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Routes 2 Market - Edinburgh College Recruiting now for January 2018

15 January 2018

Routes 2 Market (R2M) Routes to Market is a 12 week programme for 16-25 year olds who are job ready and looking to move into employment. This programme helps participants create their own personalised job searching strategy. It gives an insight into the current labour market by looking at real jobs and current career opportunities. 

With the support of the R2M Tutor, participants will undertake a research project looking at employment sectors and gain a real understanding of the recruitment processes used by employers today with opportunities to visit some of Edinburgh's largest employers and take part in a work experience opportunity with an employer who has vacancies to fill. Many of the employers are based at the west side of the City and includes the Airport. 

Topics will include: 

  • Effective labour market research leading to better targeting of job applications 
  • Preparation for more challenging recruitment practices e.g. panel interviews, group assessment days and presentation interviews 
  • Developing job search strategies that include all current routes to market, e.g. Social Media, personal marketing to employers, web based approaches and the role of recruitment agencies
  • Producing multiple sector specific CV's, cover letters, personal statements and application forms using scoring systems to ensure a higher interview rate. 

Participants will gain the following SQA Qualifications for taking part: 

  • Preparing to Work 
  • Work Place Skills 
  • Communications 4
  • Job Seeking Skills 
  • Skills for Customer Care.

Participants can apply for EMA if eligible or remain on DWP benefits if applicable. The course will start in January 2018 and run from Gate 55 on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Please contact donna.layden@edinburghcollege.ac.uk or gayle.green@edinburghcollege.ac.uk for more information.