Volunteer and get qualified!

Posted on May 30, 2016

We’re so excited to introduce our new programme offering the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Work Readiness, and we thought we’d let our Partnership Manager Ails tell you more about it:

CWR selfie“The certificate of work readiness… why would you not do it? It’s an SQA approved qualification in a relaxed setting. Simple. We offer great experience through a 3 month volunteering opportunity and on top of that you get to learn stuff about employers, what they are looking for and how to make yourself more ready for work. We’ve got lots of great volunteering projects around Edinburgh (I know we do because it’s my job to set them up!)  and we’ll help find one that suits you. We’ll cover your travel, match you with a mentor to help you on your way, and invite you to our workshops where you’ll learn interview tips and how to pull together a great CV. We’ll all do the certificate of work readiness training together and have fun along the way. I’ll even get in the chocolate biscuits. What are you waiting for?”

 If you’re:

  • Aged 16 to 30
  • Living or able to travel around Edinburgh
  • And identify as one of the following:
  1. Coming from a BME background
  2. Coming from a care experienced background, and/or
  3. Having a disability or mental health difficulty

then this is the perfect opportunity for you!  Fill in the form below to get started:

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