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, 2 of our 3 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 get involved will be contacted by one of our friendly DSO’s and given a tailored plan to support their needs.
What our participants think
We get some great feedback from participants who have worked with us, and most would recommend their experience to others! Here’s what some had to say…
“Really lovely people to talk to and very supportive.”
“It was brilliant. I was listened to. Learning techniques I could use to apply for work.”
“I liked that it was informal so I could ask questions that I thought might be silly… My DSO’s examples were really helpful and made me feel more comfortable… I like that I have videos, templates and handouts to refer back to.”