Springboard Cheshire

Springboard Cheshire

Bounce back into work! short-term support to get you into your new career. Springboard Cheshire is an ESF-funded employability project, led by Torus Foundation.

20/06/2023

πŸ™Œ This week is Learning Disability Week πŸ™Œ

2023 is all about dispelling myths about living life with a learning disability.

If you would like to know more or get involved:
Mencap
https://www.mencap.org.uk/LDWeek

19/06/2023

🚨🚨🚨 ATTENTION Cheshire College - South & West Health and Social Care Careers Event is on NOW!!! 🚨🚨🚨

The event is for ANYONE aged over 16 - with opportunities for on-the-day interviews and on-the-day job offers!!!!!

The event is on until 4pm so make sure you don't miss out the chance to speak to amazing employers like...

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Countess Of Chester Hospital

Cheshire West and Chester Council

StarCare

AMG Nursing and Care Services

Bluebird Care Cheshire West & Flintshire

Jane Care

Care Select

Making Space

Register Here: https://forms.office.com/e/EpQKLkjKaP

Map to college: https://goo.gl/maps/B4ux4jfzYFSGCcub6-

18/06/2023

✨ 🧩 Today is World Autistic Pride Day! 🧩✨

2023's theme is "Transforming the narrative: Contributions at home, at work, in the arts and in policymaking"

As an employment programme, Springboard is working to support the effort to create the necessary change that must be brought into the narrative of autistic people so that society will be more welcoming in accepting them at work and in the arts.

We hope everyone has a beautiful day!

15/06/2023

☁️ It's National ! ☁️

To get involved, click the links below:
https://www.actionforcleanair.org.uk/campaigns/clean-air-day

09/06/2023

Recently we caught up with one of our previous participants, Beky, from Warrington. You may remember her our past post on her successful Springboard journey- link here http://ow.ly/jpwf50NaS07

Beky said β€œI had been made redundant from Asda after nearly 20 years, I lacked self-confidence, self-belief and I really didn't know where to start with finding employment again!

Liz, my employability advisor, at Warrington Disability Partnership was AMAZING She looked after me and she helped and guided me to create a CV, then to look for vacancies in the community sector and finally practised techniques for interviews!

I luckily found this fabulous job that I'm still doing today! a volunteer coordinator for Healthy Neighbours Orford Volunteers, working for the Longford Neighbourhood Service Centre in Orford, Warrington. Healthy Neighbours Project - Orford

The project is all about empowering local people to volunteer and take part in local activities. It's great for the individual themselves and the community that they live in

The funding for the project comes from Torus Foundation and it's secured for another 2 years! 😁😁😁 I really enjoy working in the 3rd sector, helping people and making the communities the best they can be!”

Everyone at Springboard is so proud of Beky and the work she is doing with the Longford Neighbourhood Service Centre a year on from when she left our programme.

Well done Beky and we wish you the best of luck in your job (though you are already smashing it)

07/06/2023

πŸ”” πŸ”” πŸ”” !!!!! REMINDER!!!! πŸ”” πŸ”” πŸ””

Don't forget that Monday the 19th is Cheshire College - South & West Health and Social Care Career fair. It is open to ANYBODY who would like to start a career in Health and Social Care.

There will even be employers there on the day advertising open vacancies!

Register your place here:
http://ow.ly/reoX50OFOlE

06/06/2023

🌞🌻 This week is National Growing for Wellbeing Week! 🌻🌞

Did you know that gardening can boost your physical and mental health? Even tending to a tiny indoor plant can improve your mood πŸ₯°

Today at 12pm the National Growing for Wellbeing Week will be chatting to Alice, the founder of Teeny Greeny the microgreen co on how you can grow nutrient-rich, tasty greens in ANY space!!! 😱😱

For more information on National Growing for Wellbeing Week go to:
Life at No.27
Website: http://ow.ly/afIi50OFuc4

05/06/2023

πŸŒβ™»οΈ It's World Environment Day!!! β™»οΈπŸŒ

This world environment day is all about

Go to United Nations page to catch all the content they will be sharing throughout today πŸ’»

If you want to read more about how to get involved click here:

https://www.un.org/en/observances/environment-day

https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

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02/06/2023

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ !!!! Happy Pride Month!!!! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

From all of us at Springboard, we want to you to know we support every individual, have a wonderful Pride!

Here are some local Pride dates!!!

