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Newly Unemployed Offer
Jobcentre Plus Lambeth Southwark and Wandsworth District Newly Unemployed Offer This support is for customers who are newly unemployed and are ready for work but have limited or no experience of finding work using modern jobsearch techniques or recruitment channels. Participation is voluntary. The newly unemployed offer is made up of the following components: Group Jobsearch Sessions (GJS) Group Jobsearch Sessions are aimed at non-professional customers and run by JCP Advisers 2 weeks after a customer has made a claim to Jobseeker’s Allowance. The session lasts approximately 1 hour and provides information about modern jobsearch tools/techniques; advice on sources of information; and signposting to further on-line support. The aim is to equip these customers with the ability to undertake their own jobsearch and assist a quick return to the labour market. The GJS is usually held on Jobcentre Plus premises but in exceptional circumstances (e.g. due to lack of premises or customer volumes) may be undertaken on provider or other external premises. Delivered by: JCP Advisers 1-2-1 Adviser Coaching Session The Adviser Coaching Sessions are for customers who have asked for additional support following voluntary attendance at a Group Jobsearch Session (GJS).The purpose of the 1-2-1 coaching session is to give customers practical help and show them how to use modern jobsearch tools/techniques. e.g. access internet recruitment sites and search and apply for jobs online. Delivered by: JCP Advisers 1 Day Provider-led Seminars for Non-professionals In Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth District, these seminars are delivered by Skills Training UK Ltd. They will deliver one-day intensive support seminars tailored to the needs of the customer to assist with modern jobsearch techniques. Ideally provision will be delivered to no more than 10/12 participants per course. The specific tailored package will be a focussed and intensive day of support for jobseekers who have recently become unemployed (principally through redundancy) and have no recent experience of current jobsearch channels. Jobcentre Plus Lambeth Southwark and Wandsworth District The aim is that these customers will have good prospects for a quick return to employment once they have attended the seminar and familiarised themselves with IT based recruitment approaches. Some customers may also need to take stock of their transferable skills and learn how to match their skills to jobs in the current labour market.Depending on individual needs, activities might include: Jobsearch techniques Preparing an electronic CV & making the best use of Internet based recruitment channels Analysing job adverts and specifications Preparing for interviews Delivered by: Skills Training UK Ltd 1 Day Provider-led Seminars for Professionals These seminars are run by various recruitment agencies across London. The service is aimed at newly unemployed customers who have recently left a professional/executive occupation and are looking for work but lack the recent experience of current jobsearch to enable them to get back into work as quickly as possible. Delivered by: Various Recruitment Agencies Additional Support Available Day 1 eligibility to Programme Centre. Advisers will determine which customers may need this more intensive job search support rather than the new provision in the Newly Unemployed offer. Advisers will also be able to offer support through ADF and Work Trials, which can be linked with other provision to help customers into LEP vacancies. Jobcentre Plus Lambeth Southwark and Wandsworth District Six Month Offer This package will be available for two years from 6th April 2009 to all JSA customers who are 6 months + unemployed. The package is made up of: Additional Adviser Support After six months unemployment all customers will have regular support from a Personal Adviser and access to the four options available under the 6 month offer (detailed below). The customer will receive an average of 3 hours support from a Personal Adviser between 26 to 52 weeks of their claim. All options are voluntary. Recruitment Subsidies This option allows customers to self market themselves to employers. Employers who recruit customers 6 months+ unemployed will receive a £1000 subsidy to encourage them to strengthen their workforce. In addition, eligible employers in England who receive the subsidy will also have access to in- work training support typically worth £1500 for their new recruits via Train to Gain. Jobs must be for a minimum of 16 hours per week and be intended to last for at least 6 months. The recruitment subsidy will be paid through two routes: For low volume recruiters £500 will be paid up front and a further £500 after 6 months For high volume recruiters who have Account Managers in Jobcentre Plus and are in Local Employment Partnerships, £1000 will be paid up front (checks will be in place to ensure customers have not returned to benefit within 6 months.) Delivered by: JCP Advisers and Train for Gain Support to become self-employed Working with Business Link in England, short courses will be available giving customers advice on setting up a business. For those customers who move from benefit into self-employment a new self-employment credit of £50 a week will be made available for up to 16 weeks to provide financial support to customers as they start up their business. Delivered by: Business Link Jobcentre Plus Lambeth Southwark and Wandsworth District Work-Focused Training This will be delivered by External Partners such as Learning Skills Council. There will be 75,000 new work focussed training opportunities to help customers significantly increase their skills in order to enter work. The training, delivered on a part-time or full-time basis, will allow customers to work towards a full qualification if they are in or out of work. Delivered by: Learning Skills Council Volunteering placements The British Trust Conservation Volunteers will be delivering this Option nationally via Local Brokerage services (Springboard for LSW). This Provision aims to help JSA customers develop or maintain skills whilst looking for a job. Customers may do unlimited voluntary work provided they meet their obligations as JSA customers to remain available for, actively seek paid employment & attend mandatory interviews and employment programmes. Delivered by: British Trust Conservation Volunteers (Springboard for LSW)
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