Tailored career consultancy from Hastings Works will help get local people into work

Thanks to government funding provided by the Coastal Communities Fund the Hastings Business Improvement District has been able to partner with Hastings Works’ award-winning career consultants to help local people and the staff of local businesses take the next steps towards a great career.

They will work with clients to carry out an assessment of career options exploring four themes:

* Career planning and job search

* Job-related skills and experience

* Employability skills

* Personal circumstances

The consultants will see clients for regular appointments as they make progress towards agreed career goals and they will recommend a number of activities that will help people’s careers progress.

These may be available at Hastings Works or elsewhere.

All courses are delivered in a relaxed, informal and supportive environment and they will help to build confidence, self-esteem and increase employability levels.

What training is right for me?

At the very least, a lot of employers expect evidence of a candidate’s literacy, numeracy and IT skills. However, people often lack confidence in these areas, perhaps feeling that ‘they just cannot do maths’ or ‘computers are not for them’.

If this is you then Hastings Works’ English, maths and IT courses are a great place to start.

If you are looking to move into business administration, hospitality and tourism, retail, customer services, social care, construction or security Hastings Works’ courses will help you secure key accreditations, giving you that all important advantage when seeking work within these sectors.

All of these courses will help you improve your confidence and ability in each specific area.

Courses run regularly so get in touch with a Hastings Works Career Consultant today to book your place.

English

English: what will you learn?

Improving use of punctuation, improving written presentation, improving and practising spelling and using a range of reading techniques

Accreditation: Functional Skills English from Entry Level two up to Level two

Maths

Maths: what will you learn?

Working with numbers, using measures, understanding shapes, calculating space and handling data.

Accreditation: Functional Skills Maths from Entry Level two up to Level two

ICT

IT: what will you learn?

The course is designed to keep you up to date with how IT is developing and changing. Basic and more advanced skills will be taught to give confidence and understanding. The course will take up to 3 weeks to complete depending on which levels you start and complete at. It includes:

 

  • Introduction to Microsoft Windows
  • Using internet and email
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Improving productivity using IT
  • IT User fundamentals

 

Accreditation: IT certificate from City and Guilds from Entry Level 3 up to Level 2

Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality and catering: what will you learn?

  • Introduction to the hospitality industry
  • The customer service experience and creating a good impression on customers
  • Effective communication and team work in hotels and restaurants
  • Next steps and the local job market for hospitality and catering

 

Accreditation: Level 1 Award in Employability for the Hospitality Industry Level 2 Food Hygiene. Maths Functional Skills (on the first day you will complete a short Maths exam).

Business and administration:

Business and administration: what will you learn?

  • An introduction to working in an office.
  • The customer service experience and creating a good impression on customers
  • Effective communication and team work in and office environment
  • Next steps and the local job market for business administration

 

Accreditation: Level 1 Award in Employability for Business Administration. Maths Functional Skills (on the first day you will complete a short Maths exam)

Retail

Retail: what will you learn?

  • An introduction to working in retail
  • The customer service experience and creating a good impression on customers
  • Effective communication and team work in retail
  • Next steps and the local job market for retail

 

Accreditation

Level 1 Award in Employability for Retail. Maths Functional Skills (on the first day you will complete a short Maths exam)

Customer services:

Customer services: what will you learn?

  • Planning for progression by being able to recognise and build on personal strengths.
  • Building an understanding of the customer experience.
  • Identifying different customer service situations and processes.
  • Understanding the importance of creating positive impressions.
  • Developing problem solving skills to provide customer satisfaction.
  • Developing active listening skills and questioning techniques to improve customer rapport.

 

Accreditation: NCFE Level One Award

Children and adult social care:

Children and adult social care: what will you learn?

  • Planning for progression by being able to recognise and build on personal strengths.
  • Understanding of the values, principles, skills and attitudes required for working in health, adult care, and child care.
  • Preparing to provide effective support to others, including appropriate boundaries and health and safety considerations.
  • Understanding the expectations of a care employer and what it means to be a care worker.

 

Accreditation: City and Guilds Level One Award

Construction

Construction: what will you learn?

  • Legal responsibilities for health &safety on a construction site.
  • Personal protective equipment, accident reporting, and dealing with ill-health within the construction environment.
  • Searching for a job in construction, planning for progression and effective communication.
  • Working with numbers, using measures, understanding shapes, calculating space and handling data.

Accreditation: Level 1 Construction Health and Safety Level 1 Award in Employability

Functional Skills Maths from Entry  Level two  up to  Level two CSCS Health Safety & Environment test and a 5-year CSCS card.

Security

Security: what will you learn?

  • Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
  • Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry
  • Introduction to Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Using internet and email and improving productivity using IT
  • Improving use of punctuation and written presentation
  • Improving and practising spelling and using a range of reading techniques

 

Accreditation

Level 2 Door Supervisor; Entry Level 3 and Level 1 ITQ;

Functional Skills English from Entry Level two up to Level two; SIA Badge