A KEIGHLEY social housing group has gone digital to help jobseekers hit by the pandemic back into work.

Advisors from Incommunities’ employment hub team are offering free support and running online courses.

Help is available with everything from searching job sites, writing effective CVs and confidence building to completing application forms, making the right impression at interviews and choosing careers.

There is also a virtual job club, plus free maths and English courses for people who need skills and qualifications to help them into work.

Among those helped by the team is Rashad Mahmood.

He had come forward as a jobseeker for support – and now works for Incommunities, handling the team’s administration.

“Getting in touch with the employment hub team was the best move I could have made,” he said.

“It opened the door into a job where I am supporting other jobseekers.

“I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and helping other people find work.”

Nicki Woods, contract manager for the employment hub, said: “We are determined to help local jobseekers get back into work and we have already helped 25 people affected by the lockdown.

“We have adapted our services to take a virtual approach and are active on social media to help reach as many people as possible. At the same time our engagement work with local employers is working well in matching new job opportunities with local unemployed people.

“Our services are free and support Incommunities' ambition of improving people’s opportunities by helping them become ‘job ready’ to move into work. If you need support, then please contact us.”

For further information, call 01274 257788 or email employment.hub@incommunities.co.uk.

Businesses looking to recruit staff can contact the team’s new employer engagement officer, Imran Hussain, on 07837 999549. He has already helped a supermarket group to recruit store assistants and a decorating company in need of immediate starters.

The employment hub is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Fund and is supported by Bradford Council and Leeds City Region partners.