Our Colchester

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMME

Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) has launched their Employment Support Programme, focused on supporting those who have lost their job or face redundancies due to Covid-19.

 

If you're currently looking for your next career step or for some assistance and guidance, get in touch by completing this short form. https://forms.gle/B1qNhyNWEgWF8t3Q6

Key Partners

Happy Days Photography

 

HeadsUp

Lighthouse Personnel

Manager of the Our Colchester BID, Sam Good, said “We have been devastated by the recent loss to our town centre through Topshop/Topman & Debenhams closure announcements with a large number of jobs lost as a result. Therefore, we wanted to do something to help the former employees of these businesses and others that have also lost their job.

“We have a wealth of excellent organisations with vacancies to fill and we hope that this programme can give former employees of organisations such as Arcadia and Debenhams their next career move. We are over the moon to have partnered with local recruitment experts, Lighthouse Personnel, who will deliver the webinars and Speed Interview Day with us

We also recognise that redundancy is a really hard process, so we’re pleased to have partnered with HeadsUp, who offer employment support to people in Essex who are unemployed and need help building confidence and facing anxiety around seeking work. It’s not uncommon to find unemployment and redundancy a stressful situation and can cause people to feel low and have a real knock to their confidence, so seeking support is important.  Funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund HeadsUp offers free 1:1 peer support, wellbeing workshops and practical skills such as CV writing, interview practise and introductions to digital job searching. The programme is free and you can find out more here https://enableeast.org.uk/headsup/

WHAT'S ON

OUR EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT GUIDE

Our guide runs through everything you need to know around what support is available to you and how you can take your next step in your career. This guide has been created to give you guidance and highlight a raft of support that is available to you, whether you are looking at  stepping into a full-time job, you would like to do some volunteering or maybe you would like to further your skills through additional education, you will find the links below for you. We have also partnered with HeadsUp, who offer employment support to people in Essex who are unemployed and need help building confidence and facing anxiety around seeking work.

Employment Support Guide CLICK HERE

 

TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
11AM - Interview Techniques webinar - Click here to register 

 

3PM - CV Writing & LinkedIn Utilization webinar - Click here to register

 

4:30PM - Speed Interview Day Pre-event meeting

 

Click HERE to see recordings from these sessions.

 

WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
10AM - SPEED INTERVIEW DAY

To take part as a candidate CLICK HERE

To join us as an employer CLICK HERE

ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED:

  • CAREUK
  • SPICERHAART
  • THE NEW HOMES GROUP
  • COMMUNITY360
  • ZED SECURITY
  • KJ ELITE CLEANING
  • THREE WISE MONKEYS
  • FABER BESPOKE
  • RAPID ELECTRONICS
  • METRO BANK
  • DAVIES MOTOR GROUP

 

THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
FREE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT

Free Professional Headshots helping you to really stand out and put yourself forward in a professional way to future employers. The Portrait truck will be set up in Culver Square on the day for you to book your slot free of charge. The Portrait Truck allows for socially distanced, covid-secure photography to help you get the professional look on your CV and social media platforms.

CLICK HERE to book your slot

ONLINE RESOURCES

HEADSUP

Support and advice for those who are unemployed, struggling with anxiety, low mood or a lack of confidence

THE VOLUNTEER CENTRE

For a wealth of volunteer opportunities visit The Volunteer Centre

COLBEA

Considering making the move to becoming self-employed?

NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE

For further career's guidance and support

COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL

Support for residents and communities

COLCHESTER JOB CENTRE

For guidance on local jobs available

COLCHESTER INSTITUTE

For further education and training courses