Employment, skills and training support

Working with a range of partners, we create, fund and deliver projects to help residents access employment, skills and training opportunities, whether you are looking for work, want a better job, change careers or start your own business.

 

As the Community Investment team within Southern 360 we help residents get the most out of life, providing tailored one-to-one advice and support to individuals and investing in services which benefit whole communities.

Our Community Investment team can:

· Help you to access local employment advice, training and education opportunities

· Tell you about projects we are running in your area which may be of interest to you

· Provide funding to help cover the cost of looking for work or gaining qualifications

· Plan for changes to your income/benefits when you get a job

Looking for work?

Our Employment Skills Officer can:

· Help you to access local employment advice, training and education opportunities

· Tell you about projects we are running in your area which may be of interest to you

· Provide funding to help cover the cost of looking for work or gaining qualifications

· Plan for changes to your income/benefits when you get a job

We also offer work placement opportunities within Southern Housing Group, across a range of roles and departments.  Reserved for residents of Southern Housing Group, placements are part time (up to 16 hours a week), and can last a maximum of six months.

If you are looking for real world work experience to put on your CV, these placements offer a great introduction to the world of paid employment, with plenty of support from your Customer Work Placement Officer, and are the ideal opportunity to build your confidence in the workplace.

Testimonials

Sarah told me about other things I could access and help me change my thinking. Try to look at positive side. The mental health side was good.’  Kirsty mentioned how she felt about her employment following a whistle blow and how Sarah changed her way of thinking about employment, including helping with clothes for interview. Kirsty is now looking at projects in the community to help others and we discussed grants and consultation with residents. Kirsty also had the following feedback about Community Investment: ‘I think it’s fantastic the Group do this – not just an association interested in money coming in. Looking to help residents too.’

The best service I’ve had from Southern Housing Group

Get in Touch

If you would like to speak to someone, or find out more about the support available, you can contact the team directly:

0300 020 0549
Email us