Holbeck church to help jobless get work-ready

A church is set to run free job clubs to help people in the Beeston and Holbeck area of South Leeds get back into work ahead of Covid-19 restrictions easing.

Members of St Luke’s Church in Holbeck want to help equip their local community to find employment in tough economic times so have undergone specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty. Now they are offering free weekly workshops to boost the job-hunting process for unemployed people by equipping them with the tools, skills and confidence to find work this summer.

Job Club Manager, Greg Mann, who will be leading the workshops, said:

“With more people facing unemployment because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a real need for a personal service which provides practical and emotional support for them to find work again. CAP Job Clubs are designed to do just that.”

St Luke’s Church is one of more than 100 churches of different Christian traditions across the UK who will be running a CAP Job Club, as they work together to positively impact the communities around them. CAP Job Club is a weekly course that combines one-to-one consultations, group support and practical sessions that cover topics such as identifying strengths, CV writing and interview techniques. The service is open to everyone regardless of faith.

Greg added:

“We hope that we can help people to gain the confidence and skills they need to find employment, particularly for those who may have been out of work for a long period of time.”

The club will run weekly starting from Monday 5 July 2021 at 11am in the church on Malvern Road, Leeds LS11 8PD. To find out more about CAP Job Clubs or to book your place visit capjobclubs.org to book a place telephone 0800 328 0006.


This post is based on press release issued by Christians Against Poverty