Grant for Transition Project
The Transition Project, assisting unemployed people to get back to work, has been offered a grant of over £1000 to assist it to update its systems and to become available online. Education Services 2010 made the offer for expenditure over 6 months which will be used for the purposes of digitalising the Project’s systems so that its services can become more accessible.
The Project was set up in 2010 by a group of volunteers under the leadership of the late Rev’d Christopher Warren, who was anxious to assist those made redundant during the 2008 financial crisis. It has been underwritten throughout by St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden including the provision of accommodation in the Parish Rooms. Project members have assisted large numbers during the 10 years since, but the present pandemic has required it cease the face to face contact that had always existed and commence working online.
Gerald Gardner says “Transition offers encouragement to job applicants to write appropriate CVs and letters that reflect their own personality and capabilities, often overlooked in CV writing, and then offers advice to enhance those points that its adviser believes will assist the applicant to stand out among others. Often applicants are worried about their performance at an interview, so we offer a mock interview and address any weaknesses. We encourage applicants to help themselves rather than lead them in a particular direction, but if we believe an applicant should seek specialist advice, then we assist him or her to obtain it.”
Details of the Transition Project can be found online at www.transitionproject.co.uk
2nd December 2020