Bristol charity WECIL announce new 12-week employment course

Bristol charity WECIL announce new 12-week employment course

Posted on: 08 Nov 2018

WECIL, the West of England Centre for Inclusive Living, are launching an exciting, brand-new, twelve-week employment course for disabled people and those with long-term health conditions, learning difficulties, issues with mental health or dyslexia. The course, which is expected to get underway in the new year, will focus on a range of topics to prepare learners for transitions into future employment.

The WECIL team at work.

The course will take a holistic approach to learning and, as well as focussing on practical and educational topics, will cover a wide range of wellbeing topics including mindfulness and relaxation techniques and stress management. It's hoped that in doing so, learners will be as prepared as possible to take advantage of future employment opportunities. 

 

One of the key elements of the course is building peer support networks and relationships and encouraging learners to maintain those relationships once the course is completed and they start applying their skills. Other key elements of the course include:

 

  • Job searching & writing CVs
  • Applications
  • Working with impairment - knowing when and how to disclose an impairment
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Access to work funding
  • Travel arrangements
  • Managing nerves
  • Interview techniques
  • Telephone interviews
  • How to be Interview Ready - head to toe presentation
  • Competency and general interview practice questions
  • Full mock interviews

 

If you or someone you know is interested in this course or think it may be of use, please contact organiser Alison Browning via email or visit the WECIL website for more information. To keep up with WECIL's hard work and to follow updates on their numerous initiatives and fundraisers, check out their Facebook page.


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