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Employment support

Our partnership with RISE means you can get free expert help to find a new or better job.

Rise is an award-winning employability programme, which was originally developed for Arhag Housing Association by Olmec.

Any resident over the age of 16 can take part – whatever your personal situation.

Rise can help if:

  • you’re returning to work – after a break to raise children or because you were unwell
  • you’re looking for your first job or an apprenticeship
  • you’ve just left college or university and don’t know what to do next, or
  • you have a job already, but you want to do something different.

The programme offers six weeks of informal group learning and support.

You will learn about:

  • jobhunting techniques
  • interview skills, and
  • how to write a CV

You will also get one-to-one advice from specialist advisors and the opportunity to gain an NCFE entry-level Employability Skills qualification – which tells employers you are work-ready.

The course ends with four weeks in a guaranteed volunteer or work placement of your choice. This helps you build your skills and confidence – as well as giving you a reference for your CV.

When you get a job, RISE will carry on supporting you, as you settle in.

For information about the next available programme, email, or call our office.