Looking for work can be difficult at the best of times, but if you’re over 50 and have a limited set of digital skills, things can be very challenging.
Well, help is at hand, thanks to a new project created by Age UK.
After securing a £500,000 investment for its work, The Age Works project is now up and running, providing those over 50 with vital skills, techniques and tips to get them back into the workplace.
Many people over 50 have fantastic knowledge, experience and work ethic already, they may just need to brush up on their digital skills, making sure they showcase themselves properly and stand out against other applicants.
The Age Works project will help them do just that. The Age Works team will help clients write (or Re-write) CV’s, help complete online job applications and also register people on employment websites absolutely free of charge.
Through their Fit For Work sessions they can also get clients to identify their career paths, give them tips and techniques for presenting well in interviews and provide a broader understanding of the requirements for work or training.
All the sessions take place in an informal, relaxed environment, ensuring that everyone gets the most out of each session. The project is about supporting and helping people, not making them feel uncomfortable. The friendly, approachable team will encourage and inspire people to get back into the workplace.
Age UK runs the Job Club from 10am -12pm and 1pm – 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Fit For Work Courses are 1pm – 3pm on Tuesdays.
All sessions are held at AGE UK Lakeland House, Abbey Road, Barrow.
For more details about the project and how you can attend, please call 01229 831425 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/barrow/ for more details.