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Achieve Your Career Aspirations With Generation’s Career Support Programme

We know achieving your career aspirations can be extremely challenging.

What sector should I work in?

Should I take extra qualifications?

How can I improve my CV?

How can I deliver a great interview?

Do these questions sound familiar to you? Then sign up for the Generation Career Support Programme now!

Not sure where to start with your career?

We’ll help you make a plan.

Know what you want, but can’t get past the final interview? We’ll help you ace it!.  Somewhere in between? We can help!

What is it?

A free (yes free!) opportunity to change your life and get the career you deserve. Our aim is that you secure a job within 12 weeks.

On the programme you get access to…

  • Up to 3 hours of 1:1s career support with an expert career coach
  • Direct CV feedback and guidance.. .whether you’re writing your first draft or perfecting your fifth we can help with direct , tailored suggestions
  • Mock interview practice with direct, immediate feedback and an online tool you can practice with as many times as you
  • Weekly workshops with others looking for a job covering key topics
  • Exploring the job market
  • Write a stand out CV
  • Deliver a job winning interview
  • Manage interview anxiety and confidence.
  • Always-on, online platform full of top-quality digital resources on CVs, interviews, job search that you can dip into when you like
  • Monthly employability masterclass bringing everything together into a full-day session

This is what some of our participants think…

“My sessions with Stuart [a Generation coach] were very beneficial for me as he taught me how to stand out by highlighting my unique achievements. Stuart also helped me learn not to assume what the employer wants which has given me more confidence in my applications and interviews, resulting in me securing a job I thought was out of my reach”. AK

“… I learned how to prepare for my interviews and manage my stress before the interview and was coached during the hiring process and got help with signing my offer letter. It’s an honour being coached by Stuart [a Generation coach]. I would not have the job I have without his help and support. Stuart’s expertise would be an asset for every organization/person, either hiring to trying to be hired.”. OMJ 2022

“Stuart {a Generation coach}  is a very kind and understanding individual who genuinely cares about your well-being; as well as your professional career prospects. His guidance and push to gaining my confidence has helped me during my journey in discovering the right role for me; which aligns with my personal values and goals. I would highly recommend Stuart as a coach as he can specifically cater to your needs in providing mentoring support!” SS 2022

 

Why should I try it?

Results – The programme has already supported over 500 people! Become one of them!

The best support – We only work with the best career coaches – the kind who are accredited and have helped re-write >25,000 CVs and helped over 2,500 into jobs in their previous work.

Gives you what you need – The 1:1s are just that, 1:1s with just you and your coach covering what you need and you can choose which online resources you look at.  You can do as much or as little as you like.

It’s free – The programme is funded by the European social Fund and freely available to those who are out of work in London (any of the 32 boroughs) or across Leeds and the Leeds City region.

Program Length

Flexible, up to 8 weeks

Online modules, workshops and 1:1 support

With this flexible programme, you choose the pace and learning style more suitable for you.

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Not currently in education, training, or employment
  • Living in Yorkshire
  • You have the legal right to work & live in the UK
The programme is funded by ESF European Social Fund Logo

A few simple steps

  1. 1

    Now: Sign up

    If you are living in Leeds City Region and are unemployed or on a zero hours contract.

  2. 2

    THIS PROGRAMME IS FLEXIBLE

    You can choose how you access the programme. Use the online platform or sign up for one-to-one tailored career coaching or a combination of both. The programme can accommodate your needs however you wish to work. Indeed, you can use the portal and attend weekly workshops. What is most important is you achieving your career goals and aspirations.

  3. 3

    WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

    Take part in focused workshops on a Wednesday evening, to build your ability in the areas that matter to you - whether that's feeling confident at interview, creating a great CV, or working towards a specific job type or sector.

  4. 4

    1:1 SESSIONS

    If you need help with a particular job you have seen, are lacking confidence, suffer from interview anxiety or just need to refine your career and job search plan, join the career coach for specific, individual, tailored advice.

  5. 5

    CAREER SUPPORT IS HERE TO HELP

    The Career Support Programme has been designed to share knowledge about the job market and how best for you to navigate your journey to a successful career.

    The combination of 24/7 online access to the career portal and dedicated career coaching combined with weekly workshops and drop-in sessions will offer 8 weeks professional and dedicated support focused upon your career goals, needs and wants.


"It has helped me find a sense of direction and I now clearly see a pathway that I can take directly to my goals"
Career Support 2020 participant


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Skills Earned

Technical Skills


We’ll help you learn the technical skills to identify great roles, apply for them, succeed at interview and negotiate your terms in a new role.

  • How to discover your strengths with personality testing and career coaching
  • How to choose the right CV format and display your strengths in a way that stands out from the crowd
  • How to write a compelling cover letter that focuses on Impact
  • How to prepare for interview and how to answer in an effective way to show-case your talent

Behavior & Mindsets


Learn how to:

  • Search for jobs in a way to maximise your time
  • Stay motivated in your job search
  • Utilize your networks in your job hunt
  • Think like a recruiter to guarantee maximum success

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network

Events

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges