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Norwich church launches free online jobs club 

Norwich church Surrey Chapel is set to offer local people a free online jobs club after running an in-person CAP Job Club, in partnership with charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), for the last three years.


Due to social distancing requirements, the Norwich CAP Job Club has been adapted so that people can participate online instead.

Norwich manager, Dawn Arden, said: “The past few months have been very challenging for all of us. One concern is not really knowing what the outcome will be as we come out of the lockdown.

“We’ve all got different challenges but for unemployed people, taking these steps into employment can be a real confidence booster.”

The CAP Job Club provides the tools and practical support to help jobseekers find work.

The online course will be delivered using video conferencing systems led by a trained CAP Job Club Coach based at Surrey Chapel.

It runs for eight weeks and consists of a weekly group session of about two hours for up to 10 people per group.

The course is designed to give encouragement and support, including sessions on writing a CV that will stand out to employers, the job-hunting process and succeeding in interviews.

All that is needed to join the course is either a computer or laptop, smartphone, or tablet with a good connection to the internet and an email address.

Dawn added: “You don’t need to be a computer whizz to get this running. All you need to be able to do is to use email and click on the link from an introductory email we’ll send once you’ve registered for the course.”

CAP Job Club member, Audrey, said: “I was feeling down and my confidence was very low. At my CAP Job Club, I was comfortable and came to realise that I wasn’t actually in isolation. There are others in the same situation. I know my Job Club Coach will give me ongoing support. I definitely recommend CAP Job Clubs.”

To find out more about the CAP Job Club and to register for sessions starting soon, contact Dawn Arden on 07397 990466 or email dawnarden@capjobclubs.org or visit capjobclubs.org to find out more.

Pictured above is job coach Stuart Turner who will be delivering the online job club with Dawn Arden. 

Keith Morris, 08/10/2020

Keith Morris

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