On Thursday (18 February) 257 people attended events across South and East London to help them return to work. The events, aimed at local people seeking work brought together employers, advisers and local learning providers. Visitors met with advisers from Prospects, the education, employment and training company, running the Work Programme on behalf of Seetec in South and East London. The event was sponsored by CNN Training Consultants, a national construction training company, helping individuals across the country realise their potential through innovate training solutions.
Events took place in Hackney, Elephant and Castle and Plumstead. Attendees to the events received free advice on training, finding work, writing a CV that gets noticed and managing money from organisations including the National Careers Service, Learndirect, Money Advice, Suited and Booted and Prince’s Trust. The advice gave visitors a confidence boost and helped them before they approached the employers at the event.
Employers at the event included: GSS, MiHome Care, JTJ, Sky Blue, Smart Works, City Year, Southwark Works, Lambeth Works, Group Horizon and Money Adviser.
One jobseeker, Iain Otton, who attended the event said: “Since I have been attending Prospects, I have been more confident and the short course I have been doing have helped with my confidence. The one to one interaction with advisers has helped me towards hopefully going back into employment on a part time basis.”
Rachael Death, Prospects senior operations manager and event organiser, speaking at the event said: “We’ve been busy all day and have helped more than 250 people. Throughout the day we have helped people to develop clear and achievable plans for future employment, create CVs, learn to job search using the latest technology, prepare for interviews and access the right training and learning. It has been fantastic to have so many employers and advice organisations here to help customers move on in life. We are particularly grateful to CNN Training Consultants for sponsoring the event.”
Neil Doyle, Director of CNN training consultants, said: “It has been great to meet so many people who are motivated to find work which suits them. Construction offers a wide range of careers with lots of opportunities to progress. The right training can help jobseekers get their foot on the ladder to an exciting career.”
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