Profession

Job Coach, Employability Skills Trainer, NVQ Assessor, All Age Professional

Location

Kent , South East


Experience

Job Coach & Employability Skills Trainer
Firebird Training Limited & Inspired Youths
Deliver workshops in schools and colleges on motivation, confidence building, communication, using initiative, listening skills, interview preparation, interview skills, CV writing, goal setting, job hunting, application letters, sales pitches and general skills to make a young person highly employable. Coach, train and mentor 16-25 year olds to gain employment or set up their own business. Created 'JOB ACADEMY' programme that supports 16-25 year olds into an outcome of employment or an apprenticeship. Produced full length DVD to help young people create a CV and Personal Statement that gets them interviews. Created 'A.C.H.I.E.V.E. in the world of work' employability programme for 14-15 year olds, delivered in schools. Created 'YouCan' programme for 11-15 year olds to develop life, work and social skills so they can be personal effective in their home, school and work life. NVQ Apprenticeship Assessor/Tutor for qualifications in Business Administration, Sales, Recruitment, Customer Service, Management and Catering. Carry out personality profile testing using Thomas International's PPA and Job profiling as a qualified certified user of DISC profiling.
Apprenticeship NVQ Assessor
B2B Engage Ltd
Assessing, coaching and tutoring apprentices in the workplace on Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration, Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills and Level 2 Principles in Business Administration.
Apprenticeship NVQ Assessor
K College
Assessing, coaching and tutoring apprentices in the workplace on Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Business Administration, Customer Service and Marketing.
Study Support Coach
Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)
Supporting learners on the Certificate in Recruitment Practice and Diploma in Recruitment Practice through their studies and marking coursework.
Employment Lisison Consultant
Connexions Kent & Medway (CXK)
Identify local employment opportunities for young people (16-19 and up to 25 with learning disabilities) with local employers. Influence the provision of education and training with local employers. Promote employment with training in particular apprenticeship schemes. Locate volunteering and work experience opportunities for young people. Analyse local issues and barriers to employing young people and promote local solutions. Write and facilitate training courses.

Skills

NVQ Assessor
Edexcel
Assessing, coaching and tutoring apprentices in the workplace on Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Business Administration, Customer Service and Marketing, Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills.
Coaching
The Coaching Academy
Advanced Diploma in Coaching, Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching and Diploma in Youth Impact Coaching.
MBA
The Open University
Marketing, HR, Financial strategy, Organisational strategy

Testimonials

“My students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to discuss and develop their plans for the future. The workshop encouraged them to be thinking ahead about where they want to be and more importantly, how to get there.” Mrs Corp, Head of 6th Form and Theatre Studies – The Weald of Kent Grammar School

Mrs Corp - Head of 6th Form , The Weald of Kent Grammar School

“We found Alison’s assistance valuable and informative. She has supported Conner with focusing on a career path, writing his CV, applying for apprenticeships and most importantly encouraged him with a her personal approach. Thanks to Alison, Conner has now started an apprenticeship in plumbing.” Katrina Rabbett

Katrina Rabbett , Parent

“The work that Alison did with our young people made a fundamental difference to their life chances and their ability to see a practical outcome to their studies.” David Lord, Vice Principal – Cornwallis Academy

David Lord, Vice Principal , Cornwallis Academy

“Alison made me realise I have the ability to do what I want to do and made me believe in myself. I now have an idea of what I want to do and I feel a lot more confident about my future. She got me thinking about my own personal skills which helped me to write a brilliant CV that got me lots of interviews and I am now in a job.” Joanna

Joanna , Year 13 Student

“As the parent of a 17 year old I am delighted to have a copy of this fantastic DVD. If any teens you know need help with writing a University Personal Statement, this product would be a terrific help to them. I think that given the level of stress year 13’s in particular feel about writing their personal history it would be fantastic if they could all see the DVD and work through the exercises for themselves.” Mrs MacNiven

Mrs MacNiven , Parent

“I recently had the privilege of work shadowing Alison and witnessed her working with a young person who was very unsure of his future direction and was very quiet. I watched Alison turn the situation around with this young man being the proud owner of a new CV, a new sense of self and direction. Her ‘no time like the present’ attitude got this young person fired up and reminded us all just to go out and get it. She has fantastic motivation and enthusiasm.” Melissa Wade, Student, MA Careers Guidance

Melissa Wade , Student, MA Careers Guidance