As the financial year comes to a close, we’re delighted to announce that in the year 2019/20 our Employment, Support and Training (EST) team have helped nearly 800 people into employment, voluntary roles or training, far surpassing the targets set for the year.
Our EST team provides free training, advice and support to individuals, including CV writing, career advice, access to training opportunities, help to find voluntary roles and paid employment and access to our CREATE self-employment course. The team gives individuals the confidence and skills needed to find a job and bring business ideas to life.
This year, the team have helped:
235 people into employment or self-employment
12 into volunteer positions
538 into training.
Speaking of the team’s success, Chris Adams, Employment, Support and Training Manager said: “Supporting 235 into employment and self-employment as well as over 500 into training has been an amazing achievement and demonstrates Radian’s commitment to supporting residents. From a personal point of view, these figures are fantastic and I feel incredibly proud to lead a team of passionate, driven and committed staff members that truly believe in “creating opportunities to change lives”
Adapting in the face of COVID-19
While coronavirus may have put a halt on all in-person training courses for now, that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop providing the resources and training our customers need. We’re adapting to ensure our customers continue to receive the support they deserve, moving to online courses for the foreseeable future and offering phone appointments for our employment advice and support services. Normality will resume and it’s important we continue to help prepare our customers and ensure they can reach their full potential when opportunities arise. Whenever that may be.
Chris said, “Due to the Covid 19 situation it has been important for the Employment Team to move quickly and adjust its current offers. The team are in the process of transferring its training and support to online initiatives and hope to launch this over the next two weeks – this will include Wellbeing workshops which we hope will help our residents to cope with the current lockdown procedures.”