New Job Cafe for Young People to Launch in Hailsham (28/09/17)

Hailsham Town Council’s youth project team will be launching a weekly Job Café for 16 to 25-year olds who would like advice and practical support in looking for employment, education and training.

Informal drop-in sessions for young people, will operate at the Square Youth Café, 1 Market Square, on Fridays from 11am to 2pm, launching on Friday 20th October.

Youth project staff will be on hand to offer support with job searches and applications, interview skills, how to write effective CVs and what employment or apprenticeship opportunities are available in the area.

As well as general careers guidance and help with finding job vacancies, young people will also receive advice on job training, and information about support agencies will also be available.

“Staff will be on hand to offer career advice, interview skills, write good CVs and covering letters, as well as how to fill out application forms and complete applications online,” said Nina Santi, deputy youth project coordinator at Hailsham Town Council.

"We’ll be running these informal and relaxed drop-in sessions for young people who are looking to improve their employability or have wider questions about what careers or jobs are available to them now and in the future.”

Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman said: “These are tough times for jobseekers - and even more so for young people starting out in the job market."

“The Town Council’s youth project team is very proud to provide safe and suitable activities for young people who are attending The Square and, through the new weekly Job Cafe, will be able to help towards the development of young people’s skills, confidence and knowledge to improve their employability skills and enable them to reach their potential in adult life.”

“I would encourage young people looking for work to drop in to the Job Café when it launches later this month.”

For further information about the Job Café contact Nina Santi on 01323 841702 or by email: nina.santi@hailsham-tc.gov.uk.