Regent’s Place is launching a free employment revival training course to help jobseekers in the borough of Camden to refresh and develop the skills needed to help them find work. The Bright Lights Virtual Employment Programme will start on 10 May for two weeks and is aimed at anyone who is currently unemployed, at risk of redundancy or on furlough with an uncertain future – either as a result of the pandemic, or due to other circumstances.
The training will be delivered via a virtual classroom and will include sessions to help recruits to develop their CV, build interview and employability skills, prepare for new recruitment practices, and develop digital communication skills. The programme will also provide job application support, the chance to hear from a variety of employers about their recruitment processes, information on local employment opportunities, and access to a personal mentor. During the second week, participants will also take part in one-to-one coaching with recruitment experts. Those who complete the course will receive ongoing support for up to six months, tailored to their specific needs and ambitions.
The virtual training programme is being funded by Regent’s Place’s owner, British Land, as part of its ongoing commitment to the local community, in partnership with The Launch Group. It forms part of British Land’s wider Bright Lights skills and employment initiative which helps people of all ages and abilities discover their potential through training, work placements, graduate schemes, internships, and apprenticeships.
Nina Lengthorn, Estate Director of Regent’s Place says “We are committed to opening up opportunities for those who live and work in Camden. This new virtual employment programme has been specially developed for people in our local community who have been affected by the pandemic or other circumstances. We hope to help them boost skills and prepare for the future after a hugely challenging time.”