The Big Hit is a pre-employment initiative led by Trafford College’s Pre-employment department and is delivered in collaboration with a number of business partners including Emirates Old Trafford, Trafford Council, DWP & National Careers Service.
It’s original focus was to help unemployed 18-24 year old Trafford residents into employment through participation in a week long intensive employability programme where attendees worked on building their confidence and communication skills whilst preparing for interviews.
During the programme, attendees also worked with the Emirates Old Trafford Community foundation team to build team-working skills and problem solving and were also supported by the National Careers Service in improving their CV presentation.
At the end of the programme, attendees attended a graduation day with a guest motivational speaker, mock interviews & a jobs fair attended by employers with current jobs.
At the time of writing, 86% of participants were confirmed as remaining in work after a 6 month period thus validating the programme as one of the most successful initiatives in the UK, being further discussed in Parliament in 2014.
Since its first cohort, the Big Hit has been developed further to meet the requirements of the DWP Sector-based Work Academy model and now includes work experience and a guaranteed interview in a specific work sector for every programme attendee.
As Trafford College Pre-employment increases its partnerships with local employers and delivering quality candidates who are work-ready, we have developed the expert knowledge to help organisations source and prepare large groups of candidates for interview. If you are a Trafford Employer and are looking to recruit a pre-trained workforce, we know we are in a great position to help you.
For further information on the range of services we can provide, please call Craig Wilkinson on 0161 886 7472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org