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Our courses, programmes and 1:1 support packages cover a wide range of employability skills to assist those with the most basic or complex needs. The sessions that are delivered depend on the needs of the individuals or group, with care taken to ensure the support is tailored to them. With self-efficacy at the core of all our support, we develop skills, confidence and aspirations in those who face barriers to employment.

Our support is delivered in a variety of places including classroom, online (Teams or Zoom) and within secure establishments, to either groups or individuals.

Our 3 strands of core support
We support people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, all facing their own unique challenges in gaining employment. We do this via our 3 strands of core support, which allows us to best meet their needs. These are as follows.

  • Bee Work Ready: Delivering vocational support that develops employability skills and confidence in those facing barriers to employment. This includes those with health related conditions, young people and the older work force.
  • Beyond Bars: Providing tailored support for those who have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System (including staff members), helping them to make positive change and informed choices. 
  • Painting the Grass Green: Supporting the armed forces and veterans community via our tailored support and interventions.
Below is a breakdown of the key elements of our employability skills support, including how it is delivered.
Transferable Skills

Transferable Skills

Understanding the skills that are developed in a range of environments, is a key employability skill. These include both hard and soft skills, as well as personal qualities. We explore where and how these are developed, in addition to skills gaps and areas for improvement.

CV and Cover Letters

CV and Cover Letters

When it comes to applying for roles, we always promote quality over quantity and this starts with documents that highlight experience, skills and potential. Ensuring these are tailored to each role applied for increases the chances of being shortlisted, we explore ways to do this using the information available.

Proactive Job Searching

Proactive Job Searching

Job searching can be a job in itself. Having a more strategic approach can help to find opportunities that others don't. We look at ways to be more active, proactive and reactive when searching for roles, which can also have benefits to other areas of life and rehabilitation.

Career Redirection, Aspirations and Achieving Goals

Career Redirection, Aspirations and Achieving Goals

There are many factors to take into consideration when going through career redirection and identifying a pathway to achieving this. There are also many training opportunities that can support this. We help to plan that pathway and reinforce this with a Personal Action Plan that has clear, identifiable goals.

Being Interview Confident

Being Interview Confident

We explore the different types of interviews (including the less common), preparation and the interview follow up. We also identify questions that may be asked and how these can be answered in a relaxed, natural manner.

Why Volunteer?

For some people, volunteering can be a great way to build skills, confidence and networks. There are many other benefits to both physical and mental health, whilst it can also support career redirection. We look at the factors to consider around volunteering and help to identify the role that best suits the individual at that time.

Disclosing with Confidence

Over 11 million people within the UK have a criminal record and at least 735,000 of these are unspent convictions. Understanding if, when and how to disclose a criminal record can be hugely beneficial to an individual. It allows them to move forward in their lives and overcome barriers that they often didn’t believe they could.

Going Solo

Going Solo

For those who are considering self-employment or setting up a limited company, there are often many things to consider and questions to ask. We discuss the pros and cons of doing so, and then explore the difference between the 2 models. There is also insight into the reality of running a business and where to go for help and support.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed Learning

Maintaining motivation, making the best use of the available time and developing greater self-efficacy is a vital part of our employability support. To help achieve this, there are often tasks of varying size to complete between sessions. Many of these are complimented with a short coaching video that explains the task in greater detail and ensures the learner continues to feel supported.

Access to Resources

Access to Resources

From the moment they have their first session, our learners have access to a membership area of our website, where we have a wide range of resources. Resources include written handouts, skills videos and a growing selection of audio-visual materials. This is an area that we are continuing to grow and learners see the benefit of this via their lifelong access.