NHS Lanarkshire are piloting a “Next Generation” careers event with the aim of encouraging an increase in careers within the NHS for both medical and non - medical roles.
There will be the opportunity to try out various basic medical procedures in a clinical educational setting. Event open to school, colleges and residents of North Lanarkshire.
After searching unsuccessfully for construction sector work following redundancy, 60-year-old North Lanarkshire resident - Robert started working with Routes to Work in 2017. When a relative recommended the service to him, Robert was already low in confidence, and was starting to struggle financially due to lack of employment.
One-to-one training and CV support from his local caseworker in Shotts helped lift his self-esteem enough to secure new job openings via agencies. Robert found, however, that this work was not sustainable or consistent enough – so with Routes to Work support he completed his forklift licence and CSCS card to allow him to search for a more appropriate permanent role.
It was Routes to Work’s partnership with North Lanarkshire headquartered construction company Morgan Sindall that was ultimately to result in successful employment for Robert. Morgan Sindall and its sub-contractors have been working alongside Routes to Work for several years and are committed to supporting its vision and values.
“Love Life – Love Libraries” are staging a week of events at all Libraries throughout NL from
3-8 February 2020
They have Pamper Sessions for all in Coatbridge Library on Monday 3rd.
A ‘Get Informed! – the Legal 6 must do’s for everyone over 50 at Bellshill Cultural Centre on 4th, Airdrie Library on the 5th and Cumbernauld Library on 7th.
As well as this they have events such as “Browse and Blether / Hoorah for Hollywood /
Knit and Natter / Crafternoon / Silver Screen – Magnificent Mondays at the Library.
Check out the brochure below for more info!
North Locality Tenants Forum took place on Saturday 16th November 2019 in Coatbridge High School.
Community representatives from across North Lanarkshire got together to discuss issues relating to their communities and were supported by a large group of partnership organisations who issued advice, guidance and support for tenants.
Other topics ranged from advice on housing, debt management, community action for elderly residents, fire safety, police and neighbourhood watch, wellbeing.
RTW provided advice and contact details for all our specialist services.
A terrific event with many people stopping by to ask about our services for their friends, family and neighbours.
Helping people find employment
Recent over 50's event hailed a success
Over 120 people came along to our recent North Lanarkshire's Working drop-in event designed to offer advice, support and signpost the over 50's living in the area into work.
Fifteen different North Lanarkshire employers supported the event by talking about their businesses and vacancies, and partner organisations including, Citizens Advice, SAMH and Dress for Success also came along to offer advice to help residents secure employment.
Positive feedback was received following the event with one resident telling us: "Overall, the range and diversity of information was really good," and another commented: "I feel the day was very informative from all participants. I found it hugely rewarding and I now feel I have good information moving forward in my quest for employment."
Robin Turner, Routes to Work Chief Executive, said: "We were delighted with the turnout of clients, employers and support services at the 50 plus event. North Lanarkshire's Working is an all age service to unemployed residents in the area who are looking to enter or return to the workplace.
"We recognise the challenges that over 50's face in their journey to work, however we also know the positive contribution they make to the economy. It was encouraging to see so many employers and support services in attendance to offer their support to this client group."
Routes to Work has transformed the lives of more than 18,000 North Lanarkshire residents in the last 16 years and supports them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
The service is open to unemployed people of all ages in North Lanarkshire who aren't in full time education.
Visit North Lanarkshire Council website to read more - click button below:
A variety of sectors and industries will be in attendance on Wednesday, 14th August 2019 at the Royal Concert Hall with news on jobs and also recruiting on the day.
For more information, please visit -
Invitation to visit Routes to Work and North Lanarkshire's Working to celebrate UK Employability Day, Friday 28th June 2019.
To coincide with UK Employability Day 2019, I am delighted to invite you to attend our Open Day to celebrate how employment support is helping our communities in North Lanarkshire.
Employability Day is a National event to allow organisations such as ours, to open their doors to stakeholders, networks and businesses to show what employment support means at the frontline and the impact it is having in the local area. Your visit would therefore be pivotal to this event and we are also keen to share it with local press and other media.
Routes to Work has transformed the lives of nearly 18,000 North Lanarkshire residents in the last 16 years and we pride ourselves in progressing our clients to help support them achieve their personal and professional goals.
We work collaboratively with a number of partners, providers, employers and a team of expert staff who will be present on the day to celebrate our services. More importantly, clients themselves will share their experiences first hand.
“reduce poverty and improve the health and wellbeing of North Lanarkshire’s communities and businesses by enabling people to access, sustain and progress within employment’
Come and celebrate with us on the 28th June by emailing us for space at firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you on the day!
For more information please visit: https://ersa.org.uk/empday19?mc_cid=8afa5f47ad&mc_eid=23bf1ba9c1
All systems go at The Hilton Bellshill!
Excellent PR event at Saturday’s event. Delegates from Tenants Forums throughout NL were met and entertained by a consortium of 13 stall holders ranging from Mears, Saltire, CAB, Police Scotland, Digital NL and more.
Forum members gladly made their way around the stalls, engaging with providers and our partners who issued information and advice on community options and events.
A tremendous PR event, RTW sold a full employability package which resulted in being asked to attend and give a talk to Kirkwood/Kirkshaws Tenants Forum later.
Both Cumbernauld MP and MSP organised a successful Jobsfair last Friday the 7th June in the Muirfield Centre.
Offers and options ranged from training providers, careers options, benefits advice alongside several employers.
Attendees of all ages were given the chance to speak directly to all stall holders and given guidance on how to apply for jobs. We had pupils and teachers form St. Maurice’s High School who will be Christmas Leavers in Dec 2019.
RTW engaged with the pupils who were excited about the prospects of full skills training, prospects jobs and a full pre-employability package.
Here’s our very own ‘Mr Gilbert’ giving them a lecture on careers and job!!
Teachers and pupils told me they will make RTW their first call on leaving school.
Routes to Work are delighted that our skills team delivered our first Capability Digital Skills Course through Jobcentre Plus using the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The course was a resounding success with very positive feedback from the participants on the course.
The course offers residents of North Lanarkshire support to ensure that their digital skills reaches a level that will allow them to make their claim for Universal Credit and also look for work. The service was initially delivered from our Airdrie Office, but can be delivered all over North Lanarkshire. The course covered basic I.T Skills, sending and using e-mail, development of a CV, using the internet and considerable individual and group work to develop skills and confidence for each participant on the course.
The course is designed to support and provide practical assistance in a relaxed and informal setting and in a group environment and ensure that all participants have the relevant skills to be capable to manage their Universal Credit account and have the skills to look for work.
Well done to all our participants on acquiring digital IT skills and best of luck in your journey to employment.
Follow link to read more: https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/news/enhancing-digital-skills-and-confidence-with-digital-north-lanarkshire
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