Jobseekers and anyone looking to develop new skills for employment can borrow an iPad for up to 6 weeks for free from all SCC Core libraries – Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Frome, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Langport, Martock, Minehead, Priorswood, Shepton Mallet, Street, Taunton, Wells, Wellington, Williton and Wincanton.
The tablets are pre-loaded with links, information and support for anyone in Somerset looking for employment, or if you think you may need to be looking soon. These are ‘data-enabled’ iPads which means you don’t even need to have internet access at home to use them.
There’s a simple step-by-step ‘How to Use’ video which shows you how to use the iPad and what sort of information you will be able to access, including how to develop an effective CV, tips for successful interviews, how to search for local jobs and a some useful health and wellbeing information and links.
The iPads come with a keyboard and headphones to make it easier to write CVs, Job applications and complete training or online interviews.
Additional free ‘wrap-around’ support is available from the Positive People Programme, including a 24/7 helpline, one-to-one digital support, virtual job clubs and workshops (registration onto the Positive People programme is required to access this)
You can register your interest to borrow a device here.
How it works
- Anyone who is a member of Somerset Libraries can borrow an iPad free of charge for a period of up to six weeks from all SCC Core libraries: Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Frome, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Langport, Martock, Minehead, Priorswood, Shepton Mallet, Street, Taunton, Wells, Wellington, Williton and Wincanton
- Becoming a member of Somerset Libraries is free and easy to do – find out how to become a member. You can join online but in order to borrow an iPad you will need to become a full member which you can do by visiting your local library.
- Borrowers will need to sign an iPad borrower request form and agree to the Terms and Conditions of use.
- All devices are managed remotely and can be securely locked and rendered unusable at any time.