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Tel: (01323) 431289


We offer a range of workshops to help with your job search and to build your skills and confidence. Due to the coronavirus, we are not able to provide courses for groups in our offices, but we are producing some short video presentations to help you at this time. The videos will be posted on our YouTube Channel and are available for you to watch.

Please do contact us to register for our services so that we can help you in other ways, or just to let us know if you found the videos helpful.

Email: or Mobile: 07843 190738


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Getting a job workshop – searching and applications exploring where to look for work, getting others to help you in your search, completing job application forms and writing a cover letter to accompany your application or CV Thursday mornings

where to look for work

completing application forms and online applications

Getting a job workshop – interview techniques exploring how to prepare for an interview, body language and key interview questions Thursday mornings
Advice and options for jobseekers aged 50+ exploring the challenges and advantages of being a mature jobseeker Tuesday mornings when available
IT skills for jobseekers a six week introductory course covering basic IT skills for jobseekers Thursday mornings when available
Confidence building a six week course for jobseekers aimed at improving confidence Friday mornings when available
New for 2021 Employability skills for jobseekers aged 18-24 exploring key transferrable skills that employers are looking for When available
Volunteering workshop exploring benefits of volunteering and how to find opportunities When available


Workshops are held at our offices in Saffrons Road.

For information on dates and times, see our Events page, or to book a place on one of our workshops, please call our reception: 01323 431289

Meet our Trainers

Mike Taylor – Trainer

Mike joined the team in 2018 and now heads up our Getting a job workshops having worked in the financial services industry for over 35 years. Mike’s career culminated in a role as Head of Operations with responsibility for staff training and development. Mike is also a keen bowler (which he also coaches).

Carol Hyatt – Trainer

Carol joined People Matter in 2010 originally to help and provide cover for the Getting a Job Workshops and was soon also supporting jobseekers using our Job Club. Carol now offers our basic IT skills course. Carol has a PGCE in Further Education and Training.

Amanda HughesTrainer and Operations Manager

Amanda provides provides training help and support to individual jobseekers on IT skills.

Sue Lahache – Trainer

Sue leads our course on Advice and Options for Jobseekers aged 50+ alongside her role as Client Adviser.

Ann GillardCEO and Trainer

Ann oversees our courses and training programmes.

Jo WhitemanSenior Client Adviser and Trainer

As a former teacher in the special education sector, Jo taught just about every subject but mainly Food Technology, Personal and Social Education and Careers. Jo provides our Confidence Building course with Ann and is also developing a range of other workshops for jobseekers.

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