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Unemployed Islanders receive 'Goals' training

22 February 2012

'Goals' is a 2 day course which aims to raise self-esteem and give unemployed people a taste of what will be expected of them in the workplace. The course also promotes a positive and proactive attitude to job-seeking. In total, 5 courses are being run at the Jersey Pottery Crab Shack at St Brelade’s Bay, the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Waterfront, the Best Western in David Place and the Pomme D’Or Hotel.

Advance to Work Manager and team member of Back to Work, Sophie Le Sueur, said that the course had proved successful with Advance to Work clients in the past and had now been arranged to coincide with the hospitality industry vacancies available to locally qualified job-seekers.

“We have had close contact with a number of the Island’s hospitality providers and have secured their help in providing these opportunities for local people. We now need to make sure that those Islanders who are going for interviews in hospitality are ready to do so.

“Goals is an inspirational course that leaves people feeling positive about their future employment options and it is one of a number of ways that we can help. I have yet to meet someone who has completed the course who hasn’t found it helpful. The added benefit for our job-seekers is that these courses are being held in establishments looking for staff so their commitment could land them with an interview.” said Miss Le Sueur.

Goals UK has over 20 years' experience and a proven track record of helping people achieve successful outcomes through innovative and highly motivational training programmes. The course aims to help people break through inhibiting barriers they may have and set them on the road to a brighter, more positive future.

Goals trainer Oliver Ashton said “We have been working for the past 15 months with the States of Jersey to build capacity for the course by training staff in the Goals process. By sharing these tools and techniques to boost self-esteem and focus on a positive future, Islanders seeking work are better equipped to see and sometimes even create opportunities where they previously may have thought there were none."

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