Hundreds of unemployed people from Crawley are set to benefit from the launch of a successful national employment initiative
Volunteers from RCCG Courage Centre Church, Crawley, have undergone specialist training with charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to launch a job club that offers support and practical advice to unemployed people.
Adenike Johnson, RCCG Church’s CAP Job Club Manager, said: “We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on a lot of people’s employment. Many were furloughed, had a cut in hours or were sadly made redundant.
“We really wanted to make a practical contribution to the community, and we thought by running a job club that was the best way. Everyone who comes on the course, whether you’ve been out of work for a while or maybe you want to change jobs but aren’t sure how to start – this course is for you.”
She added that the RCCG Church’s job club is one of around 150 in the UK that help hundreds of people find work each year. The eight-week course provides jobseekers with essential skills, such as CV writing, interview technique and the value of volunteering. At the heart of the course is a supportive peer-to-peer group where course members can share their experiences, struggles and advice. In addition, each is given one-to-one coaching to develop their strengths and identify other opportunities, such as volunteering or additional training.
Adenike said: “Our job club is a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. Let us help you take your first steps into employment and a job you’ll enjoy.”
• The club will run weekly starting from November 23rd at 5.30pm at Crawley College, Crawley Campus, College Road, Crawley Town Centre RH10 1NR
For more information call Adenike Johnson on 07596989186 or visit capjobclubs.org to find out more.