The project is aimed at residents of West London who are unemployed or economically inactive and who would like to take their first steps into a career in the health & social care sector. 

Unemployed people returning to the sector after an absence, would also find the programme extremely helpful. 

Enrolments are now being taken.  To confirm your place and kickstart your career in Health & Social Care please email hscacademy@nletrust.org or phone 020 8570 7766.

Aims

  1. To provide a firm foundation from where Academy participants progress into employment, education or training.
  2. To provide effective employability skills training/IAG and wraparound support that develops the capacity of participants to enter employment.
  3. To support participants to develop robust and effective job-hunting strategies.
  4. To work partners and stakeholders to increase the offer to participants by championing best practice and developing further collaboration between local agencies.
  5. To support health & social care employers in addressing pre-conceived ideas about the employment of disadvantaged people.
  6. To give Academy participants a comprehensive understanding of employment roles in the health and social care sector.

Benefits of Participation

  1. Direct access to career opportunities;
  2. Support to acquire essential employability skills, including personal effectiveness at job interviews and effective jobsearch strategies, alongside direction to access additional education and training options.
  3. Access to an individualised bespoke training plan designed to support Academy alumni to develop their capacity to transition into positive employment, education or training destinations.
  4. Supported by an extensive menu of interventions available in any combination appropriate to the participant’s needs. Blended delivery through VLE platform or in person on-site.
  5. Access to an Employment Mentor who will support participants throughout their Academy journey and into employment or further training.
  6. Direct engagement with local health & social care employers alongside peer networks and support mechanisms to ensure participants can sustain positive progressions and access future opportunities.

Interventions

INTERVENTION 1:

Induction/Assessment and a bespoke training plan - developed with a dedicated Employment Mentor to create a pathway to employment.

INTERVENTION 2:

Employability Skills Development &Training – CPD approved work-based competence training and employability skills short courses with blended learning options.

INTERVENTION 3:

Personal development & pastoral support – one-to-one and small group advice surgeries to address personal issues.

INTERVENTION 4:

Employer Engagement – events to meet with local health & social care employers.

INTERVENTION 5:

Work Placement/volunteering - work experience opportunities.

INTERVENTION 6:

Participant Forums – Participant-led discussion forums to create peer networks of support where experiences are shared and future plans are made.