On Friday 13th September Sir Roger Gale, MP for North Thanet, joined the CXK team in Margate to hear about how the trailblazing Working Heads employability programme will help unemployed Thanet people to find work.
Delivered in Kent and Medway by CXK, Working Heads helps people to create a great first impression and access employers in an engaging and innovative way through video. As part of the project, jobseekers attend a workshop to guide them through the process of creating a video CV. We then upload the video to the Working Heads online portal. Employers can then use the portal to search for candidates to fill existing job opportunities.
Working Heads has been designed to help people who struggle to create a good ‘first impression’ with a written CV. It allows them to really present themselves to employers without the barriers a written CV can present.
Employers, meanwhile, benefit from a convenient way to get an accurate representation of a candidate’s personality and skills. What’s more, they can easy to use portal of work-ready candidates who they might ordinarily never meet.
Sir Gale said: “I think Working Heads is a really great idea. I know a lot of people, particularly young people, who find it quite difficult to get the message across to sell themselves on paper. They maybe haven’t got much of a CV, maybe don’t have academic qualifications. But actually, most people, all people, have something to offer.
“I think if you can sit down in front of a camera, and put on video something employers can see that says “this is me, I’ve got something to offer, please interview me” that’s a really good start, and will be a really good opportunity. I’m very excited by this.”
Any individual or employers wanting to receive details about Working Heads should contact: Anthony Hollingdale, 07725 445477, email@example.com.
The Working Heads project is funded by the government’s Integrated Communities Innovation Fund.