The A-Z of Super Confidence
Alan Matthews Presenting on EmployabilityUK's Virtual Workshops
Carl Hobbis Speaks on the A-Z of Super Confidence
National Express Foundation
Virtual Workshop Marketing
Vision Board Slide
The A-Z of Super Confidence Alan Matthews Presenting on EmployabilityUK's Virtual Workshops Carl Hobbis Speaks on the A-Z of Super Confidence National Express Foundation Virtual Workshop Marketing Vision Board Slide

Celebrating Our Virtual Workshops

As our first round of virtual workshops draws to a close, EmployabilityUK would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved.

Faced with the task of realigning delivery during the lockdown and the pandemic, we worked with multiple partners to transfer the face-to-face learning model for which the charity is renowned onto an online delivery platform.

Our core skill delivery was converted into a rolling schedule of four workshops, spanning such topics as The A-Z of Super Confidence, Vision Boards and Being Your Best You.

With the generous assistance of multiple volunteers, we created and delivered a unique virtual programme that, while different to our traditional business model, continued to fill the genuine skills gap facing many young people in the UK.

Our incredible volunteers have taken on various critical roles throughout programme delivery, including speaking on core subjects, hosting breakout rooms and providing mentoring opportunities to attendees.

While officially a pilot, we quickly developed our online delivery into something of which we as a charity are immensely proud. While the early workshops clearly involved an element of learning through experience, we quickly and successfully transferred the core learning model to a live, interactive platform enjoyed by dozens of students around the West Midlands and further afield.

What started life as a tentative idea to turn adversity into opportunity quickly evolved into professional online delivery meeting all the benchmarks and quality guidelines for which our offline workshops are renowned. Now, regardless of COVID-related developments, we consider interactive online learning as a core component of our bespoke programme delivery options.

Content creation continues at pace, with all attendees who completed our online virtual workshops receiving full, free access to the 360Extranet platform, which regularly adds more extensive resources.

While the current workshop schedule draws to a close, we intend to seek out new delivery partners and continue to increase the scope and availability of our online programmes as we continue to deliver world-class interactive employability skills workshops later in the year.

Our Mission

The mission of EmployabilityUK is to facilitate employer engagement to enhance the aspirations, opportunities and career prospects of enthusiastic and committed young people.

For Business

Bespoke employability programmes that provide employee volunteering opportunities and prepare students for work and adult life.

For Education

Engaging programmes that inspire students, raise aspirations and give practical, relevant insights in to the world of work.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with EmployabilityUK. You can give your time and expertise to the charity or you can work directly with students and teachers at our partner schools and colleges. Find Out More

“I couldn’t have done it without your help, I would have been lost. Thank you for helping me to believe in myself and helping me to think I can achieve anything I put my mind to. You are one in a million and I am so glad I got to meet you!”

Academy Student

“My mentee had little to no ‘life skills’ upon starting the programme. He was lacking confidence and direction and had never stood up in class to read anything out. After three months of being mentored by myself, he has achieved a great deal and is now confident enough to visit my workplace, email me and now stand up in front of a room full of people and present to them!”

Mentor / Mercedes-Benz

“It has been truly transformational. We have students presenting here today that would not have even spoken out in a lesson last October. This programme really is going to change some of our young people’s lives.”

Interim Vice Principal

“Many of our students have low self-esteem and confidence as well as coming from socially deprived backgrounds and this programme has been brilliant for them. It was a pleasure to be a member of the audience and please pass on my thanks to all the mentors for their hard work.”

Head of Sixth Form

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