Futures for Women

Employability 2019/2020 – Birmingham

Supporting women affected by domestic abuse to enter or re enter the workplace.

Monday 30th September to Friday 25th October 2019

Click here to download the flyer: Futures for Women.2

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 empower women to take control of their lives.This free all female classroom based 4 week employability course is open to residents in the Birmingham areas listed below and who meet the criteria*, have been affected by abuse, lack work experience, are actively seeking employment, have gaps in their CV, are isolated, would like to develop their skills, qualifications and confidence, are at risk of harmful practices such as forced marriage and where the course could reduce further risk. We particularly encourage applications from BAME women, lone parents and the long term unemployed but it is open to all women who meet the criteria*.

  • Balsall Heath East
  • Erdington
  • Garrets Green
  • Handsworth
  • Ladywood
  • Small Heath
  • Sparkbrook

*candidates from outside the above listed areas or who do not meet the criteria are encouraged to contact Go Train to identify alternative courses available.

There can be many barriers to accessing employment and this programme seeks to adopt a holistic approach by providing access to a bespoke team of experts to support with domestic abuse/non employment matters, gain employability skills and qualifications, CV writing, support with job searches, a 2 hour Smartworks session (subject to interview confirmation) with a full interview outfit to keep, 121 interview coaching sessions and access to follow up support. Upon completion of the whole course (full attendance is required) each candidate will also receive a free android tablet to manage job searches, a mobile phone to arrange interviews and a fitness tracker to maintain healthy wellbeing.

Travel costs for the duration of this course will be supported via the candidates job centre so early registration is recommended  to ensure travel vouchers are obtained in advance of the course start date. As this course takes place during school term time and starts at 09.30 until 15.00 each day, for candidates with childcare needs, adjustments to 10am – 2pm can be agreed to allow for school run/pick up.

Do you know someone who would benefit from this opportunity?

Contact us at employability@sharan.org.uk  or  tubasem.malik@go-train.co.uk to request further details, register and/or make a referral.

*Places are limited, subject to criteria and full attendance is required. Closing date for applications is 3pm on Monday 23rd September 2019

This programme is part funded by Futures for Women and West Midlands Police Crime Commissioners Victims Fund 

                                                                                            Supported by our delivery partners
Previous course: 10th May + 13th – 24th May 2019  Futures for Women.1