Industry News – Employability Market
April has been another extraordinary month for Get Set UK, both in terms of current contractual performance across the various contracts as well as new business growth within the sector. I am proud to say in April 2021, we have placed over 150 participants into employment through the employability & skills programmes we are currently running, taking the total since turn of the year to over 500 participants who have secured employment through the different provisions we currently run. This is testament to our expert Employment Advisors, Trainers, Employer Relationship Managers, and frontline managers who continue to work tirelessly to make positive impact in the lives of so many of our participants and unearth sustainable opportunities in challenging times.
I am delighted that Get Set UK is part of three bids to deliver what will be the sectors Flag Ship programme over the next four years. Get Set UK has formed excellent partnerships with all three winning successful Tier One Providers and looks forward to working with them to make this programme a success for job seekers, stakeholders, communities, and government. This is a great opportunity for our sector to showcase what we can do to support the Governments wider ‘Plan for Jobs’ policy and contribute to the wider mission of building UK back better. Thank you to all the Teams at Get Set UK for their efforts in April and so far this year. Keep up the great work – Jaies Morjaria, Get Set UK COO
Employee of the month
Our April’s Employee of the Month is Heena. She exceeded her job start target and achieved 225% in April. Heena is always at the top when it comes to the quality and compliance of her work and has stepped up on many occasions to support the team. She is a good team player with a great can-do attitude. Well done Heena!
Heena wanted to share helpful tips for job seekers.
“It came as a wonderful surprise to be told that I was the employee of the month. Honestly I was not expecting this at all!! I work with a very supportive team and wanted to thank each member for their continuous support. It was a pleasant feeling knowing that my work colleagues feel that I have made an important contribution to the team and in the work we do. Thank you for the acknowledgement .”
Tips for Job Seekers
- Start your job start early
- Prepare your CV- The rule of thumb is to ensure your CV is straightforward and concise
- Tailor your CV to each job, having specific CVs for certain roles can be quite useful
- Experience is key a lot of employers now look for experience, so having relevant experience will help you stand out
- And lastly, prepare to be flexible- Not seeing a lot of jobs in your field? It may be time to broaden your search
Human Resources Development
We are excited to announce that in April we launched the First Steps to Management Certification Programme dedicated to our aspiring leaders. This programme is part of Get Set UK career progression path and offers participants an insight in the Get Set UK leadership and management style; it enhances their emotional intelligence and coaching skills, it develops their interpersonal effectiveness and business acumen skills.
Wellbeing & Mental Health
The Working Well Service has been deemed a ‘great success’ by its commissioner, Barnet Council Public Health. We have supported over 30 local Barnet based organisations to improve their employee mental wellbeing management and 180 Barnet employees/ employed residents with IAG on managing and maintaining their own mental health.
The Working Well Service continue to aspire to make mental health management practices rooted into everyday regular management practices so that it is widely understood everyone has mental health, just as they have physical health.