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

Today I had a one-to-one careers interview with Eileen and I found the experience a very positive one. She was very helpful and supportive and gave me an action plan to focus on. I came in feeling very overwhelmed and I now have small steps to take which has helped a lot.

Careers Advice Service User 24 March 2016

Eileen has been great with giving me some direction & structure as to how I approach my career search. I have felt confused with regards to the job market in the UK, but leaving feeling motivated and positive. Thank you.

Careers Advice Service User 4 October 2017

I feel much more relaxed now! Well-informed & ready to approach my job search with aplomb. I feel I have been given excellent advice by someone who is knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. She has provided me with website information & printouts of C.V. writing booklet which will help enormously. A friendly attitude has made me more positive. Thank you!

Careers Advice Service User 13 November 2017

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