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Skills Support for the Unemployed Helping Local People Find Jobs


Skills Support for the Unemployed (SSU) has helped Nicola find a new job after she was made redundant by Thomas Cook, after 20 years’ service.

The SSU programme is delivered by Weston College on behalf of Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS), which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

SSU aims to upskill unemployed people and fast-track them to employment or further training.

Ahead of starting a new job, Nicola described how SSU has helped her.

“Following my redundancy with Thomas Cook, I was unemployed for three months,” she said.

“My friend recommended that I get in touch with Weston College, and I haven’t looked back.

“Through Skills Support for the Unemployed, I managed to complete three courses; IT Entry Level, IT Level 1 and AAT Bookkeeping.

“Not only did I develop skills, I also grew in confidence, which is so critical when you’re looking for a job. I particularly enjoyed the interview preparation with my ‘job coach – I found this so valuable in getting me a job.

“If you are unemployed, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Weston College. They will support you in every aspect of finding a job.

“I am really excited about starting my new job as a customer relations advisor.”

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