A Bridlington society has teamed up with a national unemployment charity to get people back into work through providing placement opportunities.
Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society has joined forces with the Shaw Trust to help unemployed people on The Work Programme, the Government’s back to work scheme, develop new skills, and embark on rewarding careers.
Nigel Atkin, Employer Engagement Consultant at the Shaw Trust Bridlington said: “The Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society has been given a much needed helping hand by an ambitious and dedicated group of work experience candidates to keep the harbour museum open.
“The work experience candidates benefit from their placement as they receive skills in customer service and retail, equipping them with the self-confidence to seek paid work in the hospitality and retail sector.
“Such an arrangement is seen to compliment the Harbour Commissioner’s commitment to the well-being of Bridlington’s economy as well as promoting tourism.”
Up to March 2014, more than 1.5 million people had joined the government’s Work Programme with nearly 300,000 individuals guided into long-term employment as a result.
Nigel added: “The programme has enthusiastic and motivated candidates from all sectors looking for employment and work experience.”
For more information contact Nigel on 077140 60167.