Trafford Housing Trust
Employment and Skills service supports customers seeking training and job opportunities
Trafford Housing Trust (THT) customers seeking employment and training opportunities can find support in the organisation’s Employment and Skills service.
The service is available to all THT residents and members in their household who are unemployed or working less than 16-hours per week and over the age of sixteen.
Working with over 50 organisations, THT customers can gain access to existing employment and training support programmes and find sustainable employment that suits their ambitions.
THT residents can contact the THT specialist Employment and Skills Advisor, who will assess an individual’s employment and skills needs and provide signposting and advice. The service can be accessed for up to six months to navigate between support services and a pathway into employment.
THT residents who contact the specialist Employment and Skills Advisor will work on a personalised action plan outlining links to relevant organisations offering support based on an individual’s needs.
The service also includes goal and ambition setting, assistance sourcing and applying for training, education and job opportunities, CV writing, tips on preparing for an interview and help to navigate a pathway for a career change. Those using the service can also seek help accessing financial support for travel expenses and access to work clothes.
Since launching in late 2020, the service has helped 29% of THT residents using the service start work. It has also assisted 73% of these residents move closer to employment and 27% have started a course.