We held our first employability workshop at HMP Portland this week. During the session the young men heard from Andy Parker of YHC, Maria Spooner of Greencore and Sonya McMillan of Groundwork. They learnt about how to present themselves at interview, the importance of being present in the moment and what employers look for at an interview. They then went on to use these skills in some mock interviews.
We were also joined by the young men's mentors and they spent time with them helping them to write a CV that could be used for employment upon release.
It was an extremely positive day and we look forward to the young men using some of these skills in April when they meet local employers who will consider them for a 3 day work taster.