A  job club scheme launched to help residents find employment is proving to be a success.

The job clubs, launched across the borough in September 2023, support local residents with finding employment, apprenticeships, training and volunteering opportunities. 

Seven of the clubs have been set up so far and they have supported 111 residents, of whom at least 11 have now secured employment.

The clubs provide residents with support in searching and applying for jobs; accessing job opportunities across Trafford and beyond; finding and applying for apprenticeships; CV writing; preparing for interviews, job applications and cover letters; using social media to help find work; training and education opportunities and information on digital support.

The clubs run on a weekly basis at the following locations and residents can drop in at any time during the allocated time slots: 

Monday 1pm – 3pm: Broomwood Community Centre, Mainwood Road, Timperley WA15 7JF;

Tuesday 10am – 12pm: Stretford Library, Bennett Street, Stretford M32 8AP;

Tuesday 1pm – 3pm: Urmston Library, 34 Golden Way, Urmston M41 0NA;

Wednesday 10am – 12pm: Sale West Community Centre, Newbury Avenue, Sale M33 4QH;

Wednesday 1pm – 3pm: Your Housing Group Partington, Gilmour House, 95 Wood Lane, Partington M31 4LW; 

Thursday 10am – 12pm: St Johns Centre, St John’s Road, Old Trafford, Stretford M16 7GX;

Thursday 1pm – 3pm: Sale Library, Sale Waterside, Tatton Road, Sale M33 7ZF.              

Coun Liz Patel, Trafford council’s executive member for economy and regeneration, said: “This is a fabulous initiative. The council is committed to helping as many residents as possible find employment and the clubs are doing just that. We have also made supporting people out of poverty a corporate priority and the clubs also supports this commitment.” 

Coun Patel said the job clubs could not run ‘without support from volunteers’. She said they were looking out for more. Anyone interested should call 07977 717239.