Employer Empleo CIC

Hamilton House, 9 Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1AE
Salary National Minimum Wage
Hours 25 hours per week
Contract Fixed term
Type Job
Closing date 31/08/2021

Kickstart Scheme vacancies are only available to people aged 16-24 years who are in receipt of Universal Credit.

Empleo is a successful and popular social enterprise company working to support disadvantaged people in Nottingham and beyond.

Trainee Employability Mentors at Empleo will learn to support local unemployed people and move them closer to employment, education, or training.

You will be working with active clients alongside trained and experienced Mentors. Towards the middle and end of the Kickstart period, you will be given more responsibility - this will include carrying out Jobsearch and helping with Conversational English sessions.

Mentoring sessions will be based mainly at our Head Office on Hucknall Road, however we also have partner bases in Bulwell and North Nottingham where you will gain additional hands-on experience. Ninety percent of the work we do is conversational on a one-to-one basis which takes place informally rather than in a classroom environment. Most of our referrals come from Jobcentres across Nottingham.  As well as any additional duties we require, you will be:

  • Shadowing and supporting key staff in the first instance.
  • Learning to mentor long term unemployed people - with emphasis on those who are Refugees and Migrants (one of our key projects).
  • Learning to engage unemployed people – conversation, confidence building, trust etc.
  • Learning to create, adapt, update and discuss existing or new CVs to a high professional standard.
  • Learning to carry out all classic methods of jobsearch training including interview/telephone/application form filling techniques.
  • Learning to carry out and support internet jobsearch – Indeed, Totaljobs etc. You will have access to a personal laptop for these activities.
  • Learning to motivate and to offer hope to individuals who may be suffering from low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence.
  • Learning strict policies and procedures, legal frameworks, GDPR, professional conduct with vulnerable clients and all internal administration as required by our funders.


Essential skills, experience and qualifications:

None, however, kindness underpins our work so demonstrable empathy is vital.

You must be prepared to undergo a DBS check.

A Level 2 qualification in English would be desirable as much of the work we do is literate.


Working pattern and contracted hours (including any shift patterns):

To be discussed – flexible to accommodate


Details of employability support (training opportunities/mentor):

You will be allocated a named contact as a Mentor throughout the six months.

This mentor will be responsible for your training and employability needs while you are with us and you can remain with us following the Kickstart period in order to gain further support if necessary.

Your progress will be reviewed formally by your mentor and/or managers fortnightly.

As an employability company supporting unemployed people every day, you will be supported by our specialist in-house team. You will be expected spend approximately five hours a week on your own job search.

Your CV will be continually updated, and we will set learning tasks designed to ensure that your CV evolves into a full, skills-heavy document ready for live applications.

We will also help you construct and develop Competence and Behaviour based applications (e.g. for vacancies within the City Council, NHS and Civil Service) when they arise. 

We will support you to develop your interview confidence with training and mock interviews.