Amber Valley Tenants helped into employment by job clubs

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A Ripley based housing association has launched a series of free job clubs to boost
employment opportunities in Amber Valley.

Futures Homescape, provider of around 6000 homes across Derbyshire, are lending their time to help tenants 
build CVs, write covering letters, search for job opportunities and prepare for interviews in a series of weekly open sessions 
starting this month.

These new sessions will take place every Tuesday between the times of 10.00am and 12.00pm at 
Futures Homescape’s head 
office on Asher Lane, Ripley.

Futures Homescape’s 
community development manager, Sarah Whattam, said: “We’ve got some 
advice and tips for anybody looking to get back to work, find their next job or start their career.

“We’re also running another of our Skills for Life programmes over the 
coming months.

“These cover cooking, DIY, IT skills, first aid, volunteering and decorating – so there are lots of skills that people can learn which can look great on a CV or job application.”

A study by Sheffield Hallam University in June 2014 revealed that people from former mining communities such as Ripley, Alfreton and Heanor and Ironville were finding it hardest to find work.

Currently, around 15,000 people of working age in 
Derbyshire find themselves unemployed, with more than 2000 of those in Amber Valley alone.

All of the sessions that are being put on are 
completely free of charge for Futures Homescape 
tenants and are being held at various locations around 
Amber Valley.

For more information on the job clubs or any of the 
other sessions being held, please contact Futures Homescape on 01773 573110 or email 
getinvolved@futureshomescape.co.uk.