A council’s employment support service has opened a third branch to help more people into jobs.

Barnet Council opened its third BOOST agency in South Friern Library, with two having previously opened in Burnt Oak and Childs Hill.

The BOOST teams help people from across the borough find employment, whether it’s by helping them improve their CVs and interview techniques, or their health and wellbeing.

Since the launch of BOOST in 2015, it has helped more than 850 people in Barnet find employment.

A current average of 17 people per month are supported to find work through the employment support service – a figure that the council hopes to increase.

The Leader of Barnet Council, Councillor Dan Thomas, said: “I’m delighted that so many residents of the borough have been able to find meaningful employment through our BOOST scheme.

“Our new venture in South Friern Library will help even more people seize the opportunity to find and succeed in the jobs that are right for them. We’re proud to be able to help people back into work – whatever their circumstances may be. Come to BOOST, and we will help you find employment.”

BOOST also helps people find job, training and volunteering opportunities and provide advice on issues including housing, benefits and debt.

The third BOOST branch in South Friern Library is open to the public from 10am-5pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

The Burnt Oak BOOST team is based at Burnt Oak Library, while the Childs Hill BOOST is based at 184 Cricklewood Lane in a small parade of shops.