WHILE it is back to school for youngsters, parents across Solihull are being urged to take advantage of a careers advice initiative, which is celebrating its first anniversary this month.
nextstep West Midlands has provided careers advice to over 43,000 people across the region in its first year, and is encouraging adults to use the service now the school term has started and parents have more flexibility in their free time to polish up on their skills.
The nextstep West Midlands advisors are on hand to give advice and support from writing a CV, how to access courses, NVQ training and interview skills to improve job prospects.
Rachel Harrison, of nextstep West Midlands, said: “Since launching last year, we have had an overwhelming response from adults who have used the nextstep service and now find themselves in a better situation with employment.
“Some people have even had a complete change in career and signed up to our nextstep NVQ training scheme, which trains candidates in a level three or level four NVQ in advice and guidance.
“For parents out of employment, this is a perfect time of year to get in touch with one of our nextstep advisors and get the ball rolling towards improving skills – with children back at school this gives parents a bit of spare time to explore the career opportunities available to them.”
In addition to the nextstep helpline, people can meet with advisors at venues throughout the region and at careers events.
For more information, contact nextstep West Midlands on 08000 217 244 or log on to their website at www.nextstepwestmidlands.org.uk