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News - 27 March 2009
Jobless trained as door staff, in project to tackle gang crime
Jobless youngsters in Nottingham are being trained as door supervisors for city pubs and clubs. They are being helped into work by a project designed to help tackle gang rivalry.
The Unity project has helped 49 people to take the course, run by South Notts College. People who have completed it take a test and must then have a Criminal Records Bureau check before they can apply for a badge to work as a licensed door supervisor.
The course is open to men and women, who can work at offices and building sites as well as pubs and clubs. In the words of one trainee: "The course isn't about violence, it's about self control, how you are going to handle yourself in a situation with a drunk person, how you will be able to talk to them. It's about skills and self control."
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