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New employability course to help Shiregreen residents advance their careers

14 September 2017
Employability course details

A new course to help Shiregreen residents already in work to advance their careers is being launched by local charity SOAR supported by Sanctuary Housing.

Aim High Achieve More

The free Aim High Achieve More workshops are for residents who are in work but are ready to take the next step up the career ladder. The course also aims to help address in-work poverty, a situation where the household income is below the poverty threshold despite at least one member of the household working full or part time.

New skills

The programme will help to make sure the attendees are in the best possible position to achieve their career dreams through CV and covering letter sessions, advice on the current labour market and interview and job search techniques. Participants will also be able to link up with specialist Sanctuary staff to receive advice about welfare benefits.

Free course and advice for Shiregreen residents (infographic)

In-work poverty

The idea of setting up the programme came after independent organisation the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reported in December 2016 that one in every eight workers in the UK – 3.8 million people – were living in poverty.

“Support is invaluable”

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, said: “This course highlights the important fact that even when local people are in employment, support is still invaluable to help them progress and achieve their ambitions.”

“Whole range of employment and training opportunities”

Guy Weston from SOAR added: “We want to make sure that we offer a whole range of employment and training opportunities for all Shiregreen residents, whether or not they’re already in work. It’s thanks to our partnership with Sanctuary that we’ve been able to organise these workshops.”

Come along

The Aim High Achieve More workshops will run every Wednesday for four weeks from 4 October, 6 – 8pm at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, Westnall Road, Sheffield, S5 0AA. For more information, contact Sofeena at SOAR on 0114 2134074.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.