Another Cohort Gains Employability Skills


On Monday 18th October, Get SET welcomed its second cohort of learners under a free programme that helps people to find work.


The SSU programme (Skills Support for the Unemployed), is a short training programme that helps people to develop valuable employability skills. It is funded by the Growth Company and typically takes place over a period of around two weeks.


The cohort of 13 young people gathered at Get SET’s premises in Blackburn to begin a course that (amongst many others) covers topics such as:


  • Digital Skills
  • Using Technology for Career Development
  • Career Planning & Job Search
  • CV Writing
  • Confidence & Motivation
  • Letters and Application Forms
  • Interview Techniques
  • Presentation Skills
  • Time Management
  • Using Social Media Platforms


Course tutor Naheed Ahmed said: “It was great to welcome a new cohort of learners and to meet people with such a range of backgrounds, talents and ambitions. It’s always especially nice to be able to help people through the SSU programme, because it teaches skills that really are incredibly important when getting a foot on the careers ladder.”


More information about the SSU scheme can be found here.

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