Supporting people to find work and training during the festive season

Our employability team have been hard at work supporting customers with their jobs search in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year.

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7 Dec 2021

Being out of work is difficult at any time of year, but it can be especially hard in the lead up to Christmas.

Our employability team have been hard at work supporting customers to find employment ahead of Christmas and the New Year by hosting training academies and employer interviews in our Stockton store.

The team recently organised an interview day with Smyth’s Toys to help them find new retail workers in anticipation of the Christmas rush. Fourteen customers were put forward for interviews, with eight successfully securing a job.

They have also held construction, retail, contact centre and Kickstart training academies at the store, which saw thirty-five customers receiving specialist training and sixteen going on to secure job starts.

Five inspirational young people have also recently joined Thirteen's facilities management team as part of the government's Kickstart Scheme.

At Thirteen, we offer so much more than just a home. If you or someone you know would like some help to find work or training, our employability team can offer a range of free training and support services. Find out more by visiting our employment support webpage or get in touch with the team by emailing or call 01642 947 840.