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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.

Our Successes

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 placements
  • 110 have accessed our pre-employment training
  • 177 have gained accredited qualifications​

Case study

Hazelyn 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 Team.

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 family financially.

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