The 8 Rotary Clubs in the London borough of Bromley have combined to offer free new online learning opportunities to local people who are unemployed or feel at risk of unemployment. Participants learn useful skills to help them to gain new employment or to start a business. The present circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic can make a job search especially challenging and starting a business extra demanding. So, it is even more important that job seekers are enabled to do themselves full justice when applying and that prospective business owners have access to insights that enable them to succeed quickly.
The first, pilot, phase of Rotary Work Club runs from October to December 2020 and involves Rotary members and experienced volunteer presenters from different professional and business backgrounds. The workshop sessions offer free of charge, independent, practical guidance, and support.
The Rotary Work Club is not a recruitment agency or job brokerage – they don’t look for jobs for candidates or look for candidates for employers. They are also not a job referral scheme, so they don’t connect employers to candidates, or vice versa.
The pilot Rotary Work Club sessions are listed below. Subsequent sessions in Phase 2 are likely to involve different professional presenters:
19th October – Get back on your feet and build your confidence – with Zeenat Noorani, Vida De La Mariposa Coaching – https://zeenatnoorani.com
27th October – Writing a killer CV – Pat Rosser, Rosser & Terrier Ltd – www.rosserandterrier.co.uk
4th November – Job Search Success – Denise Meade-Hill, Transitions Career Management and Training Ltd – http://careertransitionsdmh.co.uk
12th November – Interview Skills – Liz Hamlet, Spark Succeed Coaching and Consulting – www.sparksucceed.co.uk
20th November – 10am – Start your new business with a Bang! – with Darren Weale, In Tune PR – www.intunepr.co.uk
30th November – 10am – Coffee Social Morning
9th December – 10am – Networking meeting
The sessions will resume with new people and lessons learned in early 2021. They have already been featured on the Rotary Club Great Britain and Ireland website and on BBC Radio London.