Supporting Young People into Work

James Brokenshire has praised the work of Sidcup Rotary Club in offering guidance and advice to help young people get into work.  James took part in an advice session at the Bexleyheath JobCentrePlus to help a group of young job seekers improve their chances of securing employment.

Each week volunteers from Sidcup Rotary with experience of running their own companies or with successful business careers share their thoughts on ways to catch the eye of a potential employer and secure a job.  The sessions cover job searches, CV presentation and interview skills as well as tips on how to ensure previous experience is presented effectively.  The programme has been nominated forward for a national Rotary award for vocational service.

James lent his support to the scheme at a recent Friday session, including sitting down with a number of young people to discuss ways to strengthen their CVs. 

Commenting James said:

“I was really impressed to see how these sessions offered practical ways to help young people break into the job market as well as boosting the confidence of those young people involved.  It is a huge tribute to the members of Sidcup Rotary that they are volunteering their time each week to share decades of business experience and help the next generation into work.  I enjoyed being able to take part, to share a few tips and show my support for this great initiative.”



Photo: Derek Hope of Kent Photonews