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Employability Skills is a Success

In October 2014 learningSkills launched a new and improved Employability Skills for adults. Based in our newest centre at Gateshead Interchange, the programmes can help you to not only improve your chances of finding work, but an opportunity to develop personal skills, such as confidence and overcoming barriers.

learningSkills offer 6 programmes to help you into work:

If you are:

  • Recently unemployed, new to claiming benefits or need to use Universal Credits, but just need a bit of help or access to a computer then come along to our weekly job club Mondays 3.30-5.30pm

If you have been:

  • Out of work for between 6 weeks and 6 months and need some help with refining your interview techniques or CV then come along to our 3 week full time course- Monday- Friday 9.30-3.30pm

If you are:

  • More long term unemployed, need help with most aspects of finding work and lack IT skills then come along to our 6 week part time course- Monday- Friday- half days only

If you are:

  • More long term unemployed, need help with finding most aspects of finding work, lack confidence, have a physical or mental health need or claiming ESA then come along to our 6 week course- Monday – Wednesday- half days only

If you need:

  • Help deciding on what job is right for you, have little or no work experience and lack IT skills or confidence then come along to our 12 week course- Monday- Friday- half days only

If you need:

  • A lot of support, lack confidence, have a physical or mental health need or claiming ESA then come along to our 12 week course- Monday- Wednesday- half days only

Our team, Chiara, Donna, Lauren, Nick and Paula can help you realise your potential.

For more information, or to book in to have a chat with a tutor, call or text Paula on 0771 495 7898 or email employability@gateshead.gov.uk.

The end of year survey, showed that all learners could, after completing the course, recognise their strengths and areas for improvement. This helped them to target their job search in areas that really played to their attributes.strengths

Part of the course is focused on raising your personal resiliance. 96% of learners stated that they now believed they could overcome barriers to work and felt more able to cope with changing situations.

100% of learners surveyed enjoyed their course with 99% feeling more confident at attending interviews, 100% better understanding their rights and responsibilities as an employee and 96% understanding health and safety in the workplace- all essential criteria for being successful at work.

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One of our learners- Joe, who at the age of 36 has never worked, said:

“I thought this was the best course I have been to. I was never judged and always treated with respect. I have learned so much and I have loads of confidence. I feel like I can do anything. Thanks to such an amazing tutor.”

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