WEA Scotland in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) delivered a Health & Social Care Employability Programme to a group of students keen to progress in their journey into employment.
The two-week programme delivered a mix of care related topics, as well as, employability skills including, CV Writing & Application Form Techniques and Confident Interview skills. It also provided learners with an insight into working in the Health & Social Care industry by work experience and also guaranteed a job interview at the end of the course.
LBG members provided students with one to one support as many pupils spoke English as a second language. The team assessed individual backgrounds, goals and aspirations before working with the learners to formulate responses to standard interview questions using the STAR method.
The enthusiasm of the volunteers was matched by the students and both parties enjoyed the rewards of their time working together.
Although the two-week classroom element of the programme has ended, WEA Scotland continue to support learners as they progress into work placements/employment with our partner employers over the coming months.
In addition, this programme will be used as a pilot for the upcoming Coaching Model which the learners were very excited to learn about. We have already started to identify students who may benefit from additional support from LBG colleagues who fail to move into work placements or employment immediately.