Employment and training
The Enterprise, Employment and Training Team (EET) supports
residents to access employment and training opportunities, whilst
also assisting residents to upskill and gain valuable experience by
volunteering within Genesis Housing Association.
We offer a range of opportunities including -
- volunteering within Genesis
- pre-screening for job vacancies
- 1-2-1 and group employment support with job applications
- CVs and interviews.
- The team also work with partners to offer various training
opportunities throughout the year.
From April 2014 to March 2015 we have placed
- 78 Genesis customers into employment in
various sectors (8 into Kier Opportunities)
- 59 in volunteering and work experience
- 110 have accessed our pre-employment
- 177 have gained accredited
Archibald our customer says: “I am very grateful for the support I
received from the Employment and Training Team. I got in touch with
the team because I needed to gain experience within an office
environment and was making every effort to get a job after
graduating from university. The team helped me refine my CV which I
used to apply for a volunteering role within Genesis Connect. After
volunteering with Genesis Connect for a month, the team supported
me to apply for a volunteering role with Resourcing Group where I
worked for six months.
During my volunteer placements I learnt a lot about teamwork,
communication, problem solving task management and project
planning. I can honestly say that all these pre-employment
activities increased my self-confidence and boosted my self-esteem.
Today, I am working as Intensive Support Worker for Genesis Tenancy
Support Team. I would like to say thank you to the Employment
I encourage all residents to utilise the services of the
Employment Team. The team members are very friendly,professional
and are always willing to help. I am a single parent and being in
work is one of the best things that has happened to me. I feel I am
being a role model to my son and I can also support myself and my