Food safety for 11 local job hunters
Published Thursday 12th April 12
Eleven unemployed Pendle people are taking part in a one-day food hygiene course which could help them get a job in the catering industry.
Pendle Council's Tackling Unemployment Team is running the free course on Tuesday April 17th as part of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Level 2 in Food Safety.
The qualification is essential for many jobs in the catering trade.
Diane Sumpton, Employment Mentor with Pendle's Tackling Unemployment Team, said:
"This qualification means the 11 unemployed residents will be in a much stronger position when applying for jobs where food is involved.
"This could be in the catering industry such as kitchen assistant, working on school meals, in a bakery or as a waiter/waitress."
The course covers food handling, temperature of food and safe re-heating techniques as well as learning about food premises, equipment and cleaning.
Several past clients who have attended this course have secured employment as a result of gaining this valuable qualification.
Councillor Mike Blomeley, Pendle Council's Leader, who also leads on Economic Development, added:
"The Tackling Unemployment Team works hard to ensure local people actively looking for work get the support they need to find a job.
"This is just one of the wide range of services the team provides.
"If you're struggling to find a job, I urge you to get in touch with them to see if they can help."
If you'd like more information on courses, help with a job search or application forms and CVs, call the Tackling Unemployment team on 01282 877350.