- Crewe Pride 8th July 2023 Crewe Pride

- St Helens Pride 15th July 2023

- Warrington β€˜Glitter’ Pride 24th June 2023 Golden Square Warrington

- Liverpool Pride 29th July 2023 Pride in Liverpool

- Chester Pride Parade 19th August 2023 Chester Pride

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31/05/2023

Are you interested in a career in Health & Social Care?

If you answered YES! Make sure you register for Cheshire College - South & West Career Fair on the 16th of June from 10.30am - 4pm!

Register here:
http://ow.ly/cceY50OzNkk

29/05/2023

🌞 Happy Monday, everyone!!! 🌞

We hope everyone is having a fabulous long weekend and enjoying this lovely weather 😎 We wanted to brighten your day EVEN more with another one of our Monday Celebrations!! πŸŽ‰

Congratulations!!

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24/05/2023

Standguide Group offers FREE maths courses to anyone who wants to improve their skills. They are running courses on everything from 'First steps into Maths' to 'Helping your children with their maths homework'

All you need is to be a resident of Warrington, aged over 19 without a GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths.

The Courses are:

Increasing your confidence using numbers in daily life
Tuesday 6th June - Friday 9th June

Managing money, bills and budgeting
Monday 19th June -Thursday 22nd June

Maths skills to help with jobsearch
Monday 3rd July - Thursday 6th July

Helping you support your children with their maths homework
Monday 17th July - Thursday 20th July

First steps into Maths
Monday 31st July - Thursday 3rd August

For more information or to ask any questions about the courses:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0161 88148

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22/05/2023

✨Happy Monday!!✨Springboard is back again bringing positive vibes to start the week! πŸ€—

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20/05/2023

🐝🍯 Today is World Bee Day!!! 🐝🍯

Did you know that as well as being pollinators bees also provide us with medicines and even help keep our planet beautiful and healthy?

If you want to learn more make sure to check out Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as they will be posting lots more information and resources on how we can all

19/05/2023

⭐️✨ It's time for another Good News Story to get you into that happy Friday afternoon mood! 🀩✨⭐️

Kirstin was unemployed when she saw the Springboard advert on Facebook and signed up. From there she began to work with her mentor Liz at Warrington Disability Partnership , working on everything from interview skills, her CV and even support with wider issues like building Kirstin's confidence back up after the pandemic.

Kirstin said "I would recommend Springboard to anyone for support, because it is one-to-one support and they listen to you"

When Kirstin left the programme a year she was going onto a digital admin course and searching for jobs. Now she is working as a Premier host for Skills Holidays doing tours in the UK!!!

Well done Kirstin, everyone here at Springboard is so proud of you!!!

18/05/2023

πŸ’šπŸ’š It is Mental Health Awareness Week!! πŸ’šπŸ’š

This year's theme is anxiety, Mental Health Foundation have been posting many resources about anxiety and tips to help you cope with anxiety. One of our favourites is the β€˜4-7-8’ mindfulness technique, which you can read about here http://ow.ly/XV7i50Opjqt

Have a good week and remember don't struggle on your own πŸ™‚

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17/05/2023

🚨🚨🚨 Job of the Week Alert!!!! 🚨🚨🚨

This Warehouse Operative job has afternoon/evening hours as well as benefits such as huge discounts on food products, job security and career opportunities! 🀯🀯

If you are interested in this role, speak to your advisor today, and they can support you in applying!

16/05/2023

πŸ’§ This week is 'Water Saving Week', Waterwise will be hosting the Water Saving Week for the 7th year running! πŸ’§

Make sure you check out their socials because each day this week will have a different theme, everything from 'Water and Money' to 'Water and Hygiene'

15/05/2023

Bringing positive vibes to start the week! πŸ€—

It's been a fantastic journey for Springboard so far, and to celebrate, we'll be featuring some of our achievements every Monday ✨

12/05/2023

Good News Story Alert to get you into that happy Friday mood! 🌻😎

Toni had worked at a bingo hall in Chester for 40 years but was made redundant when the branch closed.

She then saw an advert for Springboard on Facebook; after giving her contact details, Toni was contacted by Sarah Grindley from Weaver Vale Housing Trust

Sarah helped Toni create a detailed CV showing the many skills she’d developed in 40 years of employment and helped her understand how her skills could be transferred to other sectors and careers.

Sarah helped Toni to complete an application form and submit a cover statement for a role in the NHS, which Toni would have found daunting without help. Toni’s application was successful, and she is now starting work as a cleaner with Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Toni says: β€œI have learned a lot of new skills from being on Springboard, including writing a CV, job applications and interview techniques.

