Job workshops at museum

Career prospects jumped for a group of residents who completed a course in employability recently at Bexhill Museum.

A series of workshops on useful aspects of the job-hunt, such as perfecting a good CV, and honing skills on Microsoft Office, ran at Bexhill Museum this July, with 36 Rother residents earning a certificate by completing.

One of the successful students, Jo-Lee Reynolds, of Hastings, said she would recommend the course to anyone and said: “I had no confidence whatsoever. It was a big deal for me even coming here to begin with. But now my confidence level is so high. It’s been such a great experience.”

The course, called Get On Plus, is run by housing association Amicus Horizon and funded by the National Lottery. It aims to give basic skills and confidence to Bexhill residents on low wages or who are unemployed, covering interview techniques, online applications, and computer literacy.

Jocelyn Tilbrook, who runs the programme at Amicus Horizon, said: “It’s amazing to see the positive transformation in people in just six weeks.”

The next course will take place in St Leonards in September. For details or to sign up call 0800 1216060.