First aid training for jobseekers

Jobseekers from the Shiregreen area are invited to boost their employability through free first aid training later this month.


Sanctuary Housing and community organisation SOAR are offering the course to local people who are looking for work, aimed at qualifying them to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace.


Participants on the one-day course will learn about the role and responsibilities of a first-aider and how to assess an incident, as well as specialist skills such as administering CPR and how to operate a defibrillator.


The course, which takes place on Wednesday 28 March at The Hub, Firth Park Methodist Church on Stubbin Lane, will also include practical, written and oral assessments.


Melanie King, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “A worker with a first aid qualification is a valuable asset for any employer and the course is sure to give a boost to the CVs of the course attendees.


“One of our main objectives is to work with residents to access training which can lead to employment.”


SOAR’s Guy Weston added: “We work closely with Sanctuary to improve the employability of local jobseekers and this first aid course is set to achieve that.”


To book one of the limited places on the course, which runs from 10am until 4pm , email or call SOAR on 0114 2440401. Some free crèche places are also available.


This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.