We offer a wide range of short courses to help you get back into employment.
These courses will help you gain essential skills and qualifications for work, but also look at what you have already achieved and what you would like to do in the future. You will develop the confidence to find work and make sure you know the best way to keep a job.
These courses are available throughout the year and include the following:
As well as courses and training to help you get a job, we can also offer one-to-one employment support with our Steps into Work coaches. A coach can help find employment suitable for you by offering job opportunities with local employers.
“I have the skills and experience but I’m not getting replies to my job applications.”
“I keep going for interviews but not getting the job.”
“The job market has changed since I last worked, I’m not sure what employers want now.”
If this seems familiar and you are already confident with ICT and have good written communication skills, this course can help you to get that job. The course offers advice on making your application stand out, creating the perfect cover letter and writing successful CVs that get you the interview. It will also give you an employer’s perspective into the process and help you present yourself effectively at interview.
What skills do employers look for? For many jobs good teamwork, time management and communication skills are essential skills.
Rock into Work courses help you to develop these employability and customer service skills and to have the confidence to demonstrate them to an employer. You will also improve your interview skills, write or update your CV and gain a clearer understanding of workplace practices and procedures.
We also run regular job clubs. These clubs offer employment support and advice, help with CVs and interviews, as well as access to Universal Job Match and other job search websites.
Our work coaches can help you get into work.
The Steps into Work team provides:
To receive added support from one of our experienced work coaches, candidates need to be unemployed or economically inactive and be:
Steps into Work is funded by the European Social Fund
To join any of the courses above you must attend one of our information and assessment sessions held throughout the year. Before you start we’ll check which skills you already have so we can recommend the courses that are right for you.
You can also inform your Job Centre Work Coach which course you would like to attend and discuss options with them. The advisor will then refer you to the course.