Are you seeking a new career path? We’re here to help you.
On June 16, we held our first back-to- work webinar for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 90-minute webinar provided employment support to our residents in Kent and addressed various job issues they have been facing since the lockdown started.
The webinar was run by Sarah Hampton, Employment Skills Officer at Southern 360 and Dominic Hilleard, Director of Digital Recruitment Projects, at Rethink Group.
Residents were also offered advice and guidance from a qualified employability support practitioner and an experienced recruitment professional.
Sarah said: “We were really keen to engage with our residents online to offer employment support, advice and guidance.
“One of our residents has been recently made redundant, so we were trying to advise him on a local job market. The other person needed a whole new CV to change his career.
“The third resident had a health condition and felt vulnerable going back into the workplace.
“In the future, we are hoping to engage with residents across the whole Group, so everyone has an opportunity to join us.”
Dominic said: “We were delighted to co-host a webinar in partnership with Southern Housing Group, focusing on local employment support needs and challenges affecting their residents due to the current COVID-19 crisis.
“I am pleased to say that the webinar was a success.”
Our resident Paul, who attended the seminar said: “I found the online session useful, as we discussed possible jobs and ideas.
“I was recently let go from my employer due to the COVID- 19 pandemic and I am now looking into becoming self-employed.
“I will be soon joining the five- day online Pop- UP Business School course, which will help me get started. All thanks to Southern Housing Group.”