Be well. Be connected. Be ready - Employability Hub

CONTACT DETAILS

BE WELL. BE CONNECTED. BE READY - EMPLOYABILITY HUB

0131 228 7700
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

KEY
INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Young People (16-25), Adults
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Old Town, EDINBURGH, EH3 9DR
0131 228 7700

DAY(S) TIME(S) AVAILABLE

MONDAY: 10:00am - 4:00pm
TUESDAY: 10:00am - 4:00pm
WEDNESDAY: 10:00am - 4:00pm
THURSDAY: 10:00am - 4:00pm
FRIDAY: 10:00am - 4:00pm
SATURDAY: -
SUNDAY: -

information SERVICE DETAILS

The new reality of reduced social contact, self-isolation and disruption of services has had a disproportionate effect on people who were already struggling with complex life circumstances.

In response we literally turned our services outside – in, moving from group-based personal development in Scotland’s wilderness and outdoors in communities to working with smart technology to reach those who need help most in their own homes. Our support service moved online, with all Venture Trust outreach and development staff providing tailored support by phone or digital platforms.

Now with the easing of lockdown, we have resumed face to face work with participants. This will be one to one only and outdoors observing social distancing. We will meet participants in public greenspaces local to them. Initially the number of participants staff can meet will be limited but we have ensured all those who want and need physical meetings will get it. Our well-established digital support will still be running alongside in this blended model.

Dedicated support

Every person seeking support will have a dedicated worker – a trusted professional, with expertise in personal development and coaching. They are there to listen, provide support and connect through social distanced physical meetings and from specialist advice in our 3 Digital Hubs – for active living, improved wellbeing and employability. We’re here to help now and as we recover.

Employability Hub...

Offer people core skills development, self-awareness, barrier removal and goal setting with employability support aimed at those looking for further training and progression to employment. Supporting people to be more ready for work or to volunteer in their community.

Our digital Employability Hub will offer people core skills development, self-awareness, barrier removal and goal setting with employability support aimed at those looking for further training and progression to employment. Supporting people to be more ready for work or to volunteer in their community.

During these challenging times it is important to remember everyone will face emotions such as feeling bored, frustrated or lonely. As well as low, worried or anxious, or concerned about finances, health or those close to you. But at Venture Trust we are working with smart technology to reach those who need help most in their own homes. Our new support service is online, with all Venture Trust support staff providing tailored support by phone or digital platforms.

Through the Hub people will have access to:

- One-to-one conversations focused on employability during the challenging coronavirus times
- Virtual group sessions including 'Job Clubs'
- Tips and resources on the Venture Trust website and social media channels

We can help with:

- CV support and action planning
- How to create a CV that will make people stand out.
- Develop action plans to get them into work or study
- Links to FREE online training courses
- Identifying their skills and qualities
- Looking at college applications
- Job hunting

Support people to take up existing offers of work or volunteering.

We will post a list of live job opportunities each week and advice on where to look for jobs or volunteer opportunities in priority sectors to build experience.

Be 'job' ready for the future

We will work with people to ‘Be Ready’ for work when restrictions are relaxed.

Make a referral...

Please see http://www.venturetrust.org.uk/be-well-be-connected-be-ready/referral-information.

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