Get your 'foot in the door'
Young Southwark Works' campaign 'foot in the door' gives young people real opportunities to gain part time employment
Are you facing barriers to getting a part-time job? Not sure what to do or how to go about putting together a CV? Then read on...
The foot in the door campaign aims to generate part time work experience and promote part time work opportunities in the retail sector for young people from Southwark and the City of London.
It can help to put some money in your back pocket while you're studying, as well as gain you that all important life and work skills.
"It allows us to get an insight into what you expect of
yourselves in employment, also increases chances of employability"
How does it work?
In week 1, you are asked to volunteer your time (on a Saturday or Sunday) working in a shop. You won't get paid for the first week, but you will get a free voucher of your choice (worth around £20).
In weeks 2 & 3, you'll get paid by Young Southwark Works. During those 3 weeks, travel expenses are paid for you but it’s down to you to work hard and show the boss that you are worth keeping!
Before you start work, a half day of customer service training and well as help with CV writing
Aged 16 or 17 and still at school in Southwark
Want to earn money,
want to develop job skills
have a positive attitude
What young people had to say about 'foot in the door'
"It was really a good motivational way of encouraging yourself to see what the future has to offer"
"Good way to get experience, looks good on a CV. Great way to interact with employers and customers"
"The project really helped me build on my confidence and helped me gain new skills. I would recommend it because there are a lot of young people who want to start working but are not sure on what to do or how in terms of getting a job"
What to do next
If the above sounds good to you and you meet the criteria, get in touch with Brook on 0800 052 0540 or 07504 610958. You can also visit the website, Young Southwark Works to register your interest or send an email to email@example.com