Red Kite Job Club
Every Monday from 10am to 4pm Red Kite holds a Job Club to support people who need help finding employment.
The Job Club, which is held at Baker House in Baker Street, High Wycombe, is run in conjunction with Oasis Partnership, Aspire Oxford and National Careers Service.
People attending are given the opportunity to use the computer to put together a CV or search and apply for jobs. There is the chance to speak to professionals who can give help and advice on applying for jobs and interview tips. It is also a great time to talk to people in a supportive environment.
Each week up to 20 people attend the Job Club which is open to everyone in the district, not just Red Kite customers.
For more information please contact Alison Cobb, Inclusion and Wellbeing Specialist, via Alison.Cobb@redkitehousing.org.uk or call 01494 476297.
Names have been changed to protect their identity
After stopping his driving job, Stuart came to the Job Club. He attended week in and week out searching for jobs. He wanted to get his CSCS (labouring) card so he could work in construction. In order to get the CSCS card, Stuart had to attend Millbrook to get his basic English and Maths qualifications. This took a long time. He also had support from other agencies but always returned to the Job Club as he said everyone there is so helpful and patient.
Finally, Stuart obtained his CSCS card and found work on a site out of the area. He hopes that now he's in work, he'll soon be able to transfer to work in the local area.
James came to the Job Club and was supported by staff, volunteers and partner agencies over a period of time. After obtaining his CSCS card, he found a job in High Wycombe on a building site. He was so pleased, he called in to see us on his lunch break for the first couple of weeks. He looked so happy!
Mohammed was sent to the Job Club by the DWP. At Job Club he was supported to produce a CV, create an Indeed account and to apply for jobs. He was so thrilled to get an interview from his first application and to secure a job in Highway maintenance.
His next challenge is to secure a place to live and so we've signposted him to our partners, P3 charity, to support him.