Sign up for our Employment Workshop - Simon Hughes

Sign up for our Employment Workshop


Local residents of all ages and of any career stage will be able to get professional career advice at our employment workshop.

On the 26th November, between 6 and 9pm, there will be an employment workshop for Bermondsey and Southwark locals who want professional career advice.

Southwark Works and Tomorrow's People are the two organisations that have generously offered to help local residents with any questions they may have. Questions could be about what kind of wording your CV needs, or what you should do in interviews.

Over the last few years, unemployment has been declining steadily in Bermondsey and Old Southwark, but more needs to be done to get a bigger proportion of local young people in work, in particular.

That is why over 6000 apprenticeships have been started in Southwark, since 2010, helping young people get top quality on-the-job-training and qualifications. Apprenticeships are a real and credible alternative to educational qualifications, as a person who acquires a Level 3 apprentice qualification can earn up to £117,000 extra throughout their lifetime.

It is not just about creating jobs for young people, though, it is also about giving them the skills they need to get their feet under the table in the first place.

The fight to get young people jobs starts with the most basic skills of writing a CV and learning interview techniques. Receiving some advice in these areas can really boost a person's chances of getting a job.

By the time Labour left Government in 2010, the UK's job market was limping along with record numbers of people out of work. Thirteen years of over-spending had increased the gaps in inequality and left people behind.

It is clear that while much good has been done in the last four years to get people back in the job market, local residents need to be able to access that market.

So, whether you're having problems getting your CV out to the right people, or you feel like you might need some tips on how to answer interview questions, register for our employment workshop here and you will receive the helping hand you need.


Picture of Andre Roberts (left) and Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP (right)