Pop up clubs offer job support in rural areas

Meeting in progress
Meeting in progress

A pilot scheme to help people living in rural areas get into work has been launched in the Aylesbury Vale.

The ‘pop up jobs club’ scheme has been set up by the Aylesbury Vale Local Children and Young People’s Partnership to give careers advice and support.

The project is supported by county-wide district councils, Bucks County Council, Action4Youth, Bucks Association of Secondary Headteachers and the Schools Liaison Group amongst others.

The aim is to improve access for people living in villages and anyone actively looking for work can attend sessions at seven venues across the 

Ann Winsor, who is helping coordinate the clubs, said: “We would like it to be that we are over-run! But equally we may find that there isn’t a need for them.

“We want to give more support to those in rural areas, the people that won’t get so much access.”

Mrs Winsor said there will be a core set of organisations present to give solid career advice on the day and one aim of the club was to help young people find work.

She said: “Once we know their needs, we will find the most appropriate person to take responsibility.

“As with these type of things though and when people are looking for work, it’s a case of use it or lose it.

“We want to be a one stop shop to fit their needs.”

In addition to giving support and suggesting career paths, advisers will also provide financial advice, assist with interview technique, help with CVs and applications and recommend training courses.

Chairman of the partnership board Louise Chatterley said: “These clubs will enable people, especially those in more rural areas, to access a wide array of individualised support to help move their lives forward.”

Sessions are being held between 2pm and 4pm at the following places:

Aylesbury Buckingham Park Community Centre on January 22, Wendover Community Library on January 29, Wing Children’s Centre on February 5, Ivinghoe Children’s Centre on February 13, Waddesdon Children’s Centre on February 25, Haddenham Village Hall on March 4 and Winslow Centre on March 12.

No appointment is needed and those interested can just pitch up on the day.