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Jobs Club launched at the Lane

Posted on 7 December 2015  - 10:18

New scheme will help local unemployed people find work.

Jobs Fair at White Hart LaneStudents in the Learning ZoneStudents in the Learning ZoneLedley King and Boris Johnson at Skills London

The Club’s charitable Foundation and Circle Housing have partnered to deliver a new employment scheme to help local job seekers find work.

The Jobs Club runs every Thursday at White Hart Lane and forms part of a shared commitment between the Club and Circle to support local residents into employment.

The partnership is being driven by the Club’s award-winning Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Circle 33 – a branch of Circle Housing which owns 17,000 homes in London and operates across 48 local authority areas.

Residents living in Circle Housing can access the programme which provides access to free training courses and unadvertised jobs through the housing association’s contractors and partners. Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s employment and skills team are on-hand to give advice on how to complete job applications and CVs and offer support with interview techniques.

Tottenham Hotspur is committed to driving employment and training opportunities for people in its local community. In the last 12 months, the Club’s employment initiatives have delivered over 3,000 job opportunities, offered apprenticeships to 100 young people, and welcomed more than 3,000 job seekers to jobs fairs at White Hart Lane. Most recently, Tottenham Hotspur became the first Premier League Club to sponsor and exhibit at London’s largest skills and careers fair, Skills London 2015, where it showcased a wealth of education and employment schemes available to young people in the capital.

Grant Cornwell MBE, Chief Executive, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “By working in partnership with local organisations such as Circle Housing, we are able to open up many doors to employment for Haringey’s job seekers. Through our Jobs Fairs scheme alone, we’ve provided over 3,000 employment opportunities for the local community.

“Finding a job is by no means an easy task but with the right help and support, you can find a job that’s right for you – that’s what the Jobs Club is here to do.”

Karen Ayling, Head of Housing for Circle Housing’s Circle 33 branch, said: “At Circle 33, we pride ourselves on offering our residents so much more than just a home to live in. We are also committed to improving the future prospects of our residents so they are more financially resilient and independent.

“In the past year alone we have helped 200 residents with jobs training and support. So we know first-hand how important this kind of support can be to giving people the skills and confidence needed to get into work.”

The Jobs Club will take place every Thursday between 11am and 5pm in the Learning Zone at White Hart Lane.

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