Looking for Work? The Academy can help. We offer a tailor made service built around the needs of each individual resident to support them on their journey into employment. Last year the Academy helped 30 residents to find work, 21 gained work placements in Hexagon, 34 of our residents accessed free career advice sessions.
We can offer our residents help with:
- Creating or updating a CV
- Interview tips and skills
- Work placements, work tasters and work experience
- Completing application forms
- Work relating courses and training
- Job search
- Careers advice, information and guidance
- Building your confidence
Our dedicated Employability Worker will build the service around you. One of our residents to benefit from a work placement, is Sarah. Here’s what she had to say:
Being a full time mum for 4 years left a gap in my employment history which I identified and with the help of Hexagon Academy, namely Magda, I found and enrolled on a Book-Keeping course to add something current to my CV while continuing to look for suitable employment, facing obstacles like child care and work references. The Academy contacted me about a work experience placement with the association to enable me to gain some current experience within a working environment. Soon after, a temporary position arose in the Stock Improvement team and I was offered a 1 week work trial. On completion on week trial, I was offered a temporary paid contract.
I feel very proud to be part of a worthy organisation, working with a knowledgeable, professional and welcoming team. I look forward to building my skills and employment potential.”