Elevate is an employment and skills hub offering support to young people and adults to enter the world of work.
Located at Wokingham Library, it's open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.30am and 5pm and Wednesday between 9.30am and 1pm. With the help of various organisations and services it helps both young people and adults to find work, training opportunities, college and university courses and employment support.
Elevate runs employment events and a weekly Job Shop (Tuesday between noon and 4pm) to help those looking for jobs, tweaking a CV and completing an application form. There are also regular free workshops and courses, including interview skills and CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card training.
The National Careers Service also offers appointments for free professional careers advice and guidance and CV building on Tuesdays to people aged 19 and above. Adviza offers both appointments and a drop-in service to young people, aged 16 to 18, who have left school.
In October, Elevate held its annual careers fair offering information on apprenticeships, internships, and work experience opportunities.
Harry (16), who attended the fair, said: "At the Elevate careers fair, I was able to speak to large companies such as Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Thames Valley Police and the NHS and find out what opportunities are available. I'll definitely be recommending the Elevate Hub to my friends."