Our Job club provides self-help resources that cover CV writing, interview techniques, volunteering opportunities and online application forms. It is a space for job hunters to meet with others looking for work, to build new contacts and to share experiences. The club also provides access to our computers for brushing up on basic IT skills, as well as for job hunting.
Mustard Tree staff run the Job club with the assistance of our bank of excellent skills mentors. These mentors give individually targeted support to our participants in whichever areas of employability they most need help. Currently, the service can only be accessed by people volunteering with us on our Freedom Project, as part of the work we do in assisting them to rebuild their lives.
Computer Skills is for learners new to computers or wanting to ‘brush up’ on their computer skills in small groups (around 10 students per session). This course will equip learners with practical skills and IT knowledge (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), including using a mouse and keyboard, emails, searching the internet, accessing public services, computer security and applying for jobs online.
A good proportion of our Freedom Project participants are asylum seekers or refugees. Mustard Tree ESOL courses are for speakers of other languages who want to improve their English language skills and run twice weekly for beginners and intimidate learners.
Customer Service course
Customer Service course is for individuals to gain practical skills and training within a Customer Service role. The course content has been developed using John Lewis training materials, where participants gain an understanding of good customer service and have opportunities to develop these skills in a practical retail environment.
You can download and keep a copy of the above timetable for all our practical skills and employability classes here!