Work & Enterprise Team
We offer support and guidance for customers who are looking to get back in to training or work.
Our carefully tailored advice meets individuals needs and supports local people to find lasting work. Our team focus on enhancing your employment opportunities and self confidence of customers.
We have a team of inspirational and self motivated individuals with the skills, knowledge and ability to support you to recognise your skills and potential. We can offer information, advice and guidance and a positive attitude towards helping you to achieve.
We have strong links with private and public sector employers and support agencies/networks and an excellent knowledge of local services, making local employment opportunities more accessible.
Marie, Weaver Vale customer, accessed the service and told us what she thought of the support she received:
How did you hear about our Employment Horizons Team?
I heard about them from my Job Centre advisor who pointed me in the team’s direction. After working with Jayne for a few weeks, she suggested I considered a work experience placement at Weaver Vale to build my experience, and asked if I wanted to complete an eight week placement with her team. I happily accepted as I had become familiar with some members of the team and therefore felt I would be more comfortable.
What do you think you have gained by completing a work experience placement?
My confidence and motivation has grown considerably after completing the work placement with the team. I feel I now have more skills and experience to talk about when applying for jobs. It has also given me an insight into administration and helped me to understand what type of work I would enjoy.
What would you say to others thinking about completing a work experience placement?
It’s worthwhile, go for it! If you want to try something you haven’t done before, always consider a work experience placement as you will be able to gain an insight into the area as well as skills for future applications.
I’m glad I had the chance to complete the work experience placement as it has given me the motivation to continue to look for work in administration using the skills I have gained. I am now looking at completing a further placement elsewhere in order to work towards employment.