Trafford Housing Trust (THT) customers seeking employment and training opportunities can find support in the organisation’s Employment and Skills service. Working with over 50 organisations, THT customers can gain access to existing employment and training support programmes and find sustainable employment that suits their ambitions.
THT residents accessing the service will benefit from a personalised action plan outlining links to relevant organisations offering support based on an individual’s needs. Support available includes goal and ambition setting, assistance sourcing and applying for training, education and job opportunities, CV writing, tips on preparing for an interview and help to navigate a pathway for a career change. Residents can also seek help accessing financial support for travel expenses and access to work clothes.
Across the country unemployment has risen as a negative effect of the pandemic. In the North West the lack of opportunities and available jobs have become additionally apparent, with job opportunities in sectors such as retail, travel and hospitality reduced drastically. The Employment and Skills service was developed to combat these issues, helping THT customers find an alternative pathway to training and employment through local and national organisations.
THT residents looking to gain support can contact the Trust’s specialist Employment and Skills Advisor who will assess an individual’s employment and skills needs and provide signposting and advice. Customers can access the service for up to six months to navigate between support services and a pathway into employment.
Since launching in late 2020, the service has helped 27% of THT residents using the service start work. It has also assisted 68% of these residents move closer to employment and 24% start a course.
The service is available to all THT residents and members in their household who are unemployed or working less than 16-hours per week and over the age of sixteen.
Nikki Mosley, Employment and Skills Advisor said: “As the pandemic continues, the rate of unemployment is unfortunately increasing, we want to ensure our customers feel fully supported through these difficult times and that they know where to go to access employment and skills support. Through the service we hope to enable our customers to find avenues into employment or training which are both suitable and sustainable to their needs.”
THT customers can contact our specialist Employment and Skills Advisor, Nikki Mosley via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0300 777 7777. Or for more information visit our website traffordhousingtrust.co.uk/employmentsupport.
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