Four Cambridge people, who have got back into the workplace after a period of unemployment, recently met local MP Daniel Zeichner to celebrate their success.

John, James, Alan and Maurice have all taken part in the European Union-funded Work Routes programme and have now found jobs at AstraZeneca.

Mr Zeichner heard how the job hunters were paired with an advisor to make a plan for getting into work, then took part in skills training, refreshed their CVs and had interview practice.

The Work Routes support continues even after someone gets a job with bus fares before the first salary payment comes through and then with any issues that arise in the first six months.

Neil Place, Business Manager, Work Routes in Cambridge said: “We’ve had the privilege of having celebratory tea and cake with Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner. The occasion marked another successful completion of our sector routeway course. The result, another four people into employment adding to the existing total of 265.

“Thank you MP Daniel Zeichner for meeting the team and supporting the Work Routes services. This is another great example of changing people’s lives for the better.”

Daniel Zeichner MP added: “It was great to meet John, James, Alan and Maurice. Their enthusiasm and can-do attitude shone through and I know they’ve got their new jobs on merit. Having a job gives people dignity and financial freedom. Well done to everyone involved and long may it continue.”

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