A new employment partnership, known as Work and Thrive Newcastle, is to be welcomed by those residents who are seeking improved access to high quality job support and good work opportunities.
The new initiative compliments the Council’s inclusive economic strategy which aims to bring about a city labour market where every resident in Newcastle benefits. The local authority’s Work and Thrive Newcastle partnership strives to put the needs and aspirations of local people and employers at the centre of everything it does. Key partners include the Skills Hub, Newcastle Futures, Newcastle City Learning, DWP, YHN and the National Careers Service.
Progress on employment support
There has been sound progress to date. Last year 1,200 residents attended a number of high-profile jobs fairs and employment support events across the city. The Reviving the Heart of the West End currently delivers a Routes to Work programme supporting disadvantaged residents helping them to become more confident, resilient and job ready. Newcastle Futures continues to provide free personalised advice to unemployed people and those seeking a career change. This includes help with putting together a CV, writing job applications and preparing for job interviews.
City residents and local employers can get more info or details of support by contacting www.skillshubnewcastle.co.uk or calling 0191 277 4125.