Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers work
with the many trainees referred by Social Services, Jobcentre plus
and private funding to help them prepare for the job market. The
department supports trainees in paid work, work experience,
voluntary work and work taster sessions.
We do this by providing a complete work
preparation package. This includes transport and on the job
training, as well as regular liaison with employers or placement
providers. We also support the trainees with completion of
application forms, application letters, job searches and help with
interviews. Finally, we offer general work preparation advice and
coaching on issues such as self-confidence, assertiveness, literacy
We operate an open door policy to help with any
issues arising within the centre or at home, as well as any
employment, dietary or health problems. We do this by offering
advice, and in some cases, support with transport or finances.
The work within the Employment Development
office centres entirely on the clients attending the Centre.
All new clients attending the Centre will spend time with the
Employment Development Officers (EDO) during the Induction
Process. They will introduce the client to the Centre and
give them all the relevant information that they will need for a
All internal reviews are carried out by the
Employment Development Office in conjunction with the client's
Departmental Tutors. This, together with the many interventions
that can be delivered by the department, assist individuals with
their personal development and progression.
Job Clubs are run each week where an emphasis
on work related skills is placed, and clients are given
opportunities to take part in CV writing, mock interviews and
discussions on being in a workplace.
Any client successful in obtaining employment,
either paid or voluntary, are supported in the workplace by the EDO
department, and should travel training be required, this is also
something that can be accommodated.
If you are an employer looking to expand or
enrich your workforce, our trainees could make the perfect addition
to your company. They are more likely to stay with an employer
long-term, consistently exceed productivity expectations, and are
innovative because they're accustomed to adapting to
So give us a call!