Employment mentors praised

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A CELEBRATION was held to mark the success of Winchester City Council’s employment mentoring service.

The authority is working with national charity Sova to provide the service, which trains mentors to provide support for unemployed residents of the district.

Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Jane Rutter, and Sova’s chief operating officer Sophie Wilson recognised the dedication of the service’s 21 volunteer mentors at an event at the mayor’s official residence Abbey House. Jobseekers were also recognised with certificates of participation.

Alex Solomon, from Sova, who is running the service in the Winchester district including Wickham, Bishop’s Waltham, Denmead and Whiteley, said: ‘Ninety per cent of those participating in the programme have seen improvements to their job-search skills.’

For more go to winchester.gov.uk/employmentmentoring