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National Careers Service - delivering Enabling Apprenticeships Workshops in Stoke & Staffs

The National Careers Service will be running a series of Enabling Apprenticeships workshops across Stoke On Trent and Staffordshire between now and the end of March 2018, including their event next Wednesday, 6th December, kindly hosted by Interserve (please see leaflet attached).

These workshops will:

o   Raise awareness of the different types of apprenticeships and their benefits (including traineeships)

o   Help customers choose the best type of apprenticeship for them

o   Inform customers about local opportunities

o   Help customers apply

National Careers Service offer of support FREE OF CHARGE to Voluntary and Community Organisations in Staffordshire

Having recently done some very successful partnership-working to support volunteers at Disability Solutions in Stoke On Trent, National Careers Service is now inviting other Voluntary and Community Organisations throughout Staffordshire to benefit from our free services.

EUROPEAN FUNDS HELP EMPLOYABILITY, JOBS AND SKILLS

Investment in Stoke and Staffordshire from the European Social Fund (EFS) is starting to have a significant impact on people seeking to enhance their employability, find and stay in a job, and improve their skills. A recent report presented to the Stoke and Staffordshire ESIF Committee showed that 4,142 local people had already benefitted from ESF supported programmes. This figure includes 825 people with disabilities and 1,084 people without basic skills.

National Careers Service offer of support FREE OF CHARGE to Voluntary and Community Organisations in Staffordshire

Having recently done some very successful partnership-working to support volunteers at Disability Solutions in Stoke On Trent, National Careers Service is now inviting other Voluntary and Community Organisations throughout Staffordshire to benefit from our free services.

Leadership Programme, The King's Fund - for leaders in the Voluntary & Community Sector

Cascading Leadership Programme

This free programme matches experienced, high-performing leaders in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) with others in the sector to share their knowledge and provide peer support. It is designed for those who want to develop both their organisational and leadership skills and contribute to the sector.

Stafford Work Clubs

Support Staffordshire  has received funding from the  European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, under a programme called Building Better Opportunities, which is led by Business Enterprise Support in Stafford and South Staffordshire to run two additional work clubs in Stafford. A successful work club has been run jointly by Support Staffordshire and Stafford & Rural Homes (SARH)  at Stafford Library on a Monday morning 10am to 12pm since December 2015.