Shiregreen residents looking to get back into work can take the first step on the career ladder through a new work placement initiative.
Local jobseekers aged 18 and over are being invited to apply for the voluntary programme, which is led by Sanctuary Housing and will be based at the national social housing provider’s Shiregreen office.
The programme will consist of two days of office-based learning taking place on 26 and 27 September, followed by a further three days shadowing Sanctuary staff across a range of different departments which will be arranged to suit the successful candidates.
Areas covered during the placement will include health and safety, safeguarding and IT skills, with the trainees also having the opportunity to experience different aspects of housing work in the field.
The candidates will be awarded a certificate of achievement upon completion of the programme.
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Shiregreen, Melanie King, said: “It is our aim that by providing practical, hands-on support which focuses on building skills and self-confidence, we will be able to vastly improve the employment prospects of the people who take part in the placements.
“This is the first time that we have organised a programme like this and I am confident that it will prove to be a real success.”
Residents interested in taking part can fill in and submit an application form, which are available through the Shiregreen neighbourhoods team by calling 0800 131 3348 (0300 123 3511 from a mobile) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are open until 5pm on Friday 13 September.
This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.