Get the skills to help you back into work

13th November 2009 9:36am - Return to press releases

East Riding College is running a range of free courses aimed at helping unemployed people get back into work.
The "Six Month Unemployed" scheme covers 16 areas of work and helps people by boosting their existing skills or giving them skills in a new work area.
Employer response manager Rachael Owen said: "With the help of businesses throughout the region, we have developed a series of short courses which will improve your job prospects and give you the confidence you need to secure work.
"Courses have been designed specifically to make longer-term unemployed people or those recently made redundant attractive to potential employers."

The courses give participants essential skills in 12 different areas of work and result in an East Riding College certificate of achievement on successful completion. Some include qualifications which are directly relevant to the area of work and which employers look for in potential staff.
Each course is three to five days long and all are designed to ensure they don't affect your benefit payments. Courses are held mostly in Bridlington and Beverley but can be held anywhere in the East Riding and Hull if there is enough demand.
They are available in the following areas of work: Administration, Care, Catering, Cleaning, Construction, Early Years / Child Care, Food Manufacture, Hospitality, IT, Management / Team Leading, Retail and Customer Service and Teacher / Trainer (Learning and Development).

East Riding College also runs hundreds of other part-time courses for people who want to learn new skills or improve their prospects at work.
To find out more about Six Month Unemployed courses or to request a part-time course guide, call East Riding College on 0845 120 0037 or visit the prospectus pages of this website, where you can download one or order a hard copy. Alternatively, text "erc work" to 60999 and someone will call you back.


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For more information, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email