News and events News Free training and support for employment We can help you get back to work with free training and support The Disability Resource Centre is now running several free employment support programmes for people that are looking for work across Northamptonshire, Luton and Bedfordshire. Improve your confidence and learn new skills to develop your job-hunting techniques. Our free, friendly and supportive courses offers one-to-one coaching and group support to prepare you for employment. Take a look at our employment support options on this page or simply call us on 01582 470 970 or email us today and we'll tailor a programme of training, support and advice, just for you. Call the team on 01582 470970 or email us. New free help, support and training now available for people in Northamptonshire, Luton and Bedfordshire. Thanks to funding from the European Union via the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund we can now provide free training and support for people that are: Unemployed and looking for work Not earning a wage Hoping to increase household income by getting a job Over 50 years old Are a carer Have a disability or eligible long term health condition So if that's you and you need some help with finding work then please do call us on 01582 470970 or email us us today. See how we have been helping people to get a job across Northamptonshire, Luton and Bedfordshire. This week we have been again running our employment support and money management training at our offices in Dunstable. Read what people have been saying about our courses and how we have helped them with getting a job: Simone, from Central Bedfordshire, found her confidence ‘blossomed’ with our training, then she landed a new job. Michelle was unemployed for 12 years before she joined our programme of employment support. She is now happily employed as a care assistant and says “I love it”. Craig, from Bedford, found that with our one-to-one employment coaching he learnt to recognise his skills, produce his own CV and now is confident filling-in application forms. Nasreen finished our training keen to pursue a career as a care worker and has successfully secured work as a Personal Assistant. Our training is always hands-on, practical and can include: • Managing change • Confidence building • IT Skills • CV writing • Interview skills • Action planning and setting goals • Identifying the areas of work and hours that would suit you • Support to search for job vacancies • One-to-one support to apply for jobs • Calculating how much better off you will be when in work Our courses combine development of personal, social and employability skills. We will explore suitable work options with you, then help you find jobs and apply for them. Right across the region, we can help. Our courses are delivered in: Luton Bedfordshire Northampton Kettering Daventry Aylesbury Cherwell In to work For residents in Central Bedfordshire and Aylesbury: Our free, friendly and supportive course offering a personalised action plan including one-to-one coaching & group support. Employ-ability For Luton, Bedfordshire & Northampton: The course will help to improve your confidence and teach new skills to develop your job-hunting techniques. The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) has provided some useful information all about Employability Day for 2018: What is Employability Day? The third annual UK Employability Day will take place on 29 June 2018. Employability Day is an event organised by ERSA for the employment support sector and employers to join together and show what employability support means at the frontline and the impact it is having in the local area. What is Employment Support? Employment support services are designed to move people towards, into or to progress within the labour market. This encompasses a huge range of services that could directly help someone into work, such as interview practice and CV support, or be designed to help someone get to the point where they are able to take on some sort of employment, such as confidence building, talking therapies and management of a health condition or disability. To get started call the team on 01582 470970 or email us And we'll tailor a programme of training, support and advice just for you.