Getting ready for employment or Jobsearch: Skill Pods
Developing practical skills is a key part of our programme, and our ‘Skill Pods’ are designed to help achieve this. Essentially they are a series of informal lessons all very relaxed, normally offered on a one-to-one basis. They cover a range of topics from basic IT to a brilliant CV, learning how to use job search sites or preparing for an interview. Our Development and Skills Officers will support participants throughout.
Geoff and Jess, our Development and Skills Officers
How Participants sign up for Skill Pods
Participants will already be working with one of our fantastic Peer Support Workers, and in discussion with them they can decide which Skill Pods might be useful to attend to help achieve the goals they are working towards.
The different sessions on offer can help participants take positive steps towards employment, job searching or volunteering, but these sessions might not be suitable for everyone which is completely fine. Participants who do wish to participate can do so at their own pace.
Support from local Businesses
For some participants meeting employers in a range of settings can be a brilliant step forward. Mock interviews or supported discussions can be arranged when the time is right, and work experience or site visits can be equally beneficial. A number of local employers have already come along to meet our participants and given informal presentations sharing ‘top tips’ and giving the opportunity for questions.