The Millside Centre launched a Job Club on the 9th of April 2018, opening its doors to people around the Bradford district area who are looking for work. Unemployment rate has risen in the city and more people are suffering financially which is having an impact on the well-being of people and their families.
After hours of research and outreach, which involved speaking to local people within the community, it became evidently clear there was a need for a Job Club in the BD1 and surrounding areas.
Focusing on what people have stated as a need we have created a friendly safe space for people to come access computers, meet a friendly team who offer clients 1-2-1 support, help with CV and application forms, job hunting, basic computer training.
Our Jobclub offers support to the unemployed and helps people get back into work which can be overwhelming, it also helps with overcoming barriers, isolation, fear, change, meeting new people going through similar experiences, setting achievable goals and having successful outcomes.
We provide all our clients with a short booklet with helpful hints and tips with positive affirmations and vision boards and goal setting, helping to keep a positive approach to job hunting, keeping notes on the progress they have made and especially building up their confidence. Along side this, we also offer help with universal jobmatch, basic computer training, 1-2-1 support and help with CV’s and application.
The Job Club runs every Monday between 1pm until 3pm, a free service open to all. We provide free WIFI access, ongoing support from various agencies such as Aspire Igen and Incommunites who offer employability skills, mentoring support, STEP programme (Skills Training Employment Pathway), team building sessions helping people to secure permanent employment.