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Job Club

The Job Club is open on Fridays 10am–1pm at The Gateway. There are six PCs available to maintain social distancing and we are requesting people visiting the Job Club to continue to wear face coverings to protect our vulnerable clients. Should you be medically exempt from wearing face coverings please inform staff on your arrival.

A new Job Club is now running every Tuesday at Pluto House, Station Road, Ashford from 1pm to 4pm, in addition to Friday's Job Club at Ashford Gateway. There’s no need to make an appointment. If you want to attend, just come along. You just need to press on the buzzer on the entrance to Pluto House and someone from reception will let you in. It’s informal and friendly, and we can help with all sorts of job searching and careers advice. This Job Club has links to East Kent College too, so if you want to know more about what courses are on offer currently, pop along to have an informal chat.

Our Employment & Support Advisor is on hand to help you with your job searching via email. If you would like some job searching help (such as templates, tips and advice) please email jobclub@ashford.gov.uk* with your query and contact details and we will get in touch with you.

*Your email address will be securely held by the Job Club team part of Ashford Borough Council and used only to send job searching information. Processing is being conducted under a consensual legal basis and you can opt out at any time by replying 'unsubscribe' to any correspondence received. For more information please see our privacy notice.

Need help with your digital skills?

Digital Kent are running drop-in sessions at the Job Club on Friday 1 April and Tuesday 5 April (locations at times at the top of this page).

Need more help using your mobile phone? Would you like to email your friends and family? Would you like to do your shopping online? If the answer is yes then come along and speak with your local Digital Engagement Officer who can help you learn.

Visit www.digitalkent.uk for more information.

How we can help

Job Club staff can assist with:

  • Online job searching.
  • Creating email accounts.
  • Registering with online job sites such as Universal Jobsmatch, Indeed, Jobs in Kent, etc.
  • Updating CVs.
  • Completing applications forms.
  • Careers advice.
  • Interview skills and techniques.
  • Any other job searching activities.

The Job Club also works closely with:

The Job Club is an initiative set up and run in conjunction with Ashford Borough Council, Southern Housing Group and Ashford Gateway Plus, with the assistance of a volunteer provided by the Volunteer Centre. It is a free service open to all.

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