Back to work training offered to Seven Locks tenants
Published by Becki Ord for Seven Locks Housing in Housing and also in Communities
SEVEN Locks Housing has teamed up with South Leicestershire College (SLC) to offer support to its customers who are looking to return to work.
The Training for Work Academy offers practical help for people to get into or back into work. The training on offer will help customers to build their confidence, gain new skills and work towards employment or continuing their education.
The Academy will cover top tips on how to communicate in a work environment, how to feel confident when applying for a job and advice on preparing for an interview - all of the essential skills people require when looking for employment.
Experienced staff from SLC will be running the sessions, which are open to all Seven Locks Housing customers who are of employment age. They will discuss individual circumstances to assess learning needs and this will include a short literacy and numeracy assessment.
Attending the Training for Work Academy will help prepare applicants for two fantastic 18 month apprentice opportunities with Seven Locks Housing as a Customer Service Advisor and a Business and Administration Assistant.
Deborah Bennett, Executive Director of Seven Locks Housing, said: “We are keen to provide opportunities that help people unlock their potential. One of the ways we are achieving this is by providing more employment, skills and training initiatives.
“Housing associations have an important role to play in providing opportunities for their customers and empowering them to improve their circumstances. We have developed a Housing Community Strategy to help us achieve this.
“More than ever we need to be more than just a good landlord. We want to ensure we use our business to give maximum benefit to our customers, our communities and our local economy. The Training for Work Academy is just one of these opportunities where we can help people develop and take a step in the direction to finding sustainable employment.”
Jo Brodrick, Head of Faculty, Child Health and Social Care at SLC, said: “We are delighted to be working with Seven Locks Housing in developing the skills of people living in our local communities, supporting people back into work and partnering Seven Locks in delivering part of their Housing Community Strategy.
“It is an exciting project and demonstrates how partnership working can be developed to support our communities.”
Any Seven Locks’ customers who are interested in attending the Training for Work Academy or applying for one of the Apprenticeship vacancies are invited to attend one of the Information Advice and Guidance Sessions at 9.30am – 12.30pm or 1pm – 2.30pm on 11 June at Naseby Square Community Hall, Stuart Road, Market Harborough.
For more information please contact SLC’s Recruitment Team on 0116 264 3535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .