Helpful local services: Employment and skills

Bury St Edmunds Christian's Against Poverty Job Club:

Helping people to get back into employment through a free weekly eight session course plus individual coaching sessions and community activities. Courses are run three times a year, in spring, summer and autumn at the Vineyard Centre, 15a Out Westgate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3NZ. 

Website: www.wsvc.org.uk (There is no separate website for the job club. It is linked through the church website)

Email: info@capuk.org

The overall helpline number to access the services is 0800 328 0006

Telephone contact: 07516474160

 

Veterans Employment Transition Support (VETS) East:

VETS East is all about improving employment outcomes for service leavers and veterans, and bringing out new skills to employers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. It was launched in November 2015 by a coalition of willing employers, who wanted to do something to help find the skills missing in the business community and support service leavers in finding the right job that makes the most of their experiences. By providing a business mentor in support, VETS East can help veterans to adapt their military skills and experience to civilian work; with practical support regarding CV's, job applications and offering advice about civilian life and work. 

Website: www.vetseast.com

Email: contact@vesteast.com

 

Realise Futures:

Realise Futures is an award-winning social enterprise operating across much of the East of England. Employing around 340 people, of which approximately 30% are disabled or disadvantaged, they run three funded services: adult learning, careers advice and supported employment for people with disabilities and/or disadvantages alongside a number of successful social businesses. They manage four cafes and operate a wholefood shop, provide gardening services, grow seasonal produce and plants and sell vegetable boxes, make 100% recycled plastic outdoor furniture, and offer print, sign and fulfilment services all offering paid jobs. Together these component parts provide a holistic approach that enables individual who are often furthest from the labour market to develop their potential.

Website: www.realisefutures.org

Email: info@realisefutures.org

Telephone contact: 01473 242500