OnetoOne Help In The Recession

25 September 2009

OnetoOne

This tailored service is designed to up skill all clients in their job search and job hunting, from tips on writing CVs through to maintaining a positive and focused approach, making them more appealing to potential employers

Joanna Wheldon, project co-ordinator.

Unique free careers service offering for unemployed professionals, managers, graduates and those at risk of redundancy.

A new careers advice service for professionals, managers and graduates who are newly unemployed or at risk of redundancy-OnetoOne-has been launched by the University of Derby to address a need highlighted by East Midlands Job Centre Plus in the current economic climate.

OnetoOne is a unique free service offering in Derbyshire and North West Nottinghamshire in that it will offer clients one to one appointments with Careers Advisers, and also a programme of workshops, an accredited Volunteering scheme, an opportunity to be mentored by employers, and a series of online tools at www.derby.ac.uk/OnetoOne .

OnetoOne project co-ordinator, Joanna Wheldon said "This recession differs to previous economic downturns in that higher level occupations are experiencing redundancy. OnetoOne is the only free service of its kind targeted at this client group. Agencies such as Job Centre Plus tend to specialise in services for unskilled and semi-skilled occupations and for the long term unemployed. The objective of this new service is to ensure that support is available at the point of need.

This tailored service is designed to up skill all clients in their job search and job hunting, from tips on writing CVs through to maintaining a positive and focused approach, making them more appealing to potential employers".

OnetoOne will be available to the public until September 2010. Workshops will be rolled out in Derby from30 September and in Mansfield from 22 October. A range of workshops across locations in Derbyshire and North West Nottinghamshire will follow towards the end of October.

OnetoOne is a partnership with Derby, North Nottinghamshire, West Nottinghamshire and Chesterfield Colleges and will be delivered in Derby, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Worksop and Buxton.

  • OnetoOne service is funded by the Economic Challenge Investment Fund (ECIF). It is one strand of a collaborative package of support being offered to both individuals and businesses that have been hit by the economic downturn. The objective is to ensure that support is available at the point of need.
  • Partners and stakeholders of the ECIF project include Job Centre Plus, Business Link, East Midlands Development Agency, Learning and Skills Council, Local Authorities and Further Education Colleges.
  • Project Co-ordinator Jo Wheldon is employed by the Career Development Centre of the University of Derby.

For more information please contact: Joanna Wheldon, project co-ordinator email: j.wheldon@derby.ac.uk  tel: 01332 591316.

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