News | 27/12/18

The ways to work…works!

It’s been a record breaking years for Liverpool City Council’s Ways to Work programme!

The training and employment programme has smashed all targets and helped more people than ever before to get the help they need in finding the job they want.

Anyone in the city who is not working or studying full-time can join the programme.

The programme offers a range of services, including weekly Job Clubs that help people search for work. It also offers techy-tips on how to be smarter on the web, write a winning CV and application letter and anything else that helps improves employability. Ways to Work also acts as a gateway to Liverpool City Council’s extremely successful Adult Learning Service.

Funded through the European Social Fund, the programme was originally set a target of signing up just under 6,000 people. This year the Ways to Work team is celebrating surpassing this target by more than 1,000 people.

Liverpool Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Business, Economy and Skills, Cllr Gary Millar, said:Ways to Work continues to achieve excellent results in terms of recruitment onto the programme. These latest figures mean that it is now one of the most successful schemes of its type in the city region and beyond. We are lucky enough to have an extremely talented and professional team who can provide support based on people’s specific needs. They work with other organisations across the city to find the right routes into training and employment for their clients.

“We are delighted to say that since the programme began we have helped more than 2,000 people in jobs or educational opportunities.”

And there are exciting times ahead because the Ways to Work programme has now launched a new phase in its operation that seeks to work with residents who have additional barriers to getting into work.

Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral Lead for Equalities, Cllr Anna Rothery, said:We are very proud of the work that is delivered through the Adult Learning and Ways to Work Employment and Skills teams. We provide one-to-one support to help all of our residents and in the communities that need it most. We help people gain confidence and enable them to progress on their journey through further learning and finding suitable volunteering opportunities that can take them onto finding the right job.”

2019 promises to be another bumper year for Liverpool’s Ways to Work and Adult Learning programmes who new courses starting early in the new year.