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Surrey Chapel run Job Club course for unemployed   

On Tuesday, June 27 volunteers from Surrey Chapel near Anglia Square in Norwich will host a new Job Club course giving practical help to jobseekers, building positive skills for employment in a friendly, relaxed environment.

A Job Club where unemployed people will be able to access extra support and practical advice free of charge will start on Tuesday, June 27, 11am - 2pm at Norwich church Surrey Chapel, near Anglia Square.  The club is run by volunteers who have undergone training with charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Since they were launched in 2012, CAP Job Clubs have grown to a network of 170 across the UK, helping more than 1,000 people into work, many of them long-term unemployed. The initiative currently boasts a 24% success rate, up to seven times more successful than some government-commissioned work schemes.

Job Club Manager Dawn Arden from Surrey Chapel, who will be leading the course, said: “All are very welcome to join us for coffee and cake at 11am followed by session one of the Job Club Course.  We would be delighted for folk to stay for a light lunch too.  

"This is a really practical course that does help folk back into the workplace. Knowing many people are out of work – and yet have talents and skills going to waste - we just felt we had to do something and Christians Against Poverty’s training and resources seemed like a really great fit for us.

"We meet regularly every Tuesday 11 - 2pm, so people can drop in any Tuesday to meet us."

CAP Job Clubs are based on a programme called ‘the three Cs: Course, Community and Coaching’. The eight-week course which will provide those looking for work with skills and abilities, such as CV writing, interview technique and the value of volunteering.

This Course runs alongside our supportive peer-to-peer Community, where those looking for work can share their experiences, struggles and advice around a relaxed meal. In addition each person is given one-to-one coaching to develop their strengths and identify other opportunities, such as volunteering or a college course.

This new initiative will complement the Debt Management Centre at Surrey Chapel which has been supporting local people to become debt free for the past 5 years.

The club will run weekly starting on Tuesday, June 27 at 11.00am at Surrey Chapel, 2 – 6 Botolph Street, NR3 1DU.

To find out more about CAP Job Clubs or to book your place visit or telephone 0800 328 0006.

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