I would encourage people in the same situation to contact Springboard and access the support. It made the job searching and application process so much easier after having spent 40 years in my previous role.”

Well done Toni!

Timeline photos 12/05/2023

Congratulations to Oleksandr from Ukraine, on the final performance of β€˜Maria’ at the unity theatre today (Thu 11 May), commissioned by the theatre and Culture Liverpool as part of EuroFestival. We're delighted to have played a part in supporting Oleksandr's success through and Springboard Cheshire. There's still time to get your tickets (free) for today's 2pm performance! http://ow.ly/5ZLB50OlhEJ

10/05/2023

Make sure you don't miss out on watching Oleksandr in unity theatre production of Maria!

The show is free to enter and is on until Thursday 11th May

To read Oleksandr's Springboard story with Career Connect click here: https://torusfoundation.org.uk/customer/employment-and-skills/springboard-cheshire/oleksandr-secures-main-acting-role

Tonight is the World Premiere of Maria by Yurii Radionov and Shorena Shoniia - a commission

Created by a cast of 7 Ukrainian refugee actors, Maria combines folk music with contemporary dance & innovative theatre to tell the forgotten story of Ukrainians in the Holodomor tragedy.

🚨 TICKET AVAILABILITY UPDATE

10 EXTRA TICKETS JUST RELEASED FOR TUE & WED PERFORMANCES

πŸ”΄ Tue 9 May, 7:30pm - EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED
πŸ”΄ Wed 10 May, 7:30pm - SOLD OUT
🟒 Thu 11 May, 2pm - 50% FULL
🟠 Thu 11 May, 7:30pm - 30 TICKETS REMAINING

https://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/maria/

05/05/2023

We want to give a massive shout-out to our Springboard participant Oleksandr, who recently moved to the UK under the Homes For Ukraine Scheme.

With a background and formal education in the entertainment business, he needed in-depth support to help him achieve his career goals.

Thanks to Career Connect and his advisor Claire, Oleksandr has secured employment as a customer service assistant at Marks & Spencer's and bagged himself a leading acting role at the Eurovision Festival! πŸ™ŒπŸŒŸ

He will be playing the role of β€˜Korniy' in the production of 'Maria' at the unity theatre

'Maria' follows the life of a young woman through the history of Ukrainian upheaval.
Don't miss out on this moving performance and a chance to support Oleksandr!

Congratulations & best of luck, Oleksandr!πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

The tickets for the show are entirely FREE; follow the link to secure them today - https://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/maria/

Read Oleksandr's inspiring story here-
http://ow.ly/7EXu50OgL8Z

03/05/2023

Want to break into the world of industrial emissions testing? Then this is the role for you!

This role is based in Warrington and offer you the chance to quickly progress to Team Leader, within a couple of years, and to increase your salary accordingly...

Interested?
Contact your Springboard Advisor about this role today! πŸ˜„

01/05/2023

⏰⏰ We are in the last few hours! This is your final chance to sign up for bespoke FREE 1-1 employment support! ⏰⏰

Make sure you share this with any friends or family who could benefit from Springboards wrap-around support

πŸ‘‰ Visit:https://lnkd.in/dwZREaZ7
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090.

30/04/2023

Kirsty was out-of-work and felt like she wasn’t progressing towards finding a job that was right for her. She wanted to work within a school, but couldn’t find a way to get into this career.

Sarah from WWeaver Vale Housing Trust helped Kirsty to update her CV, search for jobs and put together job applications and personal statements. As Kirsty has dyslexia, this is a part of the job-seeking process that she finds difficult, and she particularly appreciated this support.

With Sarah’s help, Kirsty has now secured a role as a kitchen assistant in a local school.

Kirsty says: β€œI have found the support from Springboard so useful. My advisor gave up her time to help and support me, and without this guidance, I would have struggled on my own.

Well done Kirsty!

If you are currently unemployed and think the Springboard team could help you, SIGN UP TODAY! Before it is too late!

πŸ‘‰ Visit: https://lnkd.in/dwZREaZ7
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090.

28/04/2023

One of the main benefits of being on the Springboard programme is we can get you access to exclusive jobs and can offer you guaranteed interviews with employers.

One of these employers is the Crowne plaza in Chester
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Crowne Plaza Chester HR
"There are many benefits some of these include discounted room rates across the globe, free access to the leisure club & dedicated development programmes are also available."

Interested in working with them? Make sure you sign up to Springboard before the end of Monday 1st May.

πŸ‘‰ Visit: https://lnkd.in/dwZREaZ7
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090.

