Work Experience with Right2Work
Many potential job seekers use a number of areas such as traditional day services, some attend job centres or receive support from health and social care agencies. At Right2Work we maintain close links with a wide range of referring agencies and seek to encourage people to explore employment as a way of improving their quality of life.
Right2Work are a Cumbria County Council approved provider of day opportunities, with work experience available at the Furniture Warehouse in Kendal and at the Appleby Hub.
Day placement positions within an overall team of nearly 41 people.
Participants at the Furniture Warehouse receive modular training in general workplace skills as well as retail, furniture delivery and collection, recycling, refurbishing (including upholstery) and domestic appliance repair.
At the Appleby Hub, the work experience is focused on customer service, food preparation, food hygiene, communication and numeracy.
The first element of a successful job match is the vocational profiling or “getting to know you” process. Here we identify the aspirations, learning needs, individual skills, past experiences and job interests of the job seeker. Working with families and individuals own networks, we gather the information needed to develop a good job match. We look to identify the ideal job for the job seeker based on their skills and preferences.
Interview Support and Preparation
We will provide you with support and coaching that focuses on attending interviews. This coaching will look at a number of key areas that include:
- key questions you may be asked
- discussing your skills and important points about you
- what to expect in an interview
- overcoming barriers to employment
Right2Work provide one to one job coaching within the work place. The job coach will work alongside you identifying the individual tasks that make up your job and ensuring that you are able to undertake these tasks to the best of your ability. The job coach will also work alongside the employer/manager to provide regular reviews and updates as to your progress based on the pre-agreed tasks that were set down at the start of the job/placement.
Opportunities with other employers
We work alongside you to identify work and working environments that would best suit your skills and interests. Many people who receive our support have never worked or not worked for many years and may need support to make informed choices about career opportunities.
We will be announcing partnerships with other employers over the next few months.