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Stepping into Work

Aksa's ‘Stepping into Work’ team offer friendly professional help to build your skills, find work or progress to a better job. We can help with:

  • Advice on jobs and training
  • Work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Support with finding grants and scholarships
  • Skills development
  • Confidence building
  • Advice and training if you’re in work, to help improve your job prospects

Take a look at our short video below for more information.
 

What we can provide

Step 1 - Aims and Ambitions

  • Initial assessment and action planning
  • Support in where to look for job vacancies  
  • General advice about choosing a career or job
  • Motivation and confidence building  
  • Information on courses and training 
  • Improve core skills    
  • CV and covering letter advice
  • Referral to National Careers Service           
  • Help with application forms
  • Referral to Positive Steps Family Support Programme         

Step 2 – Achieve and Accomplish

  • Apply for funding with Aksa to help reach your goals
  • Support in where to look for job vacancies
  • General advice about choosing a career or job
  • Motivation and confidence building
  • Information on courses and training
  • Improve core skills
  • Volunteer/work experience opportunities
  • Referral to National Careers Service

Step 3 – Applauds and Rewards

  • Progression plans for remaining in work
  • Actions to address any barriers whilst in work        
  • Support, mentoring, and coaching to remain in work
  • Further links to online training and support 

Here is what some of the Aksa residents we have helped have said about us:

“The practice interview helped me prepare and work on little things like eye contact and body language. It helped me to be less nervous when in a real interview.”

“I’m grateful I had the chance to work and learn. My expectations were met.”

“Work experience enhanced my confidence in job searching. Other Aksa residents should consider (a work placement) as it boosts your confidence and desire to go back to work.”

To find out more call 0161 331 2525 or  email steppingintowork@aksahomes.co.uk

Useful websites

https://www.gov.uk/

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Get Oldham Working: http://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/100008/jobs