In celebration of National Employability Day on Friday 30 June, The Salvation Army is inviting job seekers across Wirral to check out the support they can get from the church and charity’s Employment Plus service.
Employment Plus takes place at The Salvation Army’s church and community centre In Birkenhead weekly on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday located on Vincent Street, with experts providing one-to-one support to people who often face the biggest barriers to getting work.
The service helps people become job-ready and includes CV writing tips, interview skills, training opportunities through an online platform and in some cases work placements – and integrates all of the other essential services that The Salvation Army offer including supporting people experiencing homelessness, people who are affected by the cost-of-living crisis, people with addictions, learning disabilities and other barriers to employment.
The Salvation Army believes that better access to employment support is the key to tackling poverty and in the past 12 months, has helped 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland with job support. 10,000 of those have received a full and structured journey towards employment with almost half, 42.9%, gaining employment.
Peter Maybury, regional manager for The Salvation Army Employment Plus in the North West said, “We’re passionate about helping prepare people for the world of work or get them back into employment, no matter what the reason is as to why they are not currently working.
“Employment Plus is open to anyone within the community. We see the potential in individuals, allowing job seekers to develop their confidence, achieve independence and further their skill set, ultimately transforming their lives.
“We work with a range of different people and have been successful in getting them employment; people experiencing homelessness, people with barriers to employment like lack of equipment, those that can’t read or write or those experiencing challenges through health issues or disabilities.
“Our tailored support ensures that people become job ready, that they overcome those barriers to employment and that they not only get a job, but have the skills, desire and confidence to stay in work.”
For more information on Employment Plus and to book an appointment, job seekers are encouraged to email the Employment Development Co-ordinator for Wirral, Annie Welsh on firstname.lastname@example.org