Jobseekers in Clydebank took advantage of a number of open days in the area designed to help get people into work.

Seven people guaranteed an interview for roles in customer services and sales as part of a partnership between BT and the Prince’s Trust and their ‘Get Into Sales’ scheme, aimed at 16 to 30-year-olds.

Employers also shared local volunteering opportunities in support of Volunteer Week between June 1 – 7.

The virtual session with differing charities across the region included Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and Barnardo’s.

The job centre also hosted a ‘Meet the Employer’ session with the Golden Jubilee, highlighting the NHS Recruitment Drive on June 29 and welcomed 23 jobseekers interested in working with NHS.

Marjory Smith, employer and partnership manager at the DWP, said: “Locally we are working to support employers fill their vacancies and jobseekers find work.

“Improving jobseeker prospects will help to achieve the government’s priority to grow the economy.”

Alistair Jack, Secretary of State for Scotland, said: “Scotland continues to have near-record unemployment, even in the face of global challenges, our jobs market is proving resilient.

“The UK Government remains committed to halving inflation, reducing debt and growing the economy. Just last month we increased the amount of childcare support a person can claim on Universal Credit allowing thousands more to return to work or progress their careers.”