Ready for Work ProjectCONTENT STARTS
In partnership with St Andrews and My Clubmoor, ComMutual has recently teamed up with The Big Trust to deliver the Ready for Work project for people who age 18 and over, unemployed and living in the Clubmoor area of Liverpool.
The project began with two days of employability training which allowed candidates to find out more about expectations in work place, one to one support and an informal interview.
The team have worked with each person to find a suitable role to carry out work experience and most of the candidates have now begun their two week voluntary work placement.
As part of ComMutual’s commitment in providing employment support, a number of people taking part in the training were LMH tenants including Simon and Honor.
Although Simon has many years experience and skills as an electrician, he has been out of work for quite some time. Simon would like to return to work to become financially stable once again and when he heard about the Ready for Work project, he saw it as an opportunity to reignite some of that spark.
“Taking part in the interview allowed me to explain what I have to offer, said Simon. “The training has helped me prepare to return to employment and I’m looking forward to seeing what steps I can work towards.”
For Honor, the sessions have given her the opportunity to explore what options are available. Honor said, “From talking to the trainer and employers during the informal interviews, I realised that I still have a lot to offer in a working environment.”
Claire Lomas is one of ComMutual’s Community Investment Officer said, “Employment is one of ComMutual’s key impact areas, providing the community with the tools and resources needed to prepare for the workplace. Some candidates may be facing obstacles and initiatives such as the Ready for Work Project can help break down those barriers, allowing people to reach their potential.”
In addition to the work placement, candidates have access to ongoing support from a job coach for the following six months to maximise potential in the search for employment.
From volunteering with St Andrews, Concillia came across the project and is looking forward to what the following months will bring. Concillia said, “Before coming to the sessions, I was confused to what direction I wanted to take. The short course has helped me come out of my comfort zone and realise to go for what I want. They’ve taught me how to set goals and I’m ready for my next step.”
For more information about employment initiatives ComMutual is involved in head to the employability page or speak to the member of the team on 0300 123 5809.