 2pm and 4pm and finishing at the Moorlands Centre, Beanhill on Thursday, December 6 between 2pm and 4pm. The mobile job club has been made possible thanks to Department of Work and Pensions funding, secured by Milton Keynes Council.

More information about job clubs and venues is available on the council’s website.