Your Journey

They say all great journeys start with a few steps. In the Employability South programme you decide what steps to take. The programme has been developed with your needs first and with the support of a mentor to help you make choices. Your mentor will support your journey, offer advice and guidance and ensure that you understand what you are doing now and what you will need to do next.

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Introducing your mentor

You will be supported on your journey by an EmployAbility South mentor who will help you settle in to the programme. Your mentor will be your port of call for any queries or questions you may have and will help you to look at what you need to do to benefit from the programme. Your mentor will be there to support you throughout your journey and into later stages. They’ll even be available should you need them when you are in work!

Introducing your mentor

You will be supported on your journey by an EmployAbility South mentor who will help you settle in to the programme. Your mentor will be your port of call for any queries or questions you may have and will help you to look at what you need to do to benefit from the programme. Your mentor will be there to support you throughout your journey and into later stages. They’ll even be available should you need them when you are in work!

Programme Induction and Welcome

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Welcome to EmployAbilty South! As a new participant to the programme, you will meet the team who will be supporting you throughout your journey. You’ll find more out about the programme and meet other people like you who are about to embark on this great opportunity!  We will chat about your employment readiness and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have.

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Employability Skills Builder

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Your mentor will start to help you think about the necessary skills and your personal development that will help you begin your journey towards employment.  You will have the opportunity to build your confidence for work through optional activities. You will have your own individual development plan constructed to help you focus on meeting your goals and aspirations for work.

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Employment Interests

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Not sure what direction to take regarding work? No problem!  Your mentor will help you explore your employment options, qualifications, ways to build skills and how to further develop confidence, all in line with your development plan. Group chats will allow you meet other participants and start to network to help you get, ‘Job ready’. Your mentor will start developing (or re-developing) your CV and begin to explore how you can market yourselves effectively to employers.

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Choosing your Employment Pathway

You will have control over the training and support that you can access and our mentors will help you at every step of the way to explore the most suitable options. You can choose to follow dedicated training for a number of employment pathways.

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Retail Hospitality & Tourisim

Construction, Warehousing & Working in the Community

Business Services

Sports Leisure & Youth

Care

Job Readiness Plan

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Now is the time to really get noticed by employers! You will start to undertake the main training, courses and specialist skills linked to your chosen employment pathway, as per your individual development plan. Your mentor will build on helping you get ‘Job ready’ and polish your CV, so you can gain that competitive edge!

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Preparation for Work

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Here you’ll learn valuable techniques for being successful in interviews, including how to impress a potential employer, market your skills and what to say (and not to say!). You’ll get the chance to have ‘trial’ interviews and assess how you can further improve to ‘Get that job!’ You will also get assistance to identify where to find suitable jobs, look at employer recruitment methods, and how to complete an application form.

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In Employment

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There may be a possibility of 13 week paid work placement and/or next steps aftercare support, to further enhance your opportunities for work and continue to build on your journey throughout the programme.

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Next Steps/Aftercare

It maybe that work is not the option for you, this doesn’t mean that there is no place for you in EmployAbility South! We can help you to look at the next stages of your personal or professional development, we can offer you further support or help you to look at further education options. There is an outcome for everyone in EmployAbility South and we’ll make sure that following the completion of your journey there are always more steps that you can take to continue your own unique journey!

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