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Employability Programme

Added: 15 April 2019

We are delighted to announce the launch of our next employability programme in Birmingham aimed at supporting women who have been affected by or at risk of domestic abuse to enter or re enter the work place. 

The bespoke employability course starts on Friday 10th May for up to 20 women and will be repeated again in 2020. Please see attached flyer. 

We would be grateful if you could consider sharing details of this programme with your contacts/networks and or make referrals. All queries and referrals can be directed to employability@sharan.org.uk and further details are listed below.

Employability 2019

We know the pathway towards financial independence can often be a key turning point for women who have experienced abuse. This not only provides financial security but also increases confidence, develops resilience and creates wider support networks to allow women to take control of their lives

This free 2 week employability programme is open to women in the Birmingham area who have been affected by abuse and are seeking to enter or re-enter the workplace. We particularly encourage applications from BAME women, lone parents and the long term unemployed.  

There can be many barriers to accessing employment and this programme seeks to adopt a holistic approach by providing a ‘wrap round’ service to further support women to gain realistic employment opportunities.  Ideal candidates could be women who meet the criteria and have experienced abuse but lack work experience, are seeking to find employment, are isolated and would like to develop their skills, confidence and reduce isolation, those who are at risk of harmful practices such as forced marriage and where employment would help reduce further risk. Do you know someone who would benefit from this opportunity? 

Places are limited, subject to the listed criteria and referrals can be made by an agency, professional or directly by emailing employability@sharan.org.uk. Closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 6th May 2019.

This programme will be delivered in partnership with Go Train, Department for Works and Pensions (DWP), Smart Works Birmingham, with special thanks to our funders Futures for Women   

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