“It was a real joy to be able to share my support and history and to see old and young coming together to share and support each other and to help those less confident believe in themselves.”
“Work Ready helped me realise that a criminal record can be overcome, learning that you have to disclose and how to disclose and that the barriers I thought would stop me aren’t insurmountable.”
“Work ready his helped me to look forward and feel positive – breaking down the negative barriers and building my confidence.”
CXK’s Work Ready Programme is a unique course designed to provide prisoners with the skills and confidence they need to navigate the job market, develop career aspirations, and successfully find work on their release.
We take a blended learning approach that combines classroom learning, in-cell activities, and a pack of additional resources to help our students get the most out of each session. The course is intended to be interactive and engaging, offering post-course support as students approach their release date.
Work Ready consists of 4 classroom sessions, focusing on the following key areas of development.
1. Introduction to Work Ready: Yourself “Growth Mindset”
2. Showcase your skills and how to apply them?
3. Marketing Yourself: Understanding your rights and
4. Sealing the deal
We offer up-to-date knowledge of the employment market, practical advice and resources that allow students to navigate through the course. Our trainers understand the challenges and opportunities within the job market, as well as maintaining awareness of the labour market and current vacancies in the local area.
Throughout the course, participants are able to develop a CV that they can then tailor to each role that they apply for. They also gain an understanding of how to disclose their offence(s), with support to prepare a disclosure statement. Additionally, we focus on how to search for employment opportunities, prepare for interviews and set realistic goals that will help individuals to move forward.
For further information about the services CXK provides in custody:
Call: 01233 224244