MP visits city job club

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City MP, Mark Lancaster, paid a surprise visit to the Wylie Centre in Bradville to check out their new job club.

The job club, which opened in May 11, is run every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and is supported by Milton Keynes Council and the Neighbourhood Employment Programme.

The aim of the job club is to offer a range of support, including Individual Learning Plans, help with educational needs such as literacy or numeracy to completing application forms or the layout and presentation of CVs and interview techniques.

The scheme also provides free training sessions in computer and keyboard skills and internet job search skills. As the Wylie job club becomes established more training sessions will be designed to meet the specific training needs of the clients.

Mark said; “I was delighted to visit the job club in Bradville and see the work which is taking place there. I met a young man who was looking for work but had been unemployed for a number of months. This scheme helps people to gain the confidence needed to apply for a job and helps with the structuring of letters, CVs and interviews.”

So far this month the scheme has supported 15 people back into employment. There are over 20 job clubs running across the City, to find your local job club please contact Tina Strutton on 01908 556746 or Kaye Dwight on 01908 684142.