Our Gateshead

Warehouse and Retail Volunteering with 'Job Readiness' Support

Description of what will be involved: 

Thanks to funding from the European Social Fund via Gateshead Council's Community Led Local Development initiative, the charity can now deliver a full programme of support for up to 12 weeks per person.

Participants can access work experience in a warehouse and retail setting as well as one-to-one training, advice and guidance from our skilled advisors to learn more about any, or all, of the following areas:-

-search for jobs

-create a strong CV

-write an application form

-prepare for interviews

-self employment.

Each participant will work with our advisors to gain the skills and confidence they need, creating their very own personalised 'job readiness' toolkit that is theirs to keep. This means that trainees can continue on their journey independently after their programme ends to become employed or self employed. A free pair of work boots and a high vis waistcoat is also available to each participant, as well as references from our charity.

Participants must be unemployed, of working age and live in the catchment area. Eligible postcodes are listed on our website https://foundation4work.weebly.com/

To find out more or to secure your place, call or text 07851 478548. The phone is answered Monday to Friday between 10am to 12 noon and 12:30pm to 2:30pm. If calling outside of these times, please leave a message and we will return your call or text us for a call back. The last date for enrolment is 18th December 2019.

The project is part funded by the European Social Fund via Gateshead Goes Local as part of the 2014-2020 European and Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The fund helps local areas to stimulate their economic development by investing in projects like Foundations that can support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regeneration.

Opportunity Location: 
Areas of interest: 
Any target volunteers needed? : 
Does opportunity require DBS check?: 
Full time/Part time/Short term Other:: 
One day per week minimum for up to 12 weeks.
Takes place on: 
Minimum times are between 10am and 2:30pm but welcome to volunteer from 9am up until 4:30pm.
Opportunity start date: 
1st August 2019
Opportunity end date: 
Wednesday, 18 December, 2019
Contact Person: 
Christine Kennedy
Contact details: 
foundation4work@gmail.com 07851 478548

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