27/04/2023

Only 4 more days left to sign up for Springboard's FREE unique 1-1 employment support scheme

Don't miss out sign up today:

πŸ‘‰ Visit: https://lnkd.in/dwZREaZ7
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090.

Send a message to learn more

27/04/2023

πŸπŸ“πŸž It's Stop Food Waste Day!!!!!πŸ₯¦πŸ₯•πŸ§…

Springboard is so proud to be supporting this day, reducing food waste is something we are very passionate about 😁



Let us know in the comments how you reduce your food waste

If you would like to know more about how you can reduce your food waste go to
https://www.stopfoodwasteday.com/en/index.html

25/04/2023

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ It's time for 'Job of the Week'!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

This week's job is a customer service agent based in Warrington. The role comes with many benefits, such as the latest Mac and 40-inch Monitor, 28 days of annual leave, your birthday off, and training/qualifications to help grow your skills, pension & stocks, and shares scheme, and gym membership.

Interested? Get in touch today:
πŸ‘‰ Visit: https://lnkd.in/dwZREaZ7
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090.

24/04/2023

After being made redundant, Sam from Chester was referred to Springboard. She was keen to return to work quickly but needed an up-to-date CV.

With her Springboard Advisor, Sarah, at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Sam created a CV that showed off her skill set. Sam has now secured a job with Cheshire West and Chester Council as a Business Support Assistant within the social care department!

Sam says β€œI felt like I needed some guidance and support with looking for jobs, as having worked for the same company for 23 years it seemed that the world had changed a lot. It was good to have guidance and advice around interview skills and to get up-to-date knowledge on how to look for work effectively.

Sarah always checked in with me prior to interviews and was at the end of the phone if I ever needed support.

Well done Sam!

If you are currently unemployed and think the Springboard team could help you, get in touch today:
πŸ‘‰ Visit: https://lnkd.in/dwZREaZ7
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090.

22/04/2023

🌎🌎🌎Today is Earth Day!!!! 🌎🌎🌎

Springboard is so proud to be supporting this year's theme of 'Invest in our planet'

Today is the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day! 🌎 A more sustainable world starts with all of us. See how you can get more involved here:
http://ow.ly/OwEC50NN0ou

And see more Earth Day content
EarthDay.org

EarthDay.orgPlanet

21/04/2023

⚠️⚠️⚠️!!!!!!!! 1 WEEK LEFT !!!!!!!!⚠️⚠️⚠️

There is just 1 week left to sign up to Springboard's employment programme. Make sure you don't miss out and sign up today before it is too late!

Sign up here:
πŸ‘‰ Visit: http://ow.ly/yOVU50MXUUc
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090

20/04/2023

🚨🚨🚨 Job of the Week!!!!! 🚨🚨🚨

This mobile cleaning role is located in Ellesmere Port and is for 20 hours a week, from 3-7pm.

The role comes with some great benefits to it, such as competitive monthly pay, a pension scheme, access to their Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support and ongoing training and development opportunities

Unemployed and interested in this job? We can support you through the application process to strengthen your chance of getting hired! Contact us on:
πŸ‘‰ Visit: http://ow.ly/yOVU50MXUUc
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090

18/04/2023

Today is World Heritage Day!! πŸ°πŸ―πŸ—ΏπŸ—½πŸ•Œβ›ͺ️⛩
And Springboard is proud to be supporting it πŸ˜„

2023's theme is 'Heritage Changes'!

To learn more about World Heritage day go to:
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) UNESCO

17/04/2023

Mridula from Chester registered with Springboard at a Careers Event run by The Cheshire & Warrington Pledge at Chester University. She had moved from India to the UK to study for a Masters degree and she wanted a part-time job to go alongside her studies.

Mridula’s Springboard employment advisor, Tracy Hooper, from Weaver Vale Housing Trust, helped her to update her CV and gave her advice around searching for jobs and submitting applications.

After attending a number of recruitment days and applying for several jobs, Mridula was successful in gaining a role as a Student Research Assistant at the University of Chester.

Mridula says β€œMy advisor was very helpful and knowledgeable and I’m thankful for all the support provided.”

We really enjoyed working with Mridula. She was receptive to suggestions and pro-active in her job search. We’re delighted she has secured the role she wanted and we wish her all the very best for the future.

Well done Mridula!

If you are currently unemployed and think the Springboard team could help you, get in touch today:

πŸ‘‰ Visit: https://lnkd.in/dwZREaZ7
πŸ‘‰ Email: [email protected]
πŸ‘‰ Call: 0300 1234 090.

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