Unemployed offered interviews at end of free care course

A free four-week course aimed at getting unemployed people jobs in the care industry is being held in High Wycombe from the end of June.

All those successfully completing the training are guaranteed a real job interview at the end from one of three care firms who will be supporting the sessions.

Transport and childcare costs will be paid for to allow people to attend the course which has been organised by Buckinghamshire County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions.

The course begins on June 20 at the Inspire centre in Eden, High Wycombe. Anyone over 19 claiming out-of-work benefits in the county is eligible to enrol providing they have first attended one of two information days being arranged at the same venue on June 8 and June 10. There area maximum of 20 spaces on the course.

Martin Phillips, Cabinet Member for Community Engagementand Public Health at the County Council, said: “We held a couple of similar health and social care courses last year and were delighted that 16 of the 22 who attended the training managed to find jobs. We hope to have an even better strike rate this year because we have three well-known care employers who have agreed to support the training and also carry out interviews.

“I would urge anyone unemployed who is interested in a career in care to look into this and attend one of the training days. It’s a great opportunity.”

To go on the course, speak to work coach for a referral or contact Bethany Starling at Buckinghamshire County Council for more information on 07860 181296.