16th May Tottenham Recruitment Fair

Come along to our Recruitment Fair Tuesday 16 May 2017

11am-2pm, Tottenham Job Centre, 640-656 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 0AA

Do you want help finding the right job?
  • Want to find out about apprenticeships?
  • Want to develop your skills?
  • Thinking of retraining?
  • Jobs vacancies with Pinnacle

Looking for FREE advice and support?

We provide free advice, guidance & training:

  • CV preparation and job search
  • Help with applications
  • Plus many more!

For more information or to book an appointment please contact

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk
John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

In partnership with
Embrace UK,  Arhag, Pinnacle, Department of Work & Pensions

Apply Now – First Steps in Social Enterprise for BME Women 2017

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Applications Open for First Steps in Enterprise for BME Women 2017.

Applications for the  FREE 12 week First Steps in Enterprise programme is open.  The closing date for applications is on 21st April 2017.

Apply Now!

  • Are you a budding social entrepreneur background, or someone with a business idea for a social enterprise that will benefit both minorities and the wider community?
  • Do you free advice to help you get your venture off of the ground?

First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women  2017 is an exciting new 12 week programme for existing and aspiring female entrepreneurs.
First Steps in Social Enterprise helps you to take the steps to turn your idea into a business.  The programme also provides expert advice and support for existing business.

The programme will be held on Saturdays from the end of April to July.

Who is it for?

  • Women from minority/migrant backgrounds with a social enterprise idea.
  •  People with a social enterprise idea that is migrant/minority led or community  benefiting.
  •  * Migrants are defined as anyone born outside the UK who is now residing here.
  •  * Minority led refers to Black Minority Ethnic

Please note that all are welcome to participate.

Cost

This event is FREE.

How to Apply

To download an application form and for more details on how to apply please visit http://www.olmec-ec.org.uk/social-enterprise/first-steps-in-social-enterprise-for-bme-women-2017/

For More Information on First Steps in Social Enterprise

If you want to discuss the programme or if you need help in filling in the form, please call us on 0207 688 8019 or 0207 688 8020.

28th March Green Towers Employment Day

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Come along to our Employment  Day Wednesday 28th March 2017

11am-2pm, Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road, Edmonton N9 0BU.

Do you want help finding the right job?

  • Want to find out about apprenticeships?
  • Want to develop your skills?
  • Thinking of retraining?
  • Want to improve your pay and conditions to develop your career?

Looking for FREE advice and support?

We provide free advice, guidance & training:

  • CV preparation and job search
  • Help with applications
  • Access to training
  • “Smart works” access to interview clothes
  • Information on money advice/debt management
  • Plus many more!

For more information or to book an appointment please contact

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk

John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

In partnership with

  • Metropolitan
  • Department of Work & Pensions

30th March 2017 First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women Launch Event

 

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Come along to the First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women 2017 Launch Event.

30th March 2017, 12  to 4pm,  Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH

  • Are you a budding social entrepreneur background, or someone with a business idea for a social enterprise that will benefit both minorities and the wider community?
  • Do you free advice to help you get your venture off of the ground?

First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women launch event  is a FREE opportunity to meet successful social enterprises and sector specialists at a launch event for an exciting new programme for existing and aspiring female entrepreneurs.

Who is it for?

  • Women from minority/migrant backgrounds with a social enterprise idea.
  •  People with a social enterprise idea that is migrant/minority led or community  benefiting.
  •  * Migrants are defined as anyone born outside the UK who is now residing here.
  •  * Minority led refers to Black Minority Ethnic

Cost

This event is FREE

Register to attend the event

Booking is quick and easy.  Click here to book or visit our event page at  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-steps-into-social-enterprise-for-bme-women-2017-launch-event-tickets-32401665253

Learn more about the day

To find out more follow the link  http://www.olmec-ec.org.uk/social-enterprise/first-steps-in-s…omen-2017-launch/

For More Information on First Steps in Social Enterprise

To find out more follow the link: http://www.olmec-ec.org.uk/social-enterprise/first-steps-in-social-enterprise/

22nd Feb Clapham Park Employment & Training Open Day

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Come along to our Employment and Training Day Wednesday 22nd February 2017

11am-3pm Clapham Park Pop Up Shop, 8 Mullins Place, SW4 8EU (next to Sainsbury’s Local on Kings Avenue)

Do you want help finding the right job?

  • Want to find out about apprenticeships?
  • Want to develop your skills?
  • Thinking of retraining?

Looking for FREE advice and support?

Positions available in:

  • Construction
  • Housing
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Creative industries
  • Teaching
  • Customer services
  • plus many more!

London Living Wage roles.

To book an appointment please contact

Yomi Ajose, Employment Advisor, 07972 007413 yomi.jose@olmec-ec.org.uk

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk

John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

In partnership with

  • Metropolitan
  • Lambeth Council
  • Wandsworth Council

Spring round of Chalkhill Community Trust funding – closes 24 Feb

The latest round of funding from Chalkhill Community Trust Fund will open on 25th January 2017 and the application window will close on 24th February 2017.

Chalkhill Community Trust Fund

The Chalkhill Community Trust Fund (CCTF) is an active independent grant making charity which aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of residents of Chalkhill Estate and surrounding areas in Brent. It has a fund of around £1.4m and is governed by a Trustee Board which meets quarterly.

For full details of activities the fund aims to support