Phone : (01369) 707 600         Email : info@helpltd.org.uk        

Helping Argyll’s Young People

with housing, employment, health and wellbeing and information and advice

Employment

HELP believe that in order to sustain a tenancy and become part of your local community you need to get into meaningful activity and so we support young people to gain the skills, experience and qualifications to prepare them for the job market.

HELP Pathway to employment Programme includes:
Employment Programme
A 12 week workshop based programme including drop in.
  • Setting Personal Targets
  • Communication skills
  • Outdoor team building experience
  • Basic IT skills
  • Call Centre Training
  • Creating a CV
  • Meeting employers
  • Certificates in Food hygiene, First Aid, Customer Care, Health and Safety and Moving and Handling.
  • A 4 week environmental project in partnership with the local community
  • Interview skills
  • A final presentation of certificates.
Building Blocks work experience
Following on from the induction programme young people are encouraged to take part in a work experience opportunity their chosen career path or sector.
  • Administration
  • Environmental
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Social Care
  • Marketing
  • Service/Tourism
  • Call Centre
HELP Community Taskforce
HELP Community taskforce gives young people the opportunity to engage in paid work within their local community for between one year and eighteen months at the living wage.
Skills Drop-In
  • Our employment and skills development drop in is available in
Dunoon on Tuesdays between 2.00pm and 4.00pm,
and Wednesdays between 3.00pm and 5.00pm


Rothesay on Thursdays between 11.00am and 3.00pm
HELP chair the Cowal Employability Partnership who have run a Jobs Fair in Cowal two years running. The local unemployment register dropped by 7% as a direct result of this activity.


86% said their employment skills had improved and they felt more confident since being involved with HELP

64 young people into employment and/or training in year end February 2017