We are an award winning organisation, employing over 1000 staff, providing nearly 21,000 affordable homes in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Sussex, and Wiltshire; and providing care and support to over 450 people across the South East, through Radian Support.
We strive to create conditions where our residents, people we support, communities and staff can flourish. We aim for excellence in all of the affordable housing and care & support services that we offer. We are a diverse and vibrant social business, with a strong sense of commercial reality.
To find out more, visit our 'About Radian' page!
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Radian is committed to helping our residents flourish. It is isn't easy to secure training, a job or even an interview right now, so Radian has set up EST - Employment, Support and Training, to help give you the best chance of success.
Changes in the welfare benefit system may have already affected you if you are in receipt of housing benefit and so, if you are looking to get into employment, let us give you a guiding hand.
The EST team offers all kinds of practical job hunting help and tailored training programmes to help to boost confidence, self esteem and presentation skills - little things that can make a big difference in today's job market.
We've also created a booklet called the 'Employer's Toolkit: A Guide to Work Placements and Apprenticeships' which detials our approach to engaging trainees on work placements.
EST is open to all Radian residents and is completely free of charge so whether you need help finding work, training, an apprenticeship or voluntary opportunity, EST can help you get ahead of the rest!
EST has training programmes in all four Radian areas and offer a CV writing service. The training covers a whole range of skills, accredited and non accredited courses such as:
- Employment Skills
- Basic and Intermediate IT Skills
- Door Stewarding/Supervising
- Basic First Aid
- Food Hygiene
- CSCS Card
- Health and Safety
- Empower to Self Employment
EST offers a bespoke job searching service, interview skills and can provide good quality 2nd hand business wear clothing (where available) for those with pending interviews.
EST also sources and supports work experience placements for residents both internal and external to Radian. Radian has partnered Prime Work programme provider A4e and sub-prime Wheatsheaf Trust, and as a result, has set up a number of work programme placements within the group. These placements are for long-term unemployed people and last for a six month period.
Once involved in the project you may find you would benefit from the aid of a volunteer; someone signposted to offer 1:1 support in pursuit of making positive changes. EST can match you with a local volunteer who can support you as much or as little as necessary. We treat everyone individually so that the service fully benefits YOU and your personal goals.
If you want to know more and get involved, please call our friendly team on FREE phone 0800 422 0570 or email email@example.com and we will guide you through.
Give Us A Chance consortium
We're proud to be a member of Give Us A Chance; the leading employment and skills consortium in the social housing sector.
Check the course lists below for training in your area!
What: Thames Open Days
When: Wednesday 26th February
11:00-17:30 Longwood Park, Common Road, Langley, SL3 8TN
14:00-17:30 The Greyhound, 16 Common Road, Eton Wick, SL4 6JE
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What: Thames Open Days
When: Thursday 27th February
10:30-12:00 Wetherspoons, Grenville Place, Bracknell, RG12 1BP
13:00-16:00 Jennett’s Park Community Centre, Jennett’s Park, Bracknell, RG12 8EB
10:30-13:00 Costa Coffee, 43 Church Street, Caversham, RG4 8BA
13:30-17:00 Caversham Children’s Centre, 114 Amersham Road, Caversham, RG4 5NA
We host events all year round so keep checking back for more!