Council launches new jobs hub for the over 50s of Horsham District

WISH 50+ is a new employment support hub organised by Horsham District Council that aims to support more mature workers into employment. The hub launched on Friday 29 April 2022 and will run on Fridays each week from 12 noon until 3pm.

The hub will take the format of a weekly Friday get together in Horsham at Lavinia House (Dukes Square, Denne Road) and will provide focussed, interactive sessions designed to build confidence, discuss skills and open up new opportunities in the world of work.

Our friendly advisers will be on hand to help with updating your CV, making applications, interview preparation, personal development and refreshing your skills, including digital skills.

Horsham District Council Leader and Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Jonathan Chowen said:

I am really pleased that we are now able to offer these employment services to support this vital age group for our local economy.

It’s more important than ever that we help this generation of our District thrive and get on the jobs ladder or update their skills to do something completely different in their working lives.

This is a one stop shop for 50+ people looking for jobs and training opportunities, helping to boost their confidence and skills.

Now that the lockdowns are over we are pleased to open our doors and welcome people into the new hub for face to face conversations.

I would urge as many eligible people as possible to come along and benefit from all the expert help and advice on offer, or even just for an informal chat.”