A successful pilot mentoring initiative for the black and minority ethnic (BAME) community is to be rolled out nationwide and extended to non-BAME youth claimants who might also benefit. The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions’ ‘mentoring circles’ will be rolled out from next month (April) across the Jobcentre Plus network. Last year around 500 BAME jobseekers attended sessions hosted by experienced staff from large companies including KPMG, Fujitsu, HSBC and Network Rail to get help with CV writing, goal setting, job applications and interview...

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