Work Club in Newport

Post date: 
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Category: 
Wales

RNIB Cymru, working with Remploy, is setting up a new weekly Work Club for blind and partially sighted jobseekers in Newport.

Work Club in Newport

RNIB Cymru, working with Remploy, is setting up a new weekly Work Club for blind and partially sighted jobseekers in Newport. The first meeting is Tuesday 4 February from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Remploy's offices in Clarence House, Floor 1, Clarence Place, Newport NP19 7AA.

The club will run sessions on CV writing, interview skills, and bring together blind and partially sighted people to use accessible technology to look for work.

Helen Gummet-Preece, the Employment Advisor who will be running the club, said: "We know that two thirds of blind and partially sighted people of working age are not currently in employment, that's why clubs like these are so important. The Work Club will help people with sight loss in Newport to learn new skills to help them seek employment.

"Members of the club will be using a fully accessible computer suite to access job searches online, write CVs and complete applications."

Several similar Job Clubs have already been successfully set up and are currently running in Cardiff, Pontypridd, and Neath Port Talbot. Sophie Dyment, the charity's Transitions Manager, said: "It is amazing to see how someone can come to workclub and not have any idea what they would like to do, and a few months on and through our support they are ready to enter the employment world fully prepared to find that perfect job."

If you would like more information about the Newport club, please contact Helen Gummet-Preece on 07833 441305 or by emailing her at helen.gummet-preece@rnib.org.uk

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