Job Seekers and Presentation Skills Classes
This is a selection of modules designed to cover skills required to get a job and also in the job.
Applying for jobs can be a demanding business, but these sessions will help you feel confident and well prepared.
Provided in the Winchester Discovery Centre.
Courses are free but booking is essential. Please visit the box office opposite our café to enrol, or phone 01962 873603.
Drop in advice is available on all the dates below, from 12noon to 1pm. These provide guidance on interview techniques, applying for jobs online and fine-tuning your CV.
Thurs 28 Mar, 16 May & 13 Jun 9.30 – 11.30am
We aim to tailor this 2-hour session to meet your needs, such as using a computer for the first time, gaining confidence, getting started with email, attaching a CV, or typing one on a computer.
Write your CV
Thurs 7 Mar, 18 Apr, 23 May & 20 Jun 9.30am – 1pm
Learn why your CV is important, and what information to include. Find out how to put information in the correct order and to write a covering letter for online applications as well as postal applications. You can also save your work to a CD or memory stick to use after the course.
Finding a Job
Thurs 25 April 9.30 – 11.30am
This practical 2-hour session for job-hunters explores where you can look for jobs, and shows you how to use newspapers and websites, and register and apply for jobs online, including uploading your CV.
Thurs 14 Mar, 2 May, 30 May & 27 Jun 9am – 1pm
This 5-hour course aims to build your own self knowledge by encouraging you to identify skills you have and be aware of strengths you may not even think you have! The course is interactive: you talk and swap opinions; you listen; you watch. You will also ‘score’ the tutor in a role play situation and think about communication styles, both verbal and non verbal. The course aims to be very informal and relaxed.
Thurs 17 Jan, 14 Feb, 21 Mar, 9 May & 6 Jun 9.30 – 11.30am
This 2-hour session covers how to prepare for an interview, helpful tips and techniques for overcoming nerves, and how to make the right impression and come over confidently in the interview itself.
You will need to book at the Discovery Centre and complete an enrolment form for all of the above.
Winchester Services for Job Seekers
For all age groups
Discovery Centre Job Club offers weekly employability drop-in sessions on CV’s, job search, confidence building sessions and interview advice. There are additional sessions for job seekers (see website).
Discovery Centre Job Club is held every Thursday - from 12 noon to 1 pm.
- Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester Hants SO23 8SB
Contact: Helen Bonner
Telephone 01962 873603
Carroll Centre: Job Club
For all age groups
Carroll Centre Job Club offers weekly drop-in sessions providing assistance with job searching, CV’s, writing letters of application, careers advice, college and training providers. Community Café sells lunches/snacks. Internet access is available in school term times- from 12.15 pm to 2.15 pm. The Carroll Centre also offers local voluntary work experience opportunities.
Carroll Centre Job Club is held (term times) on Thursdays- from 1pm to 2.30pm
- Carroll Centre, Somers Close, Stanmore Winchester SO22 4EJ
- Contact: Christine Hill or Wajda Tabassum on 01962 840022 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winchester Job Club
For all age groups
Winchester Job Club offers help with CV, internet Job search, career advice, unemployment support and advice on benefits and where to get free debt counselling.
Winchester Job Club is held every Thursday- from 10am to 12 noon.
- Winnall Community Centre, Garbett Road,Winnall Winchester SO23 ONY
- Contact Sarah on 07969976408 or email email@example.com
Friday afternoon youth drop-in
Careers information and networking for the under 25's
Drop-In offers assistance with reading documents, form filling, job searching, unemployment support, careers advice, apprenticeships, voluntary work, CV’s, building records of achievement, training courses at local colleges/education providers, advice on benefits and where to get free debt counselling. Young adults can talk confidentially about issues that concern them. Refreshments are available.
Friday afternoons- from 12.30 pm to 3pm (term times).
- St John's House, The Broadway, Winchester, Hants. SO23 9BE
- Contact: Steve Maloney, Chris Hill, Sharon Rose on 01962 840022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Voluntary workers/employers of mixed ages
For enquiries about volunteering or organisations requiring voluntary workers, you can contact the volunteer Centre. There is a regular Drop in on Tuesday mornings at the Discovery Centre Café Jewry Street Winchester between 10am -12.noon for more information or telephone 01962 871713 or you can email email@example.com
- The Volunteer Centre, The Colebrook Centre, Colebrook Street, Winchester Hants S023 9LT
- Contact Sue Heath Caldwell or David Bradshaw. Telephone 01962 871713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all age groups
National Careers Service provides online careers advice and information about a wide range of employment and funding including job profiles, CV’s, covering letters, careers advice career planning.
Mature Adults over 50’s age group The Princes Initiative for Mature Enterprise- PRIME senior enterprise initiative- offers support services to mature unemployed people offering courses for the over 50’s and giving advice about setting up and running a small business.
- Information available online - www.prime.org.uk/courses
- Telephone 0845 862 2023
For under 25’s
Youth Options run a range of courses for young people helping them build self confidence and enabling them to experience a range of challenging physical activities. Work experience places can be obtained and services such as the ‘National Citizen’s Service for Year 11 and school leavers’. Youth Options is a charity with significant success in supporting, developing and engaging children and young people.
Activities are based at various venues.
- King Alfred Youth Activity Centre, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester, SO23 0LD
- Contact: Youth Options. Telephone 07808 641617 or 01962 854119.
For under 25’s
YMCA is a Christian charity which runs a range of clubs and courses for young people, helping them build self confidence and enabling them to experience a range of challenging physical activities. There are YMCA bases and hostels countrywide. There is a Refresh Youth Venue at St John’s House in Winchester. YMCA can offer voluntary work and advice for young people.
Information can be obtained online or by telephone about YMCA current activities
- St John’s House, The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9BE
- Contact Mike Simpson Telephone Number 01962 864234
Youthtube is a website for young people in Hampshire provided by Hampshire County Council. Youthtube offers section of information on; in my area: youth teams: health and relationships: jobs: money: learning: Youthtube provides careers advice and information about a wide range of employment, job profiles, CV writing, Covering letters, Career planning and apprenticeships.
Youthtube provides online information.