Employability is about being ‘job ready’. This includes the ‘soft skills’ outside of formal qualifications that employers are looking for and these depend on the type of work it is.
How do you gain employability skills?
You may have some of these skills without even realising. Doing a CV plan can help to identify where you have these skills. In addition, a Skills Assessment can also help; see the Skills Assessment tab for more information.
Adult Education and Community Learning offer courses suitable to boost your employability skills and enhance your overall employability. If you are a customer of Jobcentre Plus, ask your Work Coach about our Work Skills and Digital Skills courses.
These courses are aimed at giving you the necessary skills to be able to look for a job, handle an interview and skills that will carry you through to employment. With support networks in place to help you with your CV, interview skills and information, advice and guidance on looking for work. Adult Education and Community Learning hold a free weekly Careers and Skills Hub. Contact us for the latest times and days.
Our partners at The Action Station and Jobcentre Plus are also ready to help you.
The Action Station is based at Scunthorpe Central. It is a one-stop shop for skills and employment. They offer multiple services to enhance your employment prospects and support you into a career choice that you want.
T: 01724 296969
Who can use the Action Station?
If you’re over 16, Unemployed or looking for a job or looking to upskill your talents.
What do they offer?
The Action Station, along with its partners, offers a wide range of support options to move you forward into a job, career or trade. Help with careers advice, CV workshops, one-to-one job search, job application forms, especially for North Lincolnshire Council; training opportunities and the most appropriate signposting.
The Job Club runs on Tuesday 1PM – 3PM and is open to anybody. During the Covid-19 Lockdown, we are able to support you on the phone or online with any job search.
If you are 40+
1-1 adviser who will look out for jobs for you and give you sound advice to move you forward.
This is a programme to support anybody with learning difficulties or disabilities and help to prepare you for work or volunteering.
Action Station 16+
For anybody 16 – 24 who is looking for work, training or education. You will have 1-1 support on this programme and by keeping in contact with a buddy. The support includes: helping to build your confidence, accessing training or an apprenticeship, finding you volunteering hours, building your CV. During Covid-19, we can also help you support your family and progress with any distance learning that you undertake to pass the time.
Building Better Opportunities
The B.B.O is funded by Community Funding and ESF, supports anybody over the age of 25 to find work, training, or education. This is mainly a 1-2-1 programme; however, they do run various group sessions. It helps you to build confidence, skills and a social network.