Belfast Works is a Belfast City-wide project which seeks to address the issue of long-term unemployment by supporting those most removed from the job market. Belfast Works at EBM is run in partnership with Ashton Community Centre (Lead Partner), GEMS NI, Job Assist Centre Greater Shankill, and Job Assist Centre West Belfast.
Employability Mentors provide one-to-one support to clients in East Belfast Mission and in Outreach Centres across East Belfast. Mentors have years of experience in providing advice and guidance on education, training and careers, and work alongside clients to offer the support they need to progress into employment.
You will get help with:
preparing a CV
completing application forms
Call in, or contact us on 028 9045 8560 (ext 1) for more information or to arrange an appointment with a Lemis+ Mentor.
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Belfast Works is a voluntary, client-centred programme offering:
Free industry related training
A link to real jobs
Belfast Works Employability Mentors are available each week at various outreach centres for client appointments and to facilitate training courses.
Check with your local centre for details or phone Belfast Works at 028 9045 8560 (ext 1).
Short Strand Community Centre
Greenway Women's Centre
Ballybeen Women's Centre
Dee Street Community Centre
Tullycarnet Community Centre
Cregagh Community Centre
Ballybeen Women's Centre
Braniel Community Centre
You can also talk to an Employability Mentor at Holywood Road and Knockbreda Jobs and Benefits Offices. Check with your local JBO for days and times when you can meet with a mentor, or phone Belfast Works at 028 9045 8560 (ext 1).
Family Support Training
The Community Family Support Programme is a Belfast City wide partnership led by the Upper Springfield Development Trust. Family Support Workers at EBM deliver the programme in East Belfast.
We offer a varied programme of support to families to help you reach your full potential in areas such as employment, education and lifestyle. The programme is designed to meet the needs of your family and could include:
Help to improve household routines
Understanding children's behaviour
Improving self-confidence and motivation
Money management training
Signposting to local community activities
Preparing for employment - help with CVS, interviews skills, completing application forms
We also facilitate family fun days, coffee mornings and drop ins.
For more information please call 028 9045 8560 and ask for Lee-Ann or Lisa.
Lemis+ Mentors and CFSP staff are available to help clients with all aspects of job searching.
Mock interviews can be arranged to build confidence and improve your chances of
successfully moving into employment.
Contact the Employability Team using the form opposite or on 028 9045 8560
for further information or to make an appointment.
Belfast Works aims to combat poverty and enhance social inclusion by reducing economic inactivity, and to increase the skills base of those currently in work and future potential participants in the workforce.