Empowering Employment Initiative
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
This week, we are delighted to launch our Empowering Employment initiative.
Over nearly two decades, Venn Group has established itself as a trusted market-leading recruitment agency. During this time, we have supported the success of thousands of organisations and individual careers by filling critical skills gaps with skilled professionals. However, we don’t just fill jobs; our purpose is to create a positive impact. Alongside our day to day work recruiting into our clients’ teams, we undertake additional activities across the business through our Empowering Employment initiative. These utilise our abilities as recruitment experts to provide support to a wider range of people.
Young Women’s Trust
Venn Group is proud to support the Young Women’s Trust, whose purpose is to support young women aged 18-30 struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them.
Part of this support includes our participation in their ‘Work It Out’ CV Feedback programme. Through this, our consultants have provided CV and job application advice to almost 100 young women over the course of the last 6 months. The feedback from service users has been testament to the efforts of all our volunteers:
“Thank you very much for the feedback, it has been incredibly helpful and I'll definitely apply these changes to improve the quality of my CV…you've been brilliant and I will let you know how the job search goes!”
Targeted at those looking to improve their employment prospects, we have held a number of workshops with organisations such as the Westminster Adult Education Service and Volunteer Centre Camden. Such sessions include discussions on topics such as effective job hunting, CV writing and interview techniques; all of which we have an in-depth understanding of through work as consultants.
While these are things we advise our candidates on every day, our specialism in professional recruitment means that there is a section of society that we do not cover. Workshops such as these allows us to reach a far larger number of people, adding value beyond our normal remit.
Specifically in the education sector, we have taken part in a number of events that allow us to pass on our expertise to the professionals of tomorrow. These include attendance at careers’ fairs and pop-up CV surgeries at universities such as Regent’s University London and London Southbank University.
We are also excited to get involved in a new mentoring programme this month with the University of Westminster and Birkbeck University. This will last 6 months, during which participating students will have direct exposure to members of our management team through monthly one-to-one sessions on employment.
Empowering Young People
It is also important to support the prospects of young people who choose a different path to further study, and we have done this through our involvement in the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Cultural Leadership Programme. This involved a workshop on ‘Preparing for Work’ with the programme’s 16-25 year old trainees, during which we discussed their goals and how they can develop their skills to achieve these moving forward.
Additionally, members of our management team were delighted to act as women ambassadors for the London Borough of Sutton’s ‘Women Mean Business’ event at Nonsuch High School for Girls. This was a fantastic opportunity to provide pupils with examples of successful women at an early age, and show them that they too can achieve whatever goals they set themselves in their careers.
If you would like further details on how we can provide added value to your organisation, please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.