The Friends Centre Career Development programme

The Friends Centre offers a comprehensive career development programme for adults, who are seeking:

  • Employment – New job
  • Career change – New beginning
  • Education and training – New skills

The programme includes a powerful package of:

  • One to one careers interviews – includes an agreed full action plan for you to follow
  • Access to an on-line careers website – Career information, assessment & much more
  • Supported by a national help line – offering information & advice

Our adviser is professionally trained and has many years’ experience of working with adults.

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One-to-one careers interviews

One to one careers interviews are available to you if you meet one or more of the criteria listed below:

  • Have a disability, illness or learning difficulty
  • Are recently redundant (less than 6 months)
  • Are threatened with redundancy
  • Are on one of the following benefits – ESA WRAG, Universal Credit, JSA or Income Support
  • Have been out of work for more than 2 years
  • Have a highest qualification below Level 3 – (Level 3 is equivalent to either 3 A levels or NVQ Level 3)

For more information, or to book an interview please call 01273 810210, or email us at [email protected].

National Careers Service helpline

National Careers Service helpline: 0800 100 900

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

 

 

What to expect at a careers interview

You will meet with our qualified and experienced information, advice and guidance professional in our interview room. The meetings are normally an hour long and will allow time for you to get help and support to move forward. You will be able to get advice to help you make informed decisions and design actions towards reaching your future goals. Help can be given to overcome challenges, build on your strengths, improve your skills and develop job search skills. Your adviser will work with you to develop an action plan which you will be given at the end of the session.

To book a careers interview, check your eligibility and then call 01273 810210, or email us at [email protected].


Testimonials

The IAG Officer has identified my needs and offered me an abundance of information and opportunities to investigate. I am very grateful. Excellent service.

Careers Advice Service User 24 March 2016

I am writing to tell you that I have an interview next week!!!!!!!! And do you know what??? It is for the job whose cover letter you helped me to do!!! So thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I am preparing an application form for another organisation, it is a similar role that you helped me to do before, so it is going to be easy!!!

Careers Advice Service User 24 March 2016

Our discussion really helped to focus my mind on what I should be aiming for – customer service, retail etc – and how to draw up my cv to build on relevant experience in these areas.

Careers Advice Service User 24 March 2016

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