Empowering Employment Workshops

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments


Over almost two decades, Venn Group consultants have placed tens of thousands of skilled professionals into exciting new opportunities. Through this experience, we have a vast collective understanding of what makes someone an appealing prospective employee.

While our ability to impart this knowledge to our candidates is paramount to ensuring they have the best chance possible of securing a new role, we don’t just fill jobs; our purpose is to create a positive impact. To increase our added value, we offer workshops on all things employability for our clients’ stakeholders, as part of our ‘Empowering Employment’ initiative.

The benefits of these workshops are tried and tested, having held a number with various local government and social enterprise clients in partnership with Matrix SCM this year. Examples include those held at London Borough of Waltham Forest, Westminster Adult Education Service and Volunteer Centre Camden.

Not only are these workshops focused on equipping people with practical skills they can transfer to their job search – such as interview and CV writing tips – but a large part of the benefit is instilling confidence.

Our London consultants, Jade Gorrod and Jason Woodhouse saw the impact of these sessions, following a workshop with students at the Westminster Adult Education Service:

We covered many topics, including how to sell their transferable skills, how to make their CVs stand out, and how to impress at interview. The students asked a lot of relevant questions, especially within areas that they have struggled with when searching for work.

Activities included students talking about their skill sets and giving active examples of how they would sell these to prospective employers. We rounded off the session with some mock interviews so they could practice how to respond to a range of interview questions. The students were engaged and we had lots of interesting discussions on how our advice could help them secure work in the future.”

If you would like more information on how we can support your organisation’s stakeholders through our Empowering Employment initiative, then please email info@venngroup.com

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