Job opportunities at Goldthorpe community store

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Job-seekers are being invited to come forward to get work experience and access to a range of training opportunities at unique Dearne supermarket.

The Community Shop in Goldthorpe is the first of its kind to open in the UK and involves taking in surplus goods from other supermarkets to be sold on at a lower price to those in receipt of income support.

Store bosses have teamed up with training provider APB Doncaster to offer those who are out of work the chance to take part in a six month training programme.

The scheme involves volunteer work experience in the shop, along with other benefits such as help with CV writing and interview techniques.

The new partnership has recently seen three residents find employment in a variety of roles.

A total of 22 people have found full-time work through training scheme at the shop since it opened in December 2013.

Michelle Griffin, human resources manager at ABP Doncaster, said: “The Community Shop training lasts six months and really helps local unemployed people to gain new skills in a wealth of areas; including CV writing, interview training and sector specific training. We’re working alongside the initiative and Barnsley College to encourage local people struggling to find work to get involved and take the first steps to what could be a fantastic new career.”

An information board has been set up in the shop in Barnsley Road for people to learn more about what is on offer. Alternatively, you can request information through filling in a form on their website at www.community-shop.co.uk site.