At Calman we understand the challenges facing employers and the risks of employing young people who have recently left education or have little work experience. Employers expect new employees to have appropriate attitudes towards work and an understanding of the world of work. In reality, many employers have experienced difficulty in recruiting staff into entry-level posts and find that many young people are unable to consistently perform to the level expected as they do not have the skills or experience required. Specific areas of concern can be timekeeping, attendance, ability to work effectively with others, to behave appropriately and to complete and finish tasks effectively and efficiently.
This situation is unhelpful for both employer and young employees. To address these issues, Calman provides training and work experience opportunities for young people to develop their skills for work. Trainees can progress through each level of training from foundational core employability skills through to more technical skills for the workplace.
Our hands-on approach ensures young people gain practical knowledge and experience, and often we organise for trainees to demonstrate their skills working within our social enterprises including hospitality, craft production, digital design and print, digital media production and arts. Calman’s training is designed to measure hard evidence of the young person’s competence in the workplace by ensuring their skills are demonstrated consistently over time. We also strive to make the skills we teach as transferable as possible so that our trainees are able to work in a wide range of industries.
Young people who graduate from Calman have a real understanding that in order to progress in their career there must be a starting point and that entry-level posts will require dedication, enthusiasm and an understanding that there are parts of every job that might not be the most enjoyable but need to be done well.
By providing regular advice and guidance, we help young people identify their career choices and interests; this ensures that when applying for employment positions they will have a genuine interest and enthusiasm in working in the area chosen, and ultimately, in working for your business.
Employers working with Calman will benefit from an effective, free service including:
For information about our training process and to discuss hiring our trainees contact:
Bill Hickey (Training Services Manager) – 07701015002 or firstname.lastname@example.org