Do you want to work but are finding it hard to know what you want to do? Are you worried you don’t have the experience or the first step to take? Aged 16 - 18? We can help.
Our employment coaches know that there are many reasons why someone isn’t in work or training. When you don’t yet believe in yourself, they already do.
Often attending an interview or completing an application form is one of the last steps to finding employment. First, it’s about discovering your talents, interests and confidence. For some, we’ve helped; the first and biggest step can be leaving the house.
We’ll give you a single coach and support you on a one-to-one basis. You will meet with your coach regularly, and they will help you think about what you enjoy doing, what you are good at and what you might like to do in the future.
Along with your coach, you will put together a plan that breaks down your goals into manageable steps, and we will give you support every step of the way to help you achieve these.
We could help you:
- Improve your confidence and self-esteem
- Develop life skills and set life goals
- Get valuable work experience
- Get into education, training or apprenticeships and traineeships
- Improve your CV and interview techniques
- Find and maintain work.
Does it work?
In the past year, we have given employment coaching to over 30 young people; nearly 90% of those we helped went back to college, into training or found employment.
What do others say about our support?
“I first met Donna from Key through West End impact. I’ve been raising my family and caring for relatives, and I hadn’t worked for twenty years. I wanted to work with animals at school, but the career advisor said it would be better to work with children, and I ended up working in care homes until I had my son. When I first met Donna, we talked about getting back to work, and she gave me her card. I then called her, and she came to see me. At that point, we looked at working options, and I thought about being a childminder. Donna researched all the options for me, but I decided it would be too complicated. I then said I loved animals and would like to become a dog walker. Donna didn’t mind me changing tack and helped me with the research, the DBS and sorting out my insurance. We talked about promotion, and I set up a Facebook page, and Donna got me some flyers to help me promote my business, MK dog walking service. I was so excited when I got my first customer. The week after, I got another customer. It was brilliant. It’s not all been easy. I‘ve been bitten, and I’ve hurt my foot at the moment so I can’t walk the dogs, so I’ve lost a lot of clients. It’s a bit disheartening, but Donna is supportive, and she assures me we can get back on track.“I’m doing some animal care training courses whilst I’m off my feet, and I have leaflets ready to get back out there when I’m ready.”
How to do I get employment coaching?
If you are interested in talking to us about employment coaching and are aged 16 - 18 please contact us.