Local Employment Support

There are community organisations in Waverley which are there for people who need extra support to find employment.

Farnham Job Club

Farnham Job Club offers free employment help and advice to people looking to get back into work in a friendly and informal setting.

Services include advice and guidance on:
• job hunting
• job applications
• improving CVs
• letter writing
• planning for interview

There is also free internet use and up to date details of jobs. Everyone looking for a job is welcome to attend.

Tuesdays (10am-12.30pm) at the Sandy Hill Bungalow, Upper Hale Road, GU9 0LR

Tuesdays (1-3pm) at Farnham Town Council Offices, South Street, GU9 7RN

The job club is run with the support of GATE (Guildford Advice to Employment) volunteers and funding from the Community Foundation for Surrey.

Opportunities Project

The Opportunities project provides support in developing life and employability skills, thus improving confidence and self-esteem, which all increase the opportunity of finding employment. The class is delivered in small, friendly groups, with a tutor and support worker. Each student is taught independently to progress at their own rate. Topics covered include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Powerpoint presentations and Publisher. In addition, help in job searches, writing CVs, and interview techniques are available. The classes are FREE but a small donation to help funding by providing more facilities is appreciated.

In Waverley the groups run:

Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:15am: Godalming - Green Oak School, Seymour Rd, Godalming, GU7 2LO
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:45pm: Loseley Field Childrens’ Centre, Green Ln, Binscombe, Farncombe, GU7 3TB
Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:30am: Hale - The Bungalow, 130 Upper Hale Rd, Hale, Farnham, GU9 0LH (Returners to Work)
Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:45pm: Hale - The Bungalow, 130 Upper Hale Rd, Hale, Farnham, GU9 0LH (Craft Class)

To find out more, or take part, contact enquiry@opportunitiesproject.org or telephone: 01252 689261/ 07739 576805
Funded by the Hazelhurst Trust and the Wates Foundation 



Skillway is a small charity based in Godalming, which aims to motivate and instill confidence in disadvantaged or disengaged young people by teaching them practical workshop skills. The students are those who generally find it hard to accept and work within the very academic environment of school, or are home-tutored. The workshops are held in the disused chapel buildings of Nightingale Cemetery in Godalming.

The students get 'hands on ' learning delivered by volunteer skilled craftsmen, with long standing experience of their specialist trades – including metalwork, basic engineering, carpentry, conservation, stonework and engineering drawing. The students are treated as young adults in an environment unlike school and are prepared for the world of work, and/or further training in specialist Colleges, or Apprenticeships.

For more information: Skillway is open during normal school hours and terms. For more information, visit the Skillway website, email the secretary secretary@skillway.net or call 01483 414081.

Page owner: Catherine Knight. Last updated: 19/11/2018 16:43

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