Half of unemployed on college course clinched jobs
A FAST-track course aimed at helping the unemployed land a job has been hailed a huge success.
The Suited Booted Recruited course, offered by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, has recorded a 50 per cent success rate in helping participants return to work.
Of those who took the course between November 2011 and July last year, half secured jobs and more than half were invited to interviews for roles as a direct result of completing the course.
The courses, which take place in locations across the Bristol area, teach valuable workplace skills and help individuals build confidence to give them a better chance of succeeding at interview.
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The free two-week course gives participants recognised qualifications valued by employers, with a guaranteed job interview on the final day.
Participants are given a daily lunchtime meal along with a suit for interview or work clothing free of charge.
The courses are available to people of all ages, with special classes organised for people aged 16 to 18.
They have been recognised by Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti.
He said: "I am most impressed by the way in which SGS has structured Suited Booted Recruited. The course promotes real social mobility by offering positive benefits to students of all ages and backgrounds.
"They learn a wide range of skills necessary in the workplace and gain a real boost in confidence to help their prospects of gaining employment."
Sarah Kopera, business development manager for Suited Booted Recruited, said: "It's an absolute delight to speak with previous SBR learners and discover that so many have gained employment as a result of the course.
"Popularity has exploded over the past year and delivery of the course has expanded from just one venue to dozens all over the South West.
"I hope these results encourage people looking for work to enroll and give them the confidence that they can obtain valuable skills that employers are looking for."
Suited Booted Recruited courses run every two weeks throughout the year with the following dates scheduled: January 28 in Stroud, February 11 in Bath, February 25 in Bath, March 11 in Trowbridge and March 25 in Bristol.
For more information or to book a place on a SBR course call 0800 056 6940.