New project offers jobs advice in Methil

Clued Up mobile unit which will offer jobs help in Methil
Clued Up mobile unit which will offer jobs help in Methil

A new, exciting initiative has just launched in the Methil area.

‘On the Doorstep’, being delivered by the Kirkcaldy-based Clued Up Project, will provide a mobile access point to help people with Universal Job Match and other job search sites.

With four internet-ready laptops and on-the-spot support, staff will be on hand to help with CVs and provide guidance and referrals to other agencies offering job clubs, training, community-based learning and support and more. Referral to specialist drug and alcohol services is also available.

The purpose of ‘On the Doorstep’ is to help people to cope with and understand the changes being brought in with the new welfare reforms. A key aim of the project is listening to what people need and making sure they know what services are available in their area, as well as how to access them.

Jennifer Knight, employability development worker for Clued Up, said: “People are facing huge challenges with changes to the benefit system and are also trying to cope with finding sustainable employment opportunities. It’s important to us that people receive the right support to make positive choices for their future.”

A whole range of information and help is available and all are welcome. The mobile unit will be located on Methilhaven Road at the top of Kirkland Drive from 10 am-11.30am, Methil High Street near the Sailors’ Rest between 11.30am and 1pm, and College Street, Buckhaven near the Burgh Chambers, from1.30pm-3pm every Tuesday.