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David gets ‘sound’ advice on jobs from Bury Library

Press release   •   Mar 19, 2015 15:18 GMT

Bury man David Madeley is getting the latest help from Bury Library’s computer centre in his search for work.

He has been using the library service’s Universal Skills database to get advice on how to look for jobs and apply for them online, and on how to put together a CV and covering letter.

David (aged 59) admits to having poor literacy skills and says the “Read Aloud” feature of the database helps him, as the text is read out to him and he can more easily understand the guidance on offer from the resource.

He said: “I feel more able and confident than being in a class as I can work at my own pace. I can go over the topics as many times as I like.”

The Universal Skills database is accessible from all Bury Council’s libraries and from home for library members via It covers guidance on Universal Jobmatch and Universal Credits as well as help with basic computer skills.

For more information call Bury Library on 0161 253 7089.


Press release issued: 19 March 2015.

Picture: David Madeley using the Universal Skills database with Carolyn Barker, digital inclusion assistant.