Employability and Training 2022

We are continuing our work, in partnership with Gateshead College, to support people in reaching their full potential.

Three-week Blended Programme

VolunteerTogether, we are delivering a three-week blended programme of classroom and work experience-based learning to help people develop the skills, knowledge, and work experience they need to get jobs in the warehouse and logistics sector. There are many local and national companies that recruit for roles in warehousing, supply chain, and logistics – this programme gives people relevant qualifications and experience to strengthen their confidence and to increase their opportunities for paid work. 

The last six months have been a difficult time for lots of people, with the uncertainty of lockdown restrictions and rules on social distancing being revised. Despite these difficulties, FareShare North East and Gateshead College have continued to deliver the employment training programme.

Programme Successes

During this time, we delivered another two courses, with 12 people successfully completing the programme. Four have only just finished and are now being supported by Jason Meek, the Employment Programme Manager, to find paid employment opportunities. Out of the eight people from the previous intake, six have found paid work and two are being supported by other services.

To give an idea of the successes, some of the former programme participants are now employed with various companies and organisations such as:

  • Palatine Beds
  • NHS
  • Amazon
  • Iceland
  • Hollands Food
  • FareShare North East

During this time, we’ve also had two young people working at FareShare North East as part of the KickStart Scheme – Matthew and Jack. They have both attended the training and as a result of how successful this scheme has been, we are now recruiting a further five people.

2022 Employment & Training Programmes

We are now offering two new programmes:

Programme 1: gain qualifications and experience, duration of 3 weeks plus 1 day induction and 1 day employment skills training includes continued employment support (each week consists of 3 days tutorials and 2 days warehouse training). Click here for application and start dates.

Programme 2: gain experience, 10 days in total, including 1 day induction/volunteer enrolment, 9 days volunteering (this can be completed over a longer period) and includes employment support. Click here for application and start dates.

Click here to find out more about the Employment & Training programmes.