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10th Jul 2015

An Adviza-run project to support lone parents back into work has just completed its 11th successful course. Feedback received from the 13 participants on the latest course, which ran from 3rd to 22nd June, reveals that all of them would recommend the course to others and all agreed the programme has made them feel confident to look for work.

Comments received include:

“I feel confident to go to an interview”

“I am more aware of what employers are looking for”

“I am more confident I can get a job”

“It was all excellent.  I enjoyed it a lot”

Work Fit, a unique fitness-based employability project, is a collaboration between three organisations: Adviza which runs the courses, Reading Jobcentre Plus which commissioned the programme, and Sainsbury’s which provides interview practice. 

Since the start of the programme two years’ ago, many of participants have started work experience, had job interviews or been offered jobs. 

The programme was developed to support the Jobcentre’s unemployed lone parents.  It aims to change their own and their families’ lives for the better – to improve fitness, wellbeing, employability and ultimately to move into employment. 

The part time, term-time course offers one-to-one and group support sessions from advisers, help to create an up-to-date CV, build confidence and self-esteem, practical skills for juggling work, family and income, mock interviews and uniquely, a tailored fitness programme to encourage the participants to get fit for work and life. 

The programme is run several times a year from the Elevate Reading hub at Reading Central Library. 

For more information contact your adviser at the job centre.

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