Jobseekers in Grimsby will be able to choose from two fully-funded Industry skills training courses in April.
The courses provide people with sector specific skills, knowledge and qualifications and are totally free to jobseekers providing they meet certain eligibility criteria.
Starting on Monday 1st April is a Customer Service workshop that provides people with important skills and knowledge for a career in the sector. With customer service skills required in numerous professions including retail, hospitality and administration, it’s a great pre-employment course for people who’d like to keep their career choices open.
Then at the end of the month is a Hospitality course starting on Monday 29th April. Hospitality is currently the fourth largest employer in the UK, with over 2 million people working in the sector. Popular jobs include bartending, waiting staff and travel and tourism roles. It’s a great sector for people looking for seasonal work with flexible working hours. The training includes a Basic Food Hygiene certificate which is highly sought after by employers and will add real value to a jobseeker’s CV.
“These courses are a great stepping stone for anyone with little or no work experience in a chosen sector because they gain sector specific knowledge and recognised Level 1 qualifications,” said Helen Umpleby, Think Employment’s Lead Learner Recruiter.
“People are more than welcome to take more than one workshop because many of the skills you will learn are easily transferable.”
“We speak to local employers about job vacancies and voluntary placements all the time so our learners have the opportunity to find work or hone their newfound skills and gain the confidence required to move into employment.”
In addition to all of these great pre-employment courses on offer in April, people who enrol on a Think Employment workshop will also benefit from their ‘into work support service’ and receive CV assistance, interview preparation and help applying for jobs. This service has helped more than 50,000 people boost their chances of finding work and since 2003 and almost 5,000 in the last 12 months.
To be able to receive these courses free of charge, people need to be over the age of 19, lived in the UK or EU for the last three years and in receipt of a work-related benefit. Alternatively, people in employment who earn less than £15,736pa can also receive the training fully funded as long as they can attend the full five-day course.