May Newsletter – working with Comic Relief, dress down Thursday and success with our JETS programme! Read more…

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Get Set UK had another busy and productive month. In April, our incredible teams worked passionately to help as many people as possible find work. We are pleased to announce that we have reached the first milestone of more than 1,000 jobs with the placement of 263 people in long-term employment.

We couldn’t be prouder of our Get Setters and the amazing work they do every day to help our participants improve their skills, get healthier, and find new opportunities. We are confident that the coming months will bring even more success for our team members and clients.

 

Dress Down Thursday to help people in Syria and Turkey

Millions of people were affected by the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria in February.

On April 18th, we held a Dress Down Thursday in our offices and invited Get Setters to make small donations to help people in those two countries in need. Our company chose to match the amount raised by the offices, with all donations going to the cause.

We are pleased to announce that we raised a total of £1,654 for people in need in Turkey and Syria, thanks to the generosity of our employees and organisation.

This is the spirit we want in our company!

 

JETS programme: a success for Get Set UK!

From 2020 to 2023, Get Set UK provided the JETS (Job Entry Targeted Support) programme to people who had been unemployed for more than 13 weeks through two contracts: one in East London (Redbridge, Walthamstow) in collaboration with Maximus UK and Local London, and one in Central London (Southwark, Lambeth) in collaboration with Ingeus.

Our teams did an incredible job helping thousands of people and assisting them in finding employment opportunities to support themselves and their families.

Please click on the buttons below to learn more.

JETS East London

JETS Central London

 

Starting a professional life with the National Careers Service has never been easier

Alison, a 53-year-old woman from Crawley, joined the Restart Scheme in June 2022. She had a few barriers that were preventing her from working, the main one being that she had caring responsibilities and could only work for a certain number of hours and in certain roles.

With our professional and high-quality support, she now has two part-time jobs and is very happy.

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Short Story – JETS Programme

Ragini, an Indian woman who had been unemployed for about 30 years, was referred to the JETS programme by her Jobcentre Plus Work Coach. She was determined to find a new job after many years.

Our colleague Chelsea began working with her to learn more about her previous experiences, transferable skills, and future goals. Chelsea created a tailored plan for this woman, who was very happy.

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Skills development is vital for new successes

This participant from East London joined the JETS programme after being referred by her Jobcentre Plus work coach. She had been out of work for three months and needed specific advice and guidance on how to find a new, long-term job.

She hadn’t been in the UK for long, but her English was good, and she wanted to improve it so that she could advance in her future career. She hoped to work in the care sector, preferably with the elderly and special needs children.

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Crawley team responds to Easter donation appeal

Spotted: Crawley, a Facebook local page, just down the road from the Crawley Office, provides support and raises awareness in the local community.

During the Easter season, there was a donation appeal, and our team donated Easter Eggs. These eggs were distributed by Easter Bunnies who made personal doorstep visits to children in the Crawley area.

Well done to our team in Crawley!

 

The Working Well Service

The Working Well Service, our health division, ran the Adult Mental Health First Aid course for Comic Relief in March. They are an established charity with a vision of a just world free of poverty, created in 1985 by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry in response to the Ethiopian famine. The idea behind Comic Relief was to get British comedians to make the public laugh while raising funds to help people all over the world and in the United Kingdom. They held the first Red Nose Day in 1988.

The course participants loved the opportunity to learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues and how to effectively guide a person towards the right mental health support from the instructor, Andy Flockton. The Working Well Service team has received some fantastic feedback.

Many thanks to Comic Relief and we look forward to returning soon!

Visit The Working Well Service Website today to find out more about our solutions.