Employment and training support

We provide our residents with a variety of exciting internal and external employment and training opportunities. Through our Worksmart training and employment programme we support our residents to achieve their goals such as looking for a job, thinking of a career change or looking for training opportunities.

Worksmart is able to support our residents through:

  • Employment and training advice
  • Training to improve your skills
  • Information on job opportunities
  • Employment advice sessions

    As part of our Worksmart programme, we offer our residents free employment advice sessions at our Housing Office, 6 Stockwell Park Walk. We will arrange your first session with our Employment Advisor, where you can discuss what type of work you are interested in and the steps needed to get there.

    This could involve writing a CV, completing job applications, going on a training course, volunteering or joining an apprenticeship programme. After the first session your advisor will arrange weekly sessions with you.

    How to access employment support

    If you or anyone in your household would like to make an appointment with our employment advisor, please fill out our contact us form.

     

  • Job Club

    We offer a free Job Club every Thursday from 10.30am to 1pm at our Stockwell Park Walk office. Come along and have an informal chat with an employment advisor about how we could support you into work.

    How to access Job Club

    This is a drop-in service and no appointment is required. You can also contact us by filling out our contact us form.

  • MyWorkSearch

    This is a free online recruitment tool that is available to all our residents. It is designed to help you build an effective CV, and search and apply for jobs.

    The tool brings together thousands of jobs from major jobsites and sorts them to help you access new jobs. There is an Activity Management Area with a calendar so you can see all the jobs you’ve applied for and who you’ve sent your CV.

    You can merge MyWorkSearch with the Job Centre’s Universal Job Match so your advisor can see that you are actively seeking employment.

    There are a variety of free online seminars that can support you ranging from help with searching for jobs to preparing for an interview.

    How to access MyWorkSearch

    If you would like to sign up and use this tool, please fill out our contact us form. You will then receive your personal login details and a brief training session so that you can get the best out of the system.

  • Apprenticeship Scheme

    In September 2017 we are relaunching our apprenticeship scheme and are looking for two residents who would like to take part.

    This scheme has been hugely successful in the past. Many of our previous apprentices continue to work at SW9 Community Housing and Network Homes. They now work in full time roles such as Income Officer, Assistant Project Manager, Customer Services Officer and Aftercare Assistant.

    Our previous apprentices who continue to work at SW9 Community Housing and Network Homes

    On the scheme, apprentices will split their time between working at the SW9 Community Housing office and studying on a Business Administration course 1 day a week at Lambeth College.

    Keep an eye out on our website for more information about the scheme. If you would like to apply for the apprenticeship scheme, please email Lily Goodwin at lily.goodwin@sw9.org.uk or call our office on 020 7326 3700.

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