logo-print

Oxford City Council

PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
Web http://www.oxford.gov.uk/

News

Launch of New Monthly Work Club - 7 December 2011

Customer services appointment

A new monthly Work Club opens on Wednesday 7 December 2011 at Oxford City Council’s Customer Service Centre.

The new Oxford Work Club, part of the National Work Club’s Network, is being run in partnership by Oxford City Council, Guru Manyo Granth Sikh Centre and Jobcentre Plus.

The Club will run on the first Wednesday of each month from the Customer Service Centre, St Aldate’s Chambers, Oxford from 10am to 4pm.

It supports the Get Britain Working initiative by helping jobseekers in their search for work by providing:

  • advice on preparing and updating CVs
  • advice on application forms
  • interview techniques and mock interview practice sessions
  • information on local vacancies
  • internet access to search for vacancies
  • opportunities to access local training
  • advice on benefits
  • general support to help find employment.

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Elise Benjamin, who will officially be opening the Oxford Work Club, says: "I’m delighted to open the Oxford Work Club.

"This new initiative brings together the skills of key local partners in the city and is a great example of the sort of partnership working we need to help support local people looking for work."

Councillor Bob Price, Leader of Oxford City Council says: "The new Work Club follows on from the successful Youth Job Fair we held in August.

"It offers a great new opportunity for anyone needing help looking for their first job, returning to work or seeking a new work challenge.

"I hope it helps to kick start some great new careers for local people."

Diane McKenna-Rhead, Oxford Jobcentre Plus, says: “The launch of this new Work Club will give jobseekers in Oxford extra advice and support in a social and friendly environment.

"People will have the chance to build new contacts, swap ideas on job hunting and get expert advice from guest speakers about opportunities in the area."

Oxford Town Hall hosted a Youth Job Fair in August which was organised by students from Oxford Cherwell & Valley College.

The Youth Job Fair gave young people leaving school, college or university, and others looking for employment in Oxfordshire, the chance to meet employers offering vacancies for entry level roles and also some great apprenticeship opportunities.  

Help and advice was also available for writing CVs and brushing up on interview techniques.

Released on Thursday 1 December 2011

Share




      Share


      How do you rate this page?

      rate this page as GOOD rate this page as AVERAGE rate this page as POOR
      What's this?

      Advertise with us


      Facebook  Twitter  RSS icon

      triangle

      Do it online

      Contact Us

      Self service: Online services | Telephone: 01865 249811 | Where to find our offices

      Copyright © 2012 Oxford City Council, Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX.
      Designed and hosted by Oxford Information Labs Limited.