A NEW course aimed at helping jobless people develop the skills to find work is set to start in Skipton.

The Job Club, to be held from today, Thursday, at Champions Church, in Carleton Road, follows a successful course held at the same venue earlier his year.

It is run by specially-trained volunteers from Christians Against Poverty and the eight weekly sessions will concentrate on CV writing, interview techniques and other skills valuable to a job search.

It is a a collaborative project with volunteers from several of the local churches helping each week, and has the support of local businesses and other organisations.

Skipton is one of more than 163 towns across the UK that will run a Christians Against Poverty job club this year.

Champions Church minister Michael Hulland said that the first course was very successful and hopes were high that the second would also help provide the skills for the unemployed to get a job.

"This course runs alongside our supportive peer-to-peer community, where those looking for work can share their experiences, struggles and advice," he said.

"In addition, each person is given one-to-one coaching to develop their strengths and identify other opportunities, such as volunteering or a college course."

Further information is available at: capjobclubs.org or by telephoning 0800 328 0006.