Employability & Learning

Employability Page IT Club 1We know that unemployment can strike anyone, at any stage of their life and with unemployment high in Aston and Birmingham as a whole, we help people combat this. Through our Job Club and Volunteer Hub we provide advice and support through one to one and group sessions, helping people identify, apply for and successfully gain paid and voluntary employment.

Employability Page IT Club 2015 2In an increasingly technology driven world, we know how hard it can be to get your head around the latest technology, online services and using features such as word processing and email, especially if you have no experience of using computers. We therefore offer free training through our IT Club around using computers and the internet covering everything from basic word processing to online banking.
Through these services we aim to give you the skills and confidence you need to achieve your goals, whether this be finding the perfect job or using social media to stay in touch with distant relatives.

Find out more about these services below and you can read testimonials from some of our clients by clicking here.

Job Club
Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm
Thursdays 1pm – 3pm

Getting into work for the first time or after a long absence can seem daunting. Where do I start, what job is right for me, where do I look are likely to be just a few of the questions going around your mind. Through one to one and group support we break down this challenge, to help you identify your skills and appropriate career options, complete job applications and CVs, do practise interviews and learn how to use the internet effectively to find work. We aim to give you the confidence and skills you need to successfully gain employment.With the support of volunteers, Job Club runs twice a week with a ‘drop-in’ style session offered every Tuesday and more specialist support delivered during Thursday sessions.If you need help in your job search please come and see us during Job Club. For more information please contact Rob on Robert.netherway@bsettlement.org.uk or 0121 250 0764.

Volunteer Hub
Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm
Thursday 1pm – 3pm

Birmingham Settlement was chosen by Birmingham Voluntary Services Council to run the local Volunteer Hub and we now run weekly Volunteer Hub sessions alongside Job Club. Through Volunteer Hub we promote a range of volunteering opportunities with organisations across Birmingham, helping to match potential volunteers to the each role.Volunteering is an excellent way to help you get into the world of work, whether for the first time, after a long absence or if you are looking for a change in career. Perhaps you have some spare time on your hands and want to fill your time sharing your skills and doing something good for your local community; volunteering could be for you. Volunteering is also a great way to reduce isolation and meet new people. If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities available near you, why not pop in and see us or give us a call to find out more.For more information please contact Rob on Robert.netherway@bsettlement.org.uk or 0121 250 0764.

IT Club
Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm

Today’s technology driven world can see people being left behind, unable to access information, support or services if they do not learn how to use it. With technology becoming an integral part of people’s lives, through our IT Club we aim to make sure everyone can benefit from it and no one is left behind.Our weekly IT Club covers everything from sending emails, accessing medical services or information online to online shopping and banking. We also help people use social media and services like Skype and Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends.So if you are struggling to get your head around technology or simply want to improve your skills and increase your confidence using computers, please pop in to our IT Club on Wednesday afternoons or give us a call to find out more.For more information please contact Rob on Robert.netherway@bsettlement.org.uk or 0121 250 0764.

Cyber Suite
Weekdays 9.30am to 4.30pm (4pm on Fridays)
In our Aston centre we also have a free cyber suite of 5 computers that is available every weekday from 9.30am to 4.30pm (4pm on Fridays). Whether you want to surf the net, catch up with friends on social media, complete a job application or need to do your homework, feel free to come along.All users must be registered with us, this is a free, simple process and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.Printing and photocopying are also available at a cost, prices available on request.For more information please contact Reception on 0121 250 0777.

ESOL Courses
24 Week Course running October 2016 – March 2017: Times available upon registration.
Funded through the Tinder Foundation and as part of the English My Way programme, we are now running a 24 week ESOL course in Aston. This is aimed at women with little to no English language skills and will help learners develop day to day English language skills. If you or someone you know is interested in registering on this course, please contact us before mid-November 2016 to find out about registering. Please note places are limited. We have two courses running, each with 2 lessons per week.For more information please contact Reception on 0121 250 0777.

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