Citizens Advice Gateshead is excited to announce the launch of a new project, made in partnership with the Society Matters Community Interest Company.

The Employment Insights and Options project will offer ten unemployed and economically disadvantaged residents of Gateshead with the opportunity to expand their skillset and learn about managing a career.

The North East holds the highest unemployment rate across regions in the country and the Employment Insights and Options project aims to remedy that through connecting with local people who are struggling to find work.

Participants will take part in a number of activities, including meeting local employers and finding out what they’re looking for when hiring new staff. They will also have access to mentoring support to aid them in planning their next steps towards employment.

More information about what the project involves and how to apply can be found on the Society Matters CIC website.