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sinead


MEET SINEAD

I am 19 years old and had been out of work for around 3 months. I was in the job centre and got offered to do the Get a Job course, so I accepted and agreed to meet Greg…

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ENTERPRISE AND EMPLOYABILITY

For those who want to get ahead in business or need a little help deciding what path they take in the working world, our Enterprise and Employability Team are here for support and guidance.

GET A JOB COURSE

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Our Get a Job Course is an 8-week employability skills programme which offers each enrolled students a great chance to get into work, apprenticeships, training or further education.

Gain a qualification in First Aid and CPR plus a Pearl Accreditation – all great additions to any CV as well as amazing life skills including money management skills, improved confidence and a chance to meet tons of new people.

Also included on the course is a brilliant residential weekend with activities such as abseiling, paddle-boarding and rock-climbing.

The course is open for young people who aren’t in employment or education between the ages of 16 and 21.

Each course consists of;

  • Accreditation by PEARL (Personal Employability, Achievement and Reflection for Learning) up to level 3.
  • 5 week academic element – CV writing, interview techniques, customer service skills, telephone skills, presentation skills, teamwork skills, entrepreneurial skills, company visit days and more.
  • 1 weekend outdoor education residential including British Heart Foundation Heart Start course (First Aid and CPR).
  • 2 week work experience placement.
  • Transition into full or part-time work, apprenticeships, training or education.

WHEN IS THE EMPLOYABILITY COURSE ON?

Get a Job Course Timetable (rolling programmes throughout the calendar year)

  • Mondays, 11am – 3pm
  • Tuesdays, 11am – 3pm
  • Wednesdays, 4pm – 6pm

SENIOR CLUB SESSIONS (For all members aged 11 – 19 years old)

We also offer drop-in sessions for our senior members twice a week. These sessions are for those who have questions about the career they wish to take or maybe a bit of advice on their CV or an interview.

  • Mondays, 4pm – 6pm: One-to-one support with our Employment Broker.
  • Wednesdays, 4pm – 6pm: Job Club (support with job searching, job and college applications)

ENTERPRISE

Our enterprise team is a great opportunity for young budding entrepreneurs to get involved in business and a great addition to anyone’s CV.

Junior enterprise sessions are on every Tuesday, where young people learn basic business skills and try their hand at selling and marketing their own products in a fun environment.

Senior Enterprise sessions are open every day with set national campaigns also throughout the week.

Our team deliver the Young Enterprise Company programme which gives young people the opportunity to run a business in real life. We’ve seen great successes in previous years with Cookie Mad, one of our teams, reaching the North West Finals and representing the UK in Europe.

Young people who join our enterprise team develop great leadership, time-management and finance skills. We also give members the chance to sell at trade stands throughout the UK and see their concepts and products designed and sold in the real world!

Enterprise and Employability Wigan

Interested in enrolling on the course? Or maybe you’re a business who wants to help us offer young people apprenticeship opportunities? Complete the contact form below and we’ll come back to you;

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