Navigate your career change with the help of the council’s employment, leaning and skills team. Check out these tips on what you can do now to prepare for your New Year’s job hunt.
Improve your skills and prepare for a new job with training workshops and courses by Learn Ealing – adult learning team. Join Job readiness – CV, cover letters employability workshop on 21 February 2023 or perhaps one of our job clubs in:
- Health care – 27 February
- Hospitality – 27 March
- Education – 3 July
- Warehouses and supermarkets – 24 April.
Maths and English
A good level of numeracy and literacy skills, also known as functional skills, is important for getting a job and progressing at work.
Functional skills are highly valued by employers and widely accepted as a GCSE equivalent. English functional skills can help you to:
- Read and effectively show your understanding
- Write emails, reports, articles, presentations, etc
- Improve your grammar, punctuation and spelling
- Refine your speaking and listening skills.
Good maths and English skills are central to life too – whether it’s helping your children with homework or simply being more confident in your day-to-day activities. Browse Learn Ealing maths, ESOL and English courses online.
Planning on going independent?
Try Develop your personal and business brand on 2 February, Showcasing your unique skills on 9 February to find out more about creating a personal brand or Using social media to grow your business on 23 February.
The council also helps residents who are out of work to get back into employment through:
- One-to-one advice and guidance tailored to your individual needs
- Help finding you a job or apprenticeship
- Guiding you through job applications
- Help with preparing for an interview.
And like that you are ready to apply for a new job. Browse the apprenticeships and job vacancies on Work Ealing’s website.
Good Jobs for Ealing
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for decent living incomes comments:
“As outlined in our Plan for Good Jobs, a key priority for the council is to support residents into decent, well-paid jobs. That’s why we are committed to securing 10,000 new jobs in Ealing in the next four years and have already made great progress on our ambitious promise.
“Whether you are looking for a course, apprenticeship, job club or just need a little bit of help preparing for work, please do get in touch with our experienced employment, learning and skills team and see how Ealing Council can help you kickstart your career.”