WNP Breakfast Club next week

Ann-Marie O'Hara (left) and Rhonda Boyd from the Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership.

Ann-Marie O'Hara (left) and Rhonda Boyd from the Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership.

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As part of the Skills 2020 project, staff members from the Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership (WNP) will be hosting a breakfast club in St Columb’s Park House beginning on Wednesday, August 5.

People who are unemployed or working under 16 hours per week can come along for a free breakfast and get help with CVs, job searching or job applications.

This is a great opportunity for people who need assistance in securing employment to come along and get help and support in a casual, relaxed environment.

The Skills 2020 project can offer those unemployed/working under 16 hours per week help at any time.

Qualified staff will help guide and support people through the job hunting process. Help includes CV development, job applications, job searches, interview assistance and training courses.

Rhonda Boyd from the WNP explained how the idea for the breakfast club came about.

“Like other areas in Derry, there are areas in the Waterside that suffer from high levels of deprivation.

“We wanted to do something to help the people of the area to do what they could to increase their chances of getting a job.

“The WNP does not claim to have a magic wand when it comes to getting people jobs but if the breakfast club helps just one person to get the job they want then it will have been a success.

“We want as many people as possible to come along next week because you never know what helpful tips you might pick up.”

Fellow WNP Employment and Mentoring Officer, Anne-Marie O’Hara said she was hopeful that anyone attending the breakfast club would find the services useful.

“It’s important for people who are unemployed to have the skills they need when applying for a new job. That’s why we are organising this.”

For more information or to speak to one of the staff in the Waterside call Anne Marie or Rhonda on 02871342959.