Long-term unemployed people in the South Elmsall and South Kirkby area are being given a hand to find work by community group SESKU Academy.
The group is working in partnership with Job Centre Plus and Wakefield College on the scheme which provides people with the skills they need to get a job.
There are currently ten people taking part in the six-week programme which also offers participants a qualification in customer service, a level two City and Guilds warehousing qualification and a guaranteed interview with a local employer.
Adam Redfearn, senior manager, said: “I’m extremely excited about this course.
“We’ve been given the opportunity to instil self-belief into people who have had their confidence knocked.
“We’ve been really engaging with them and we’ve lifted their spirits.
“If it’s successful, which I’m sure it will be, hopefully it will be an ongoing course.”
John Turner, operations manager for Wakefield College’s route to employment programme, said: “ Hopefully the programme will offer people a better chance of becoming employed.
“It’s an exciting partnership and it is especially important for the South East of the district.”
Suitable applicants for the course must be receiving job seeker’s allowance and must be referred by the job centre.