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Employment and training support

Sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start when planning your future. 

Because we understand how important work is to you and your family, we have a dedicated Employment and Training team.  

Our team offer personalised support, information, advice and guidance to our residents and their families, including those on Universal Credit. You can also find out about future job, training and work experience opportunities with our suppliers. 

  • If you'd like an informal chat about how we can help you call us on 0300 5000 926.  
  • Or use the form below to request an employment coach or hear about future opportunities with our suppliers. 

 

Hear about how our resident Craig found a job that he’s really happy with, thanks to support from our Employment and Training team.

Whatever your situation, the team can help you by offering support with:

  • career planning, job searching, CV writing and interview techniques,

  • getting back to work if you’re unemployed,

  • advising you on how to deal with problems in your past, for example if you have a criminal record,

  • apprenticeships, training, work experience and qualifications,

  • grants that help with learning or job opportunities,

  • managing your own business and meeting the Department for Work and Pensions earning expectations.

Yes, the team can also work with you to help you find better work or move your career forward. For some residents this can mean:

  • increasing their earnings through better pay or more hours,
  • finding more secure work (for example, moving away from zero hour or fixed-term contracts),
  • finding work closer to home to reduce travel costs or to fit around caring for children or family members,
  • changing to a sector where there are good career progression opportunities for higher paid or higher skilled jobs.

We’re working with our suppliers to secure jobs, training and work experience for residents.

We’re currently working with:

  • Retail
  • Cleaning
  • Construction
  • Property services
  • Grounds maintenance

When you apply to hear about future opportunities we’ll be in touch with you when something suitable comes up. 

                    
  • Read about Sharon, who linked in with our Employment and Training team to look for electrician work.
  • Read how Angela started her own cleaning company, after receiving support from our employment team.
  • Read about Michelle who set up her own pet-sitting business with support from us.
  • Read about Mark, who found a new job after leaving construction due to a bad back.
  • Read about Anne, who we supported to find training – she  now works for a charity after leaving the taxi business.

 

 

Request an employment coach or hear about future job opportunities with our suppliers

 We will contact you back within five days.

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