A new work programme called 'Re-Work', which is based out of Preston Minster and operates in a partnership, is making a real difference to the lives of many people, writes Laura Fraser; Re-Work Lead at the Minster.
So far this year, working with Resurgo (an organisation with 16 years of experience in this field) 17 people have enrolled on the Re-Work programme, many of whom are now in full-time or part-time employment.
The Minster's partnership with Resurgo has facilitated this success and equipped us to deliver a high-quality programme through a coaching approach.
Parishes across the Diocese are encouraged to refer people for the programme - the next of which begins in November - and details about doing that are below.
What is Re-Work?
Re-Work is a six-week programme delivered online which equips participants with skills, resources, confidence and mindset to re-enter the workplace.
It provides support through a coaching approach and practical tools such as developing an impactful CV and mock interview practice. Each participant also receives and pre and post programme 1-1 sessions; all helping them to find a job and succeed in work.
We are confident that those who complete the Re-Work programme will be ready and equipped to secure work, in a challenging jobs market and look forward to continuing to share more stories from our Preston programme to celebrate the progress our participants make.
Our next programme begins on 11th November 2021. If you have a person in mind who you think would benefit, you can refer them to us directly here. Alternatively, if you have any questions I’d be delighted to chat further. You can call me on 07762 455782 or drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Participant Story from our Preston Centre
Prior to the programme, Anita* struggled to get past the application and interview stages in her job search. She needed more direction and wanted to boost her skills and confidence in pitching herself to potential employers. In each session, we encouraged Anita to take part in presentations in front of the group and spent time coaching on responding effectively to potential interview questions. As a result, Anita was successful in interviewing confidently and securing a role which will propel her towards achieving her career goals!
(*name changed for confidentiality)