Employment Support Programme
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
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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/”
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
REDUNDACY ADVICE FROM ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
Essex County Council have put together a guide for those facing redundancy including details on mental health, finances and future employment.
You can acess the Redundacy Pack HERE
WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
10AM - SPEED INTERVIEW DAY
To take part as a candidate CLICK HERE
To join us as an employer CLICK HERE
- THE NEW HOMES GROUP
- 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
Support and advice for those who are unemployed, struggling with anxiety, low mood or a lack of confidence