Trust sessions helping Winsfordians find work

Winsford Guardian: Tony Webster with Jayne Puller and Christine Gould from the WVHT Work and Enterprise Team. Tony Webster with Jayne Puller and Christine Gould from the WVHT Work and Enterprise Team.

EMPLOYMENT focus sessions that allow jobseekers to improve their CVs and interview technique are helping aspiring Winsfordians into employment.

In recent times, Tony Webster had been working in temporary positions, but needed some additional support to find a permanent role.

He attended Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s drop in session at Wharton Library and has now been taken on as a supervisor by Johnsons Apparelmaster – which supplies workwear to Roberts Bakery and has a base onsite at Gadbrook Park, Northwich.

Tony said: “When you’ve been out of work or only had temporary jobs your self-confidence is very low.

“The team made me see I had skills applicable to jobs I hadn’t considered and gave me the confidence to try different things.”

“They helped me update and target the skills on my CV towards individual jobs rather than sending the same one to everyone.

“They also helped me with covering letters and job interview techniques and I’ve had more job replies and interviews than through any other job club I’ve tried.”

Jayne Puller, from the work and enterprise team added: “Although Tony had many transferable skills through his previous employment, he really needed some guidance to make his CV more appealing to future employers.

“During the drop in sessions, we showed Tony how to structure his CV and make his skills as relevant as possible and to sell himself as an asset to any organisation.

“Tony was extremely proactive and attended the sessions weekly and I am delighted to see his hard work and commitment has paid off and would like to congratulate him on his new role and to wish him the best of luck in his future career.”

The sessions are open to all Trust residents and also take place at Weaver Vale offices in Gadbrook Park, the Greenfields Bungalow and the ASDA Community Room in Winsford, and the Greenbank Hub in Hartford.

For more information, call the work and enterprise team on 01606 813 546, or visit wvht.co.uk

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