Ready For Employment 50+

Our Ready For Employment programme for Over 50s aims to improve the job prospects of local people, in partnership with the Jobcentre Plus, by delivering an individualised training programme to help develop skills, confidence and relevant experience.

The programme is aimed at anyone over 50 who is unemployed and looking to get back into the work force but also for those who would like to upskill and build their confidence. Courses vary from three to six-week programmes and regular attendance helps participants adjust to a work timetable and developing their skills and experience.

Workshops on the course include SQA qualifications and a range of different modules, such as CV Building, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Practical Application Skills, IT Skills, Communications Skills, Interview Techniques and Employer Expectations sessions.

The programme operates in partnership with a range of employers who offer participants experience and valuable insights into work and training – and possibly even a longer term work placement or full-time job at the end of the programme.

Health and wellbeing and physical activity are ongoing features of the programme, as we encourage participants to take control of their lives on different levels, from their personal development and confidence to getting them back into the job market.

Ready For Employment also offers an aftercare service, allowing those who have completed the course to return one day a week for ongoing support and access to resources to help in them research job opportunities.

If you are interested in taking part, contact your work coach for more details.

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