Four virtual workshops will be carried out by the rail operator Northern in a bid to support people and bring improvements to their job-seeking skills.
The initiative comes as Northern plans ahead for the opening of the new Northumberland Line, which will bring rail services and new jobs for the region.
The workshops will take place online and are open to everybody and will focus on CV writing and interview technique coaching, self-esteem building, appreciation for great customer service and an introduction to Northern.
Kerry Peters, Regional Director at Northern, said:
“The first series of workshops were very popular so we have decided to bring them back so even more people in the north east can benefit.
“The re-opening of the Northumberland Line, which brings with it six new or refurbished stations at Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth Bebside, Newsham, Seaton Delaval and Northumberland Park, is a huge boost for the area and we want to give local people the best possible chance to be part of the workforce.
“We are determined to make a positive impact for the north and one of the ways we can do that, and build stronger links with the communities we serve, is to help those communities develop skills that give them an edge when looking for and applying for jobs.”
“We’re the second largest employee in the north east and we’re growing all the time. As we grow, we want to drive forward success within the region and provide employment opportunities – as well as travel – to the communities we serve.
“Our training modules are designed to give people in our communities transferable skills that are going to help build confidence and apply for opportunities either with Northern or other employers in the region.”
The workshops will be taking place on Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of November with everybody welcome to take part. The training will be done using Microsoft Teams, to find out more about the courses and how to apply, please visit:
Northern has also teamed up with local authorities in the area making the workshops available to anyone who may not be able to access the necessary technology at home. Details for these local authorities are as follows:
- Newcastle City Council – 0191 580 6601 – [email protected]
- Northumberland County Council – [email protected]
- North Tyneside Council – 0191 643 2111 – [email protected]
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