Ready for work

We are committed to supporting adults whose lives are socially disadvantaged. We do this by providing opportunities to obtain sustainable employment and in doing so enable them to lead successful lives, actively contribute to a prosperous society.

Week 1
Ensuring work-readiness – Ready for Work managers meet prospective clients to make sure that they are ‘work ready’.

Week 2
Professional training – Topics covered include self-esteem, motivational skills, expected workplace behaviours, CV and interview skills.

Week 3 & 4
Two-week work placements – Companies provide a trained ‘buddy’ to support and encourage clients on placement, give constructive feedback and a written reference to help in their future job search.

Week 5+
Support to gain and sustain work – Access to job coaches, job seeking support and further training.
Companies help by providing employee volunteers to act as job coaches, and hosting and delivering training.

Action Days
These days are designed to support our clients on their journey into employment. Business invites clients for a visit into their business for half day.  This will continue to support the clients to remain positive whilst searching for a job and gives us opportunity to ensure that the programme can be continuously reshaped to meet the needs of all the people engaged with the programme.

Job Club
Programme graduates receive weekly support for 6 months in seeking employment.
The programme is delivered with the support from a national charity Business in the Community

Pre-placement training and work placements
Training is an essential part of the Ready for Work programme, and we rely on employee volunteers to make it a success. Two days of training help to prepare people for their work placement, giving them the confidence to succeed in the workplace.

Topics covered include:

  • Self-esteem
  • Motivational skills
  • Expected workplace behaviour
  • CV and interview skills

Structured work placements provide invaluable experience for people facing barriers to work. By providing placements, businesses can make a massive difference to individuals’ chances of employment by helping them build their CVs, develop key employability skills, improve self-confidence and gain essential references.

How you can get involved
Your business can get involved in this important programme in a number of ways. Whether it be being a job coaching, volunteering time or space, or hosting a work placement, you can connect with a member of our team.