Celebrating our 106th person into Work with NCS, the LEP and Cllr Matthew Brown.
City & Guilds in Online Basics.
Well done! Gain a City & Guilds Qualification.
1-2-1 support at Work Club.
Work Academy (Funded by Preston City Council)
Life Academy 2 - European Skills Fund, WEA (Workers' Educational Association).
Learn those basic computer skills.
Self Affirmation - Building Confidence.
Gain confidence to develop those skills!
Learn essential job searching skills.
Team building skills can be fun with spaghettit!
Building up confidence.
Together you can!
Intact's Support for Jobseekers
Intact provides a wide range of support services and learning opportunities to help people get 'Back into Work'. From developing Online Job Skills to a City & Guilds in Online Basics Entry Level 3 Award, Work Club and volunteering opportunities to Work Academy and Employability Skills.
Whichever path you take, Intacts Staff, Volunteers, Students and Service Users offer friendly support and expert help to build your confidence and guide you back into work.
Work Club is a place where people who are actively seeking work can meet each Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.
The Work ClubTeam offer a range of specialist skills. Most importantly they are able to listen and help members create a personalised plan of action which will help them move forward. The Work Club offers the following support:
Information about courses and training that could boost employment potential.
IT and Job Search Skills including coaching with Universal Job Match.
A free ‘CV MOT’ service, helping jobseekers to improve existing CVs, or create ones from scratch.
Peer to Peer support.
Links with other organisations that may be able to help.
'Employability' can be defined in many ways, but in the main it's about preparing individuals for employment and developing their transferable skills. In a nutshell, it's about helping to build confidence in their abilities and realise their employment potential.
Intact provides access to a range of accredited and non-accredited courses covering IT and 'Key Employability Skills' including Confidence Building, Interviewing Skills etc, all aimed at helping Jobseekers to achieve that employment potential.
Intact is a delivery partner in four projects in Lancashire, Age of Opportunity, Invest in Youth, Changing Futures and ReachIT, which is part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities scheme which brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.
Age of Opportunity is led by Selnet and supports people who are over 50 and currently unemployed or economically inactive to improve their skills and employment opportunities.
Invest in Youth is led by Selnet and supports young people aged 15-24 and currently unemployed or economically inactive (including those not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET) to improve their skills and employability.
ReachIT Digital Inclusion Project is led by WEA and supports individuals to gain basic online skills and have the skills and confidence to access digital technologies. It has aspecific focus on those people who are most at risk of social exclusion, aged 18 and over, engaging them to overcome the barriers produced by a lack of skills and training, specifically digital skills, and support those people to move towards and into employment.
Work Academy, funded by the Preston City Council, is a free supported course aimed at adults, over 18 years, who are unemployed and actively seeking work. The course is run over a period of eight weeks and includes:
Confidence Building and Empowerment.
One to one guidance, coaching and mentoring.
The chance for 'peer group' support and to build new friendships.
Past experience has shown that those people attending similar academies such as our 'Life Academy' have greatly improved their chances of securing employment.
Creative Connections is a pilot scheme funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation (England & Wales) and supports people in learning new skills, growing in confidence, overcoming barriers and to gain invaluable experience, whilst also making a difference to the local community.
This is a unique opportunity for particpants’ to harness and explore their natural creativity to boost general well-being and develop transferable skills in a fun and accessible way.
To find out more check out the blog icreativeconnections which has been created to capture all the amazing work being done.
Job hunting can be difficult, and these days lots of jobs are only advertised online. This can mean if you’re not confident using computers you could be missing out on lots of great opportunities.
As a UK Online Centre, Intact provides one to one support in gaining the basic digital skills required to use common job search websites and completing online forms. We can also help with identifying your personal learning needs, using Universal Jobmatch and setting up and using an email account.
90% of all new jobs require digital skill.
72% of employers say they wouldn’t even interview a candidate who doesn't have basic computer skills.
City & Guilds are recognised by 99% of employers and the Online Basics Award covers the essential IT skills required to do 90% of all new jobs. It's also a stepping-stone onto further qualifications, and a great confidence boost to show you exactly how much you've learned.
The course follows the essential IT skills covered in the popular LearnMyWay Online Basics course delivered at Intact: Communicating with Email, Searching the Internet and Using the Internet Safely.
This qualification is FREE to anyone who is actively seeking employment. It's a great addition to your CV and can prove to employers and yourself that you've got some great IT skills.