Job Access for individuals with the help of Furness Enterprise
Supporting You Towards Employment; Helping Growing Companies source skills from the local labour market
As part of our holistic approach to helping companies grow and people to find workthe Job Access programme delivers services whichhelp local residents move towards employment and companies to tap into skills available in the local community.
Our approach resulted in the NFEA awarding Furness Enterprise their 2009 national prize for "Combatting Worklessness".
We deliver professional advice and guidance and practical assistance to help you if you are not working so you can train for work build your confidence search for and apply for jobs.We run jobsfairs
We endeavour to provide the assistance you really need and there are no mandatory elements within our projects. All of our services are independent, free and entirely confidential.
Since 2002 we have developed an excellent track record for quality of service. Our service is accredited by the Matrix Quality Standard for Advice and Guidance and in their latest report datedSeptember 2010they commented:
"Worklessness has now become a central pillar of Furness Enterprise's portfolio and the service is recognised across the area as a one stop shop for providing clients with support and IAG in relation to accessing learning and work."
"The ethos of, and commitment to, continuous improvement was evident throughout the Assessment and the impression gained is of an organisation that is committed to delivering quality programmes."
Whats on offer through Jobcentre Plus
Work Clubs are open to all Jobcentre Plus customers.Attendance at a Work Club is voluntary and customers still receive any benefits they are entitled to whilst attending. Work Clubs provide opportunities for customers to meet and support each other through the job hunting process. Employers, partners and stakeholderscan engage with and understand the local job market, help motivated customers and support employers to source the best person to fill a job,.
Work Experience fallows individuals who have little or no previous or recent work experience fromthe 13 week point of their claim for people , a period of voluntary work experience of between 2-8 weeks, with the aim of:
maximising the number of young people moving into employment or training
providing young employed people with quality work experience, and
minimising the number of young people flowing onto the Work Programme
Customer satisfaction surveys are also overwhelmingly positive. Our most recent survey concluded:
- Between 94% and 81% of the sample clients felt the service was very good or good in all of these areas.
- Service users are clear as to what practical help they have received from The Workshop, how this has helped them move forward and whether or not they feel their employment situation has changed.
- 71% of respondents would recommend the service to someone else and many had already done so.
- 68% of respondents felt their employment situation had changed as a result of visiting The Workshop.
Our mission is to create supportive, welcoming environments from which we offer high quality, professional advice and practical assistance towards finding work. We are very proud of what we do and get great satisfaction out of seeing our clients progress. If you would like help to get back into employment or improve your work-related skills, please come and see if we can help you.
The Workshop's aim is to improve the employment prospects of non-working residents from the disadvantaged wards in the Barrow Borough.It is delivered from our town centre Dalton Road High street office