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Social media course will help mums back to work

PUBLISHED: 15:21 11 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:21 11 February 2015

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Course launched next month

Mums are being helped back into the workplace thanks to a course run by a Bromley firm.

Successful Mums is running a course from next month on how to use social media to market a business.

The one-day-a-week, six-week course is being launched on Friday, March 13 at The Warren in Bromley.

It will cover topics like using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for marketing, setting up a new business and finding flexible employment.

At the end of the week, students will complete a five-day work placement with a company, assessing and finding ways to improve its social media marketing.

Successful Mums founder Jane Knight said: “One of the biggest barriers for women returning to work is the flexibility of a job to fit around childcare. For this reason many are now looking to retrain in industries where such flexibility is assured, rather than returning to their previous jobs.

“Social media marketing is just one example of a job which can fit in perfectly with both an employer’s and a mother’s needs, as it can be done anywhere and at any time.

“Another common concern is that part-time salaries often don’t even cover the cost of childcare. However, working for yourself, especially in social media marketing, gives women the capacity to substantially raise their earnings, with entry-level salaries of around £25 an hour.

“Time and again we have seen candidates come through our courses who feel far more confident about returning to the workplace.”

For more information or to book visit /www.successfulmums.co.uk

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