Route to Work is our exciting new initiative to help you get the skills and know-how to return to employment.
Our range of FREE short workskills courses and workshops will help you
- complete effective application forms
- be successful at interviews
- get a job in your chosen employment sector.
- develop work-related skills and build confidence
- find out about vacancies in the local job market
- access traineeships and apprenticeships.
Current Employment Workshops
Deciding on the Right Job and Identifying Skills (1 hour course)
Not sure what you want to do? Then this workshop will help you look at what type of work best suits you and your situation.
We don’t always recognise our skills and qualities. We can help you identify the skills and qualities that you have gained through daily life and work-related experience. This workshop will highlight the top skills employers want today and how all these skills relate to a typical job description.
Looking for Work (1 hour course)
Need some help navigating all the different job-search websites? Not sure where to begin? Then we will help you to search job websites quickly by using key words to make your search more targeted. We will help you think about other ways to find work, particularly if you want to be self-employed.
Application Forms, Covering Letters and Emails (1.5 hour course)
The key to being considered for a role is so often a good application form and an accurate covering letter or email. In this workshop, we will help you think about what information is relevant and how to express yourself using good, accurate English and in the correct style. We will focus on what to include and what to leave out and how to use the job advert to structure your content.
Personal Statements (1 hour course)
Did you realise that the personal statement is the first thing a potential employer will see if they open your CV? It is the deciding factor in whether they keep reading. This workshop will support you to make an impact when creating a personal statement that showcases your skills and achievements.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing (2 hour course)
Your CV is the document that could get you that all-important interview. We will help you to develop a brand-new CV or to amend your existing one ensuring it is short and focussed. The workshop will support you to include the correct information which highlights your achievements and experience effectively.
Interview Techniques (2 hour course)
Interviews can sometimes be stressful, whether face-to-face or virtually. However, while each interview is individual, most employers ask the same questions and you can prepare for many of them in advance. We will assist you to answer them effectively, using professional language and showing enthusiasm for the role.