GETTING women into employment after a career break is the aim of Kenilworth-based social enterprise business Career-Mums.
Having successfully supported many women in their careers, co-founders Sally Dhillon and Nishi Mehta have won funding to offer a new free return to work programme thanks to an ESF Community Grant.
The Work Restart Programme, starting in early September, is aimed at supporting women who have been out of work for at least six months to be ready for a return to work – whether through part-time or full-time employment, starting up a business or retraining.
Sally said: “We know from our own personal experiences how confidence ebbs away and uncertainties creep in when you try to find a job after taking time out for whatever reason.
“Our programme helps people to think about what they ideally want to do and get support to make it happen – including figuring out how to make a job work around specific family commitments, build confidence and the low-down of how to find what they’re looking for.”
Due to coronavirus, the programme has been adapted and will be delivered remotely, accessible on most devices.
Nishi added: “whilst we’ll be running the programme online there will be lots of support and resources for each participant as well as live sessions each week for six weeks.
“The team will provide a warm, reassuring welcome to participants knowing how daunting it can be to take the first steps towards making changes for the future.”
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