I went on the two training days and realised that this is my chance now, so I put everything into it. Ready for Work participant, Birmingham
Topics covered include:
- Motivational skills
- Expected workplace behaviour
- CV and interview skills
How you can get involved
business can get involved by providing a room and/or employee volunteers for the second day of the training programme.
Employee volunteers help people to begin their journey into work by:
- Taking part in training activities
- Drawing on personal experience to give practical advice on employment
- Offering friendly encouragement
In just one day of volunteering, your employees can help break down the fears people face when entering the workplace after unemployment.
All volunteers attend a short briefing prior to the start of the training session. The briefing provides an introduction to the volunteers’ involvement in the day and to the issues surrounding homelessness.
Volunteering at training is a great way for employees to learn more about Ready for Work and the people it supports before getting more involved.
What this means for you
88% of employees volunteering with Ready for Work reported improved relationship building skills. Offering their support at pre-placement training is the first step towards realising these benefits.