Free employment support
Based in Scunthorpe, our employment support service is completely free and can be accessed by anybody living in North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, West Lindsey and South Yorkshire.
So what do we actually mean by Employment Support? Well that depends on you :)
Choose from a range of free services from:
- Employment skills
- Industry training
- Getting back on your feet
- Mental health
- Interview skills
- Volunteering and work placements
We offer this through a variety of ways including training sessions, mentoring, clubs, days out, progression sessions, counselling and life coaching.
We would love to hear from you!
Simply put in your number below, and one of our friendly team will be in touch to see how we can help.
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Warwick (Lost his job)
Warwick came to us in May 2017. He previously worked for over 40 years as a Shift Maintenance Supervisor in an engineering work environment. Unfortunately, Warwick lost his job and struggled to regain his status as a supervisor. As a consequence of his job loss and inability to find similar work, he lost his confidence and struggled to regain suitable employment.
As a knock on effect, he felt his skills were no longer needed, he found himself suffering in low skilled, underpaid work and lack of job satisfaction. He did manage to secure another job, but he was not happy here and wanted another supervisor role...
Warwick starting receiving help as part of our Next Level project, we gave him regular one to one mentoring support and worked together on the barriers which were preventing him from getting back into a supervisory position.
We created an action plan with Warwick to give him a focus to move forward in his career goal of returning to an engineering supervisory position. He enrolled on the Next level NCFE Team Leading Level 2 qualification and successfully achieved the qualification. This proved hugely beneficial to refresh his team leading skills. He also attended our one day training courses to help increase his confidence and self-esteem.
Warwick was soon employed as an Engineering Supervisor at a factory in Scunthorpe afterwards.
Jamie was referred to us through the Youth Offending Service, he is subjected to a voluntary order following an incident at home. Jamie is 17 and has previously struggled in education environments, he achieved low grades in school.
When he came to us, Jamie expressed an interest in gaining an apprenticeship. However, he did not engage with the project at first, he did not answer the phone or return calls.
When he eventually engaged we were able to build a relationship up and focus on small goals to start with. We created a CV together and discussed a plan that would get him into an apprenticeship. Jamie struggles with concentration and can be easily distracted so we agreed to put smalls steps in place.
Because he didn't achieve good grades on his Maths and English we discussed him resitting these and he agreed. In our relaxed environment, Jamie has been enjoying Math sessions and is still attending at the time of this being written. We are confident that he will achieve Level 2 functional skills in Maths. We will then be able to move forward with his end goal of gaining an apprenticeship.
Jamie has also been selected to receive a digital tablet from the Devices Now project. This helps him a lot for both his personal life, and for education.
Helen (Mental Health Support)
*We have been given permission by this person to share her story, but she would like not to be named, so we will refer to her as Helen:
Helen had worked for her families business for many years, but due to the pandemic the business could no longer trade. This left Helen with financial issues, anxiety & depression. Helen receive mental health support which really helped and boosted her confidence, she began to engage with our walking group and also training to support her own walking group. Helen completed training in Coaching and this has inspired her to further develop as a Life Coach. Helen’s mental health improved to a level where she felt she would like to progress onto University which she started in September 2021.
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