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Good turnout at employment and training drop-in

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The first in a series of drop-in events organised by Pendleton Together to help tenants to access jobs and training has attracted a very positive response.

Hosted in the Spruce Court community room, Pendleton Together staff were on hand alongside representatives from the National Careers Service, Salford Skills for Employment and Salford Health Works. They offered professional careers advice and support to help residents move towards getting the job they wanted.

A number of live vacancies were also available to apply for on the day through the Salford Employment and Recruitment City Hub, also known as SEARCH.

This trial event was focussed on residents of Spruce and Thorn Court, though was advertised to all residents through our social media outlets. 24 residents took the opportunity to come along, and all received some help from one of the services on hand.

John Jordan, Pendleton Together's Employment and Skills Coordinator, said he was please with the results. He also confirmed that the next drop-in session will take place on Wednesday 25th October and Malus Court community room, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

John said: "There was a really interesting blend of tenants present. Most were unemployed and looking for work. However, there were several others currently in part-time positions or on zero hours contracts who wanted to work more hours or earn a bigger wage.

"Talking afterwards to our partner representatives, they were impressed by the format of the event and the attitude of the residents who wanted to improve their lives through work.

"Details of future events will be advertised on the Pendleton Together website and also on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

"I hope we will see another large turnout."

 

What residents said about the event:

Abdul: "The people gave me confidence."

Maxwell: "Everyone was very helpful."

Marica: "I learned about more options to look for work."

Kevin: "Enabled me to have more options than I previously had."

John: "Well-attended and organised. Plenty of referrals."

Scott: "Nice staff."

 

 

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Communications Intern at Together Housing

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