Employment Programmes

SCORE

The Volunteer Service and Your Trust Charity are working in partnership with the Prince’s Trust to provide support and training to unemployed people across Birmingham with the aim of getting them back into work.

SCORE (Supporting Career Opportunities, Recruitment & Employment) is our unique work experience to employment programme which inspires young people from a variety of different and diverse backgrounds to enter the health and social care sector as a place to work.

Jointly funded by the Trust and the Prince’s Trust, it is aimed at job seekers who are aged between 16 and 30. If you live within the Sandwell and West Birmingham area and meet the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) referral criteria and are looking for employment within the Health Care sector, then this might be the scheme for you.

Find out more about the S.C.O.R.E programme, click here.

Find out more about the S.C.O.R.E programme, click here.

The SCORE employability programme could be for you, especially if:

  • You have no formal qualifications, but really want to pursue a career in the health care sector
  • You also currently volunteer in a healthcare related setting but need retraining and formal qualifications to boost your job chances
  • You are honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • You have the capacity to participate in 16 hours of development training for eight weeks which will include two weeks of in-house training, functional skills, IT assessments, real work-based experience
    on placement with the Trust and an external health and social care service organisation.

The SCORE programme will get you ‘ready for work’ for at least one job role and depending on qualifications a multi-skilled discipline (clinical and non-clinical) in vital service areas and for the next
including positions health care assistants, trainee nurses and many more positions that we will soon have coming up across our hospitals.

If you are interested, but still want to know more before fully committing, remember we will train, mentor and support you throughout. We will provide you with work experience whilst helping you
to obtain the level of functional skills and qualifications you will need.

Applications are now closed.

 

Previous programmes operated by the Volunteer Service

World of Work

World of Work (WoW) was a unique work experience placement programme specifically designed and funded for job seekers and unemployed people aged 25+, that met the referral criteria and lived within the Birmingham and Solihull catchment area.

The programme has now ended but offered people with no formal qualifications retraining, accredited qualifications, 16 hours of development training for eight weeks, including two weeks of inhouse training and skills assessments. Those on the course were offered four to six weeks of work experience either at City Hospital, or with external health and social care organisations. 

Our WoW programme prepared candidates for at least one job role and depending on qualifications a multi-skilled discipline (clinical and non-clinical) in vital service areas including positions: as apprenticeships; administrators, clerks and receptionists; hotel services; estate operatives; porters, patient transport drivers, health care assistants, trainee nurses and many more positions that were available across our hospitals.