Young people get ready for work with Employability Course

August 11, 2017

YOUNG people at our Foyer project have been getting ready for work by taking part in a six week Employability Course. 

The course was organised by our Accommodation Manager, Andrew Hornsby. It covered varies subjects such as volunteering, creating a CV, how to fill in application forms, work experience and mock interview sessions.

Andrew spoke about the programme saying,

“I created the programme to provide Foyer residents with an opportunity to discuss, learn and ask questions about gaining employment in an informal and relaxed setting.

“All participants seemed to really enjoy the course”.

All young people who attended the course rated it as excellent or good in their feedback. One young person said,

“It was interesting to find out all the different aspects people look for on a CV, it has been a really helpful course and I now feel more confident in applying for jobs.

“I really feel my knowledge has increased”.

Young people ended their Employability Course with a mock interview where they had the opportunity to apply the skills they had learnt throughout the six weeks.

Helen Pine, Service Director and Alan Burley, Funding & Volunteer Coordinator, interviewed the residents and both were really impressed. Alan said,

“We were both delighted with the amount of preparation from each person, they put a lot of thought into their interviews.

“I feel this exercise will stand them in good stead for future real life interviews”.

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