The Bridge at Waterloo, which runs employment courses to help Londoners find work, reported its most successful results yet, following a three-day summer intensive in late August.
Some 14 people from all walks of life, including 11 young people from Lambeth (aged 17-19), attended the course run by The Bridge at Waterloo, the education and community project founded by St John’s Waterloo in 2015.
Over the course of three days (10am-4pm), the students covered CV writing, job searching, effective communication, interview technique and conflict resolution. After completing the course, students were offered mentoring and support to help them secure interviews.
Less than a month later, no less than 11 of the students had secured employment, mostly in the hospitality industry.
“This was our most successful Bridge to Employment course to date,” said Daniel Gregory, who devised and delivered the programme.
“We wanted to make it clear to the students that everyone goes through the job searching experience. It’s a collective thing. As a result, the group really bonded and the students left feeling supported and positive about the future. That undoubtedly helped their chances.”
The next Bridge to Employment course will take place October 21st – 23rd. Register online here (free).