Employability Skills Workshop

As part of Southwark Giving’s (SG) Grant Giving Pilot Programme for the benefit of grassroots charities in Southwark, SG also offered non-financial support through it’s local corporate partners to promote the creation of long term and sustainable relationships between local charities and corporates. 

The Prime Plus IT Project has been working with 50+ year client group, in 3 cohorts over a 3 month period (Oct to Dec 2019), who have no or limited IT skills and want to improve on their digital skills. The project has helped the participants learn basic operation of a computer or IT device, introduction to Word for Windows, saving and retrieving documents, typing skills, setting up and running email account, how to jobsearch and apply for job online, attaching or sending CV to prospective employer or in a job application. Midlife careers review and Employability skills have also been included in the course.

On the 13 of Nov 2019, Richard Stewart, Managing Director of Mindbench led an Employability Skills Workshop at Pecan, which was a big success. 

It was attended by 4 people on Pecan’s back2work programme, the IT skills component of which SG is funding through the PP. 

Richard took the participants through CV, Cover Letter and Application writing tips and examples. It was very personalised and the participants received individual attention.

Richard said, “it was a pleasure to take part in the Workshop and to meet everyone involved in the programme. I’m glad it was useful for the participants…I learnt a lot too”

Wilhelmina Quaynor, Programme Coordinator, Journey2Work Programme said about the Workshop, “The clients found the session very useful and we did a recap the next day, to ensure they would use the tips you provided to them when doing their job search, tailoring their CV and attending job interviews…”