Ready for Work
Our Ready for Work Programme supports adults whose lives are socially disadvantaged by providing opportunities and short-term placements with our engaged businesses to obtain and sustain employment. In doing so, we enable individuals to lead successful lives and actively contribute to a prosperous society.
Ensuring work-readiness – Ready for Work managers meet prospective clients to make sure that they are ‘work ready’
Professional training – Topics covered include self-esteem, motivational skills, expected workplace behaviours, CV and interview skills.
Week 3 & 4
Two-week work placements – Companies provide a trained ‘buddy’ to support and encourage clients on placement, give constructive feedback and write references to help in their future job search.
Support to gain and sustain work – access to job coaches, and hosting and delivering training.
These days are designed to support our clients on their journey into employment. This support is offered to ensure the client remains positive whilst job searching, and tailor-made support is offered by The Big Trust to meet the individual needs of each client.
Programme graduates receive weekly support for 6 months in seeking employment. The programme is delivered with support for 6 months in seeking employment. The programme is delivered with the support of the national charity ‘Business in the Community’.
Pre-placement training and work placements
Training is an essential part of the Ready for Work programme, and we rely on employee volunteers to make it a success. Two days of training help to prepare people for their work placement, giving them the confidence to succeed in the workplace.
Topics covered include:
CV and interview skills
Interested in our programme?
If you are interested in one of our programmes and would like to find out more about how you can enrol, you can contact us by:
Call or email us using the details provided further down
Message us on social media
Using the contact page
Ask a key worker from another organisation to refer you over via email on your behalf
Structured work placements provide invaluable experience for people facing barriers to work. By providing placements, businesses can make a massive difference to individuals’ chances of employment by helping them build their CVs, develop key employability skills, improve self-confidence, and gain essential references.
How businesses can get involved
Your business can get involved in this important programme in a number of ways. Whether it be offering to be a job coach, volunteering time or space, or by hosting a work placement.
To find out more, you can connect with a member of our team by using the below details.