Youngsters can improve chance of getting a job

A free session to help young people find work will be running next week.

North Kesteven District Council is working with partners to promote application skills and interview techniques for 16 to 19 year olds who aren’t in education, employment or training.

On Thursday February 7, the first of two free two-hour sessions will be held in association with the Rotary Club of Sleaford, Job Centre Plus, Barnardo’s and the Work Based Academy, which will focus on general application and CV skills and interview skills, dress codes and so on.

Candidates will also be able to complete a mock application form and take part in a mock interview situation to brush up on their job application and interview techniques.

There will also be a talk from specialists about the skills needed in their particular industry and what they would be looking for in a candidate.

Although the project is aimed primarily at 16 to 19 year olds, the age range is flexible.

People can just turn up on the day 12.30pm to 3pm or for advance information call Jade Warren on 01529 308268 or [email protected] or Karen Broddle on 01529 308257 or [email protected]

Cllr Susan Waring, NKDC’s Executive Board Member with special interest for young people, said: “The situation is pretty desperate for young people struggling to secure work and suffering a series of knock-backs, which has motivated us to do what we can to enhance their employability.

“Brushing up your CV, application skills and interview technique can only boost chances of getting a job.

“It is a truth for all ages, but especially so for those trying to get their foot into the door for the first time, or even competing for a place on training courses, which is why we people will step forward and join us at these sessions.”