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My Space - for anyone who needs support
with their job search

My Space runs every Monday from 10am to 3pm. Anyone who needs support with their job search is more than welcome. You will need to book an appointment.

 

We are committed to delivering a high quality professional service, in a friendly and informal atmosphere. The My Space team provide a whole range of services including: identifying skills, writing CVs, using Find a Job, applying for jobs online and practising interview skills. We provide free computer and internet access in our IT area for those attending to use for their job search. 

 

We encourage everyone to improve their computer skills, so that they can work more independently. The Vine Centre is a Learn My Way provider, and anyone can sign up to this fantastic online learning programme.

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Further opportunities

The My Space team encourages everyone to embark on training to improve their skills in a range of subjects. Many courses are held within the centre in conjunction with organisations such as; Hampshire Futures, Aspire (BCOT), People Plus, Community First and Yateley Community Learning. We also refer people to training courses outside The Vine such as Rushmoor Borough Council’s Skilled Up programme and National Career Service’s Executive Workshops as well as courses at Aldershot Library.

We have our own in-house training which we encourage people to book on to. Learn how to become a Barista and volunteer in our cafe space, or get your Level 1 and 2 Food Hygiene certificate. Not only can you gain certification but you will also improve confidence and self-esteem - helping you to prepare for your next role, or volunteering position.

We try to provide volunteering opportunities for those accessing our services which will look great on your CV, or give you something meaningful to do if you are between jobs. We are never short of needing help!

MONDAY's 10:00 - 15:00

My Helping Hand

If you want to improve your skills in reading, writing, numeracy or digital skills then My Helping Hand is the place to do it. Our friendly staff can guide you and help with your learning.

Barista Training

We offer Barista training every Tuesday afternoon via our Culture Cafe. Becoming a Barista opens the opportunity to work in coffee shops, hotels and restaurants.

Cooking with Confidence 

We run sessions to make the most of the excess food we have in our Community Cupboard - and to teach you how to cook simple and healthy meals with confidence!

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Our Stories...

B enrolled at My Space having been referred by the Job Centre in 2017. He had previously worked as a carpenter but hadn’t been in paid work since 2007 as he’d taken a career break to look after his mother. Due to the care skills he had learnt during his career break, he wanted to change career direction and become a care worker.

 

The My Space team signposted him to a Recruitment Event at a care home in Fleet. He was called for an interview, so we gave him a one-to-one interview skills session. He was successful in gaining a job there, and returned to My Space for some help with completing all the paperwork required for the job, including a DBS check with one of our volunteers accompanying him to the Post Office.

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