10 ways to get involved with Reach on Employability Day 2020

Published: 25 June 2020

Friday 26 June is Employability Day 2020, the day when the employment and training sector come together to celebrate and promote what’s on offer in the world of education, training and employment.

And despite the limitations of lockdown, our partners at Reach have a range of remote or online opportunities that you can get involved with that will help you take your job-readiness to the next level.

Here’s just a taster of what’s on offer. To apply for any of these opportunities call Sam at Reach on 0151 285 5680 or email reach@southliverpoolhomes.co.uk

  1. National Careers Service

National Careers Service remains fully operational for all adults to access careers-related advice. Whilst face-to-face appointments are suspended, their local services are still accessible through telephone and digital methods. You may be concerned about job security, need support with building skills, employability and resilience to overcome short term challenges; or to consider what future opportunities may look like.

  1. Antrec

Antrec offer learning opportunities for people aged 19-plus living in the Liverpool City Region with a range of online accredited qualifications, such as; Taxi VRQ, CSCS, Improving Personal Exercise, Creating a Business Start-Up and Mental Health Awareness. Qualifications are designed to help learners upskill and improve their chances of finding employment.

  1. Addaction

Addaction offer end to end support to people dealing with current or former substance or alcohol issues. During the coronavirus crisis they’re offering virtual and telephone support, as well as Google Meet workshops in subjects like local history, creative writing, poetry, mindfulness and more.

  1. Liverpool in Work

With everything up in the air at the moment it can be hard to know where to begin looking for and applying for jobs – Liverpool in Work is the ideal place to start! They’ve advertised almost 3,500 jobs since the city went into lockdown and sent daily emails of vacancies to all of their customers. 

Liverpool in Work’s guidance officers are experts in helping people with application forms, CVs and interview skills and are delivering their full service over the phone, email, text, WhatsApp, Zoom and Skype.

  1. Everton in the Community

Everton in the Community have been creating lots of online activities for schools and families which will be coming to the website very soon. Staff have been ringing families to see what support they need as part of their Blue Family campaign. They have helped hundreds of families with food, utilities, arts and crafts for kids.

  1. Achieve North West Connect

Achieve North West Connect works with ex-offenders to offer specialist support with education, training, employment and social inclusion. They target customers who might be struggling with barriers to employment such as accommodation, substance misuse or issues with mental or physical health.

  1. Liverpool Ways to Work

Liverpool Ways to Work is offering free, tailored help to local residents aged 16 and over who are struggling to secure long-term employment. They’ve got a huge range of programmes designed to help everyone - even the most vulnerable individuals who need extra support and mentoring.

Liverpool Ways to Work is committed to working with you to build your confidence and widen your skillset so you become ‘job ready’ and improve your chances of gaining the job you want.

  1. Catch 22

Catch22 employment advisors are currently working remotely but that’s not stopping them offering customers advice and guidance on creating CVs, support with job search and applications, interview preparation, travel expenses and help with interview and work wear.

  1. The Women’s Organisation

The Women’s Organisation have redesigned their services for the new normal, operating their various programmes on a virtual basis.

‘Enterprise Hub’ offers free 1-2-1 business start-up advice, training and courses, all online. This is supported by ‘Enterprise Hub Skills’, which offers online courses in management skills, resilience and more. 

‘Change It: Renew’ is for women from across Liverpool City Region, offering resilience, confidence building and crisis recovery coaching.

  1. Households Into Work

Households Into Work specialises in providing support for people over 16 to tackle and resolve the issues which are preventing them from seeking employment. During the COVID-19 crisis they are able to offer up to 12-weeks’ support either over the phone, email, Zoom or WhatsApp Video. 

How to apply

To apply for any of these opportunities call Sam at Reach on 0151 285 5680 or email reach@southliverpoolhomes.co.uk

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