Help helps Ukrainians to work in Warwickshire. – Warwickshire County Council

Native companies, confronted with a abilities scarcity, are discovering these gaps being stuffed by means of an progressive scheme that provides Ukrainian refugees the chance for employment

Warwickshire Abilities Hub gives these from Ukraine now settling right here the warmest of welcomes and, by means of the Warwickshire Ukrainian Employability Programme, entry to alternatives to construct a profession and livelihood within the county.

The target of the scheme is to offer direct entry to jobs that native employers have formed, at the side of the Abilities Hub’s Honest Probability Employment Programme. This has confirmed to be an efficient option to construct inclusive jobs regionally and increase engagement between Ukrainian jobseekers and employers who’re tackling vital abilities shortages.

Working in supply partnership with Coventry & Warwickshire CDA and the Warwickshire Group Abilities Hubs (based mostly in Warwickshire Libraries), the collaboration gives Ukrainian refugees the chance to entry employment workshops reminiscent of:

– A Information to Employment within the UK

– CVs and Purposes

-Interview Strategies

– English talking courses.

Over 100 Ukrainian refugees have signed up for the programme. Over 50 of those have now constructed their CVs and are working with the crew to look and apply for jobs with many of those having improved English abilities from ESOL classes.

The Ukrainian Working in Warwickshire Programme employment periods have been working at Warwickshire Group Abilities Hubs in Rugby, Atherstone and Leamington.

CASE STUDY: Nataliia

Many supported by the programme have supplied such optimistic suggestions, together with Nataliia, who has secured employment in a faculty.

Nataliia got here to the UK together with her six-year-old little one below the Properties for Ukraine Scheme final June and lives together with her sponsor. In Ukraine, she used to work as a beautician earlier than transferring to the UK, the place she began working as a seasonal fruit picker.

Nataliia was concerned with working within the retail sector however her largest barrier has been language. She attends weekly ESOL courses at her area people centre and all of the programme’s workshops.

The workshops gave Nataliia the instruments to look and apply for jobs and a greater understanding of UK employers’ expectations, interview methods and details about beginning a job and paying contributions. A CV and a canopy letter had been created and uploaded to job websites to allow her to start out job looking out.

Nataliia utilized to turn out to be cleaner in her native college and after an interview (utilizing google translate) was supplied the job. She is having fun with her new job which inserts round her household life.

“I’m very grateful to Leah and the programme. I got here from Ukraine, and, for a very long time, I couldn’t discover a job, after which my sponsors suggested me concerning the programme. I got here and didn’t remorse it.

“I used to be met by an exquisite girl and listened to your entire course of lectures and issues grew to become lots clearer. Leah helped me put collectively the appropriate resume and helped me fill out the paperwork. Now I’ve a job and I’m very glad that I went on the scheme.”

Cllr Martin Watson, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Financial system, stated: “That group spirit is one motive to be pleased with Warwickshire. I’m delighted that Nataliia has benefited from the scheme and located a job by which she is glad.

“The challenges that Nataliia, and everybody who has needed to go away their homeland are going through, are arduous for us to grasp so I’m proud that Warwickshire, as a county, has reacted in such a heat and welcoming manner. The Ukrainian Working in Warwickshire Programme has proved to be an efficient option to construct inclusive jobs regionally and increase engagement. And with it assembly a abilities scarcity that companies are going through, it’s a win-win for all concerned”

For extra details about the scheme please go to:

The conflict in Ukraine is ongoing, and Ukrainian households are nonetheless in want. In case you are contemplating of turning into a sponsor, please contact our Properties for Ukraine assist crew by telephone: 0800 408 1447 or by electronic mail:

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