Employability Skills – FLT Programme Places

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Do you know anyone aged 17+ who’d like to do the 8-week employability programme at FareShare Yorkshire’s Leeds warehouse?

This is for anyone who wants to gain skills, relevant experience and tangible qualifications to move into employment.

It works as follows:

  • People are inducted onto site and provided with brand new PPE (safety boots, high vis vest, gloves and fleece or hoody). They volunteer 3 days a week for 8 weeks and can choose the days that best suit them.
  • They will help FareShare Yorkshire to sort cages and pallets of surplus food for charities in the mornings and pick and pack food in the afternoons. This makes a massive difference to many worthwhile causes. They may also help volunteer drivers to take food out to charities one-by-one.
  • Subject to good attendance and conduct we provide ITSSAR-accredited forklift truck training on-site (usually in weeks 6-8) for both counterbalance and reach trucks. If people pass to the national standard, then we will provide nationally accredited permits.
  • People gain on-the-job experience in a Gold Standard warehouse, learn how to operate in a real food logistics environment, do a massive amount of good for vulnerable people living in their communities, reduce a lot of needless waste and make a lot of new friends.
  • Their funder enables them to cover all travel expenses and they can also provide refreshments, lockers, CV support and help with applications.

At present about 1 in 3 people who complete this programme move into paid work, often full-time work.

Please make contact if you can refer someone who’s unemployed, genuinely wants to move into employment and would likely commit to attending 3 days a week for 8 weeks.

Email: jonathanwilliams@fareshareyorkshire.org | Tel: 01226 213255

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2019-12-20T14:00:11+00:00 16th December 2019|0 Comments

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Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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