THE first back to work club for St Neots has been officially launched, offering inspiration, advice, networking opportunities, assistance with interview and employability skills and access to information on support services and local jobs.

Running from the Bargroves Centre (within the youth centre), in Cromwell Road, Eynesbury, the club will run every other Tuesday, from 10am until noon.

The club has been made possible by partnership working between Huntingdonshire District Council, social landlord Luminus, the Eynesbury Neighbourhood Management Advisory Group and service providers Jobcentre Plus, Huntingdonshire Regional College, Next Step and recruitment agencies, who have agreed to share their vacancies and service.

As more people across the district become unemployed, the club aims to help them find work, the council said. At each event there will be a guest speaker, and job seekers will get support with increasing their self-esteem and with interview and employability skills, aimed at helping them to secure future employment.

The next event is on Tuesday the Youth Centre at Bargroves, from 10am. All events are open to unemployed people.

Councillor Ken Churchill, executive councillor for economic development, said: “This is the second work club we have launched in our district. The Huntingdon 'Back to Business Club' has proved very successful and has helped four members into employment.”

Luminus Group chief executive Chan Abraham added: “This project shows how much can be achieved by the exercise of good faith between local government, business and the voluntary sector. We look forward to continued success for the benefit of our local community.”