New project aims to help people get jobs

Launch of The CeeVee Together project by South Kirkby Community Association and Chevin Housing Association.'L to R) Shabana Yousaf - WDH, Glenn Burton - Chevin HA, Josh Faulkner - South Kirkby Community Association, Tim Copsey - MPTYE, Peter Buttree - South Kirkby Community Association.'h327a314
Launch of The CeeVee Together project by South Kirkby Community Association and Chevin Housing Association.'L to R) Shabana Yousaf - WDH, Glenn Burton - Chevin HA, Josh Faulkner - South Kirkby Community Association, Tim Copsey - MPTYE, Peter Buttree - South Kirkby Community Association.'h327a314

A new video CV scheme to help the jobless back into work has been launched this week in South Kirkby.

The Together CeeVee Project has been organised by South Kirkby Community Assocation (SKCA) and the Chevin Housing Association.

Peter Buttree, SKCA chairman, said: “We thought everybody would be making video CVs, but when we researched it we found out nobody was.

“It’s a simple idea and simple ideas are often the best.

“Job seekers will be asked five questions they need to answer on a video, which can be filmed on their mobile phone.

“They’ll send the CVs to us to edit and we’ll upload them to private sections of social media sites where employers will be able to view them and contact the job seekers.”

Amanda Garrard, managing director of Chevin Housing Association, said: “Employment and training opportunities are at a premium in this financial climate but using the Cee Vee method, people who could be excluded from such opportunities can get the chance to sell themselves to a potential employer at the click of a button.”