Week 56 
 
Welcome to the Fifty sixth bulletin. 
 
The Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fair took place last week. Did you participate and how did you find it? 
 
Here is the website for the jobs fair, which contains all the information from the day, including details of the 30+ employers that participated as well as information on the skills and training opportunities promoted on the day.  
 
 
This week’s LinkedIn Activity 
 
Interview Skills Training 
 
This online training course is presented by the award-winning career coach and founder of the How2Become careers website Richard McMunn.  
Richard has helped thousand’s of people find employment through his targeted training guides, videos, and courses. By following Richard’s interview skills training course you are guaranteed to increase your chances of landing your next opportunity on the very first attempt! 
 
We know that the interview process can be daunting, regardless of the industry or your previous experience, and sometimes we do let the occasion get to us. 
 
Whether you’re just starting out in your working life, or moving into an entirely different industry, or even lining up to land your dream role, this course will help you to become a more employable candidate in minutes! 
 
You can register and access the material for one month for free - click here to see Free online interview training 
 
This week’s LinkedIn Activity 
 
Should you accept a job that isn't quite 'perfect' 
 
Compromise isn't something we're always happy to do, particularly when we're looking for a job that ticks all the boxes; salary, location, hours, duties etc. However, sometimes accepting a job that isn't everything you dreamed off is the best idea. This post on Linkedin offers further insights and persectives on this conundrum! Click here - should-you-accept-not-so-perfect-job? 
 
Are you thinking about starting your own business or turning your hobby into something you can grow?  
 
Horsham District Council are keen to encourage and support people who are keen to become self-employed. Are you thinking about starting your own business or turning your hobby into something you can grow? HDC can help.  
 
There's a lot of information out there and we have put together links to some of the best advice and training resources that are available on this page. We hope the links below will help you with your idea or your fledgling business. If you'd like to talk to someone, get in touch with the Economic Development Team by emailing BusinessDevelopment@horsham.gov.uk. 
 
If you are currently looking for work and need some support, you can access one of our Journey to Work Programmes, which offer a variety of support options to help you on your journey back into work. 
 
10 questions to ask in a job interview that will really expose a company’s culture 
 
Hands up if you have reached the end of an interview and they ask you if you have any questions...... your mind goes blank doesnt it!?  
 
We all know we should ask some interesting and intelligent questions, but we just can't think of any at the time. Karen Eber is the CEO and chief storyteller of Eber Leadership Group, a talent development boutique. She is also an international consultant, keynote, and TED speaker. She has listed some briliant questions you could have up your sleeve to learn a little more about a  
Click here to see what she has to say 
 
Hospitality has been in the doldrums for very obvious reasons over the last year or so, but slowly but surely it is all beginning to get back to normal. However, employers are really struggling to get hold of people. bbc-co-uk.business 
 
If working in a restaurant, cafe or pub is something you have considered, now might be the time to approach all the pubs and restaurants near you with a smile, your CV and your winning customer service skills! Whether it's Bill's, Kaya, Cottesmore Golf Club, @number4, Everyman, Premier Inn, Leonardslee, Cote, Sumners Ponds, Mannings Heath and more, they are all recruiting for kitchen, waiting or bar staff. Many of the pubs across the district will also be needing people, often not even advertising. Pop in and ask!  
 
Making the most of your time off-work can mean many things. Clearly you need to be looking for a job, but there is no better thing to report to a new employer that you have been keeping busy learning new skills, completing new qualifications and generally improving and developing yourself. There are still so many qualifications and courses you can do for free. This site has links to many that you may not have heard of before (I certainly hadn't). classcentral.com - free-online-courses 
 
London Learning Consortium (LLC) is still able to offer fully-funded Level 3 courses, regardless if you are employed or looking for employment. This is a great opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification and progress in your career. This is a very rare offer and we strongly recommend you take full advantage of this offer now. The level 3 adult offer is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee. Limited places are available. 
 
These are intensive courses so you have to complete them by 31st July, with support from LLC's expert Tutors. Click here for information 
 
Training courses 
Aspire Sussex from May will be doing Face to face assessments for Maths and English GCSE courses due to begin in September. 
 
They are also running a range of new computer courses – follow the link to see more 
 
Excel 
We often get requests for courses which will improve people’s Excel skills, check here for several options – check which one is appropriate for your level and enquire about concessions if needed. 
 
Food safety Course 
If your work involves food then you will need to ensure that all food handlers are supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene. Sign up here for a one day course currently being delivered on Zoom but soon will be face to face. Next dates are -  
 
Thursday 20th May 2021 - 09:30am to 04:30pm 
Thursday 15th July 2021 - 09:30am to 04:30pm 
 
To book a course place, please fill in Food Safety Course Booking Form email it to publichealth.licensing@horsham.gov.uk or post it. 
 
 
Mental Health Awareness course - SETAS would like to offer four free places again on our forthcoming half-day MHFA Mental Health Awarenerss course. It takes place on line and is a four hour course, interactive and is a great overview of mental illnesses, symptoms and how to speak about this important subject. We have places on our course at 11:30am - 3:30pm on Friday the 21st of May.  
 
If you're interested, please contact Richard on 07783 222956 or richard.brooks@setas.org.uk  
 
Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing 
 
Horsham District Wellbeing Team 
This month, news of their brand new pop up Health and Wellbeing Centre in Horsham click here 
 
Don’t forget that if you are feeling overwhelmed or need help urgently it is very important to get it. The link below will help you find it quickly. 
 
Local new vacancies  
From now on the new vacancies will be uploaded as a pdf, so you can download and save them yourself -  
here are the links for the most recent uploads - click here 
 
And finally, WISH will be finishing at the end of June, so we'll not be taking on any more people from now, however Horsham District Council will continue with employment support after that via the fabulous new team now in place.  
 
All the information you need can be accessed via this link - horsham employment support 
 
We are doing more online and telephone 1-2-1s, so if you're an existing WISH participant please do get in touch with Richard if you would like some specific support via the email below.  
 
See you soon we hope and please take good care.  
 
Richard and Mel 
 
Richard Brooks FIEP - Director. 
Mobile - 07783 222956 
Office - 01403 627766 
Email - richard.brooks@setas.org.uk 
Specialist Employment, Training and Advice Services 
 
Mel Simmonds 
Mobile – 07855 634679 
Email – simmondsmel@icloud.com 
 
 
SETAS Ltd. Bailey House, 4-10 Barttelot Road, Horsham, RH12 1DQ 
 
https://www.setas.org.uk/ 
 
 
 
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