On Tuesday 19 November we organised our second ‘Employability Day’ in the City Library in partnership with Moving on Tyne and Wear.

It follows on from a successful Employability Day that we organised in June as part of the national ERSA-led initiative. We loved the concept of having partner organisations delivering a range of creative, varied and hands-on employability workshops, and wanted to try it again!

A series of one-hour workshops were on offer here in the City Library to help residents develop their employability skills, all delivered by local partners and employers. We had a real range of activities, from mock interviews in the morning, understanding what it’s like to work in sales, finding out about digital support activities on offer, to communicating with confidence, team-building activities and more. Our social lunch was a brilliant opportunity for people to come along, network and chat over a sandwich, cup of tea and cake! We ended the day on a high playing music and making a lot of noise with Making Music Together and it was a great way to let of steam and learn a new skill.

A huge thank you to everybody who came along to participate in the workshops – we hope you found it useful!

A massive thank you too to all of the people who came along to deliver workshops, including: NE1 Can, Moving on Tyne and Wear, Newcastle BIPC, Frank Recruitment Group, Smart Works Newcastle, Get Online Newcastle, Prince’s Trust, Maximus Training, Northern Learning Trust and Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and Making Music Together. If you couldn’t make the day, please keep an eye on our events page to find out about other events you could get involved in to develop your skills.