EmployAbility South

Employabilty South aims is to improve employability by building confidence, skills and qualifications for work. The programme could also lead to a paid work placement providing an excellent opportunity to further develop skills and really get your career back on track.  Read more information about the programme below.

 

We can support employers to recruit new staff for their business and provide paid work placements. The Employability South programme is funded by the Northern Ireland Executive through the Social Investment Fund.

What can we do for you?

If eligible, you will receive support from our dedicated team. This support will take place over 6 phases.

1. WELCOME AND ASSESSMENT

Get a chance to meet our team and other participants. Your journey begins by looking at your job readiness and discussing how we can help you to access work.

This will include support with the essential skills that are needed for the workplace - as well as help and assistance with numeracy, literacy and ICT skills we have designed the programme to include industry and employer specific essential skills support to ensure a person gets dedicated essential skills support directly linked to their employment aspirations.

2. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS BUILDER

We will help you to overcome the issues that prevent you from working. There will be a range of options available to assist you and we will begin to explore your potential employment pathway.

3. EMPLOYMENT INTERESTS

Mentoring support will help you choose which employment pathway suits you best — don’t worry if you're not sure, we can help you to look at all areas and explore the best choices for you.

4. JOB READINESS PLAN

Completion of an individual development plan will help ensure that you are building the correct skills for your chosen employment pathway. We will review your existing skills and also help you develop new and specialist skills.

5. PREPARATION FOR WORK

We will focus on further developing skills and confidence for work and help prepare you for a potential work placement/paid employment.

6. IN EMPLOYMENT PHASE/NEXT STEPS

Possibility of a 13 week paid work placement and next steps support to continue your development.

Key Contact

Stephen Atkinson

028 9033 2313
GEMS NI LTD 24-31 Shaftesbury Square Belfast BT2 7DB
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