“The support I have been receiving from Connecting Choices has been fantastic. I have received support to get a volunteer placement and loads of training in Children’s and Adult’s Safeguarding. [My work coach] has really helped me on my journey.” – Connecting Choices Participant (YMCA)
As part of the Employability Day #EmpDay20, the Connecting Choices partners have put together a variety of ideas for supporting employability amongst the participants on this programme. We deliberately try to work with people who are furthest from the possibility of work. We believe that everyone should have a chance to work if they want to.
We share some good news stories of successes and progress and we offer a chance to improve your employability with some online resources as well as access to job and volunteering opportunities.
Click on the links below to take you to a variety of support, information, ideas, and opportunities. #EmpDay20
Interview techniques anyone? Going for an interview is nerve-wracking at the best of times, but now some interviews are also conducted online or by telephone, it’s even harder to know how to make a good impression.
A brilliant addition to your CV if you want to work outdoors. The Landtrust are offering you a chance to complete a Getting into Horticulture Workshop which will be run twice on the day – Friday 26th June, at 11.00 am or 3.00 pm
Ever wondered what sort of help we give to our participants on the Connecting choices Project? Well, follow the above links to find a host of personal case studiesshowcasing how people have been able to progress in different ways supported by our amazing partners. Whether it’s into employment, volunteering or training, the fact that people have moved on with their lives is proof that we are able to help them.
Employable Me – Genius Within
We have a number of partners working together on the Connecting Choices Project. One of our specialist partners is Genius Within. It’s sometimes difficult to fully appreciate the amazing service they offer until you take part in it.
Social Hubs (currently known as Virtual Hubs) A great part of the Connecting Choices project is the recognition that its not always skills that are the barrier to working. Often it is anxiety, panic attacks, poor social skills and lack of confidence. That’s why Starfish Services Ltd Social Hubs are part of the package that is offered in Stoke on Trent and North Staffs. To find out more about how we help people click on the link to the Virtual Hub page here, and follow this link to read a very moving story from one of our social hub memberson what the hub has meant to him and his future.
Become a Socially Responsible Employer supporting your local community
Click here to learn more about the Connecting Choices Project and how it provides support for those furthest from the job market.