Workshops to help refugees gain employment 

 Please contact Elliot Reid on 07943 027922 to join any workshop.

4th May: How to write a CV and a COVER LETTER

A CV is a short, written summary of your skills, achievements and experience. You use it in the first stage of applying for jobs. Employers often ask for a CV instead of an application form. You can do it on paper or online. When you apply for a job using a CV, you should always include a cover letter.

This workshop will guide you to create a CV and Cover Letter that gets you through to the interview stage. 

  • Our CV advice focuses on what to include and how to make it stand out.
  • A good cover letter will get your CVor application form noticed. A cover letter introduces you to an employer and asks them to think about your application. It’s a short letter – 3 to 5 paragraphs – that you should send with your CV


18th  May: How to become an ADMIN ASSISTANT 

Sometimes known as office administrators, clerical assistants or administrative assistants, admin assistants give support to offices by organising meetings, typing documents and updating computer records.

  • This workshop will focus on how to become one, what it takes and careers paths and progression.
  • Dealing with queries on the phone, by email and on social media, greeting visitors at reception, typing letters, reports and other business documents, updating computer records and printing and photocopying items are some of the things you may do.


1st June: How to do well in TELEPHONE and VIDEO INTERVIEWS

In this workshop we will advise on how to prepare and succeed in telephone interviews and how to do well video interviews

An interview is a chance for an employer to see if you’re the right person for the job. It’s your chance to make a good impression and show what you have to offer. You can also use it to help you decide if the job and the company are right for you.

  • Telephone interviews take place in the early stages of the job selection process.
  • Video interviews are similar to face-to-face interviews; however, you’re interviewed online, using an application like Skype or Zoom.

Follow our tips in this workshop to show an employer you are the best person for the job. 


15th June: Would you like help with packing? Things CASHIERS do 

In this workshop, we’ll be finding out what it’s like to serve customers at tills in supermarkets and large retail stores. Cashiers are also known as Checkout Operators or Till Assistants.

  • You can apply directly to job vacancies.
  • There are no set entry requirements though some employers may ask for High School level Maths and English.
  • Experience of handling cash and serving customers will be helpful. 

With experience you may be able to apply for other retail roles like supervisor or sales assistant either in the same organisation or in other retail outlets.

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