Jobs Club


Getting Warrington Back to Work

David Mowat founded the Jobs Club in April of 2009 and it has now completed its 12th season. Over 200 people in Warrington have now benefited from the club and more than two thirds of those attending have subsequently found a job, started their own business or gone back into a training course.

The Jobs Club draws on the expertise of local business leaders and entrepreneurs to assist participants with skills building, preparing for interviews and improving their CVs. This season includes workshops such as "the Hidden Jobs Market - using social media to find work", "Interview Techniques" and "Leadership & Management."Jobs_Club.jpg

The course allows people to network with local business leaders and employers, which can be an important source of job information. We also now have an Enterprise Club, designed to help those who are considering setting up their own businesses for the first time. Those who complete the full 12 week course gain a Level 2 ILM Qualification in Leadership & Management.

However, most of the previous participants have said that the most important part of the Jobs Club is the chance to meet with a group of people in a similar situation to themselves and re-motivate themselves to continue their job search. The course takes place every Saturday morning and every participant is also offered individual mentoring and follow up during the week.

The Conservative Party have also arranged for a Job Search Engine to be available. The Zubed search engine is available free and has over 200,000 vacancies in all parts of the country. Follow this link

The most recent session of the Jobs Club has now concluded, please check back here for future updates.

David Mowat said:

"When you're made unemployed you have two choices: you either just give up or you can keep on trying. Sometimes it can be very hard to stay motivated and confident when you get rejection after rejection: that's where the jobs club comes in. The participants will tell you that one of the most important things we do here is to rebuild their confidence so that when the job they want comes along, they will seize it with both hands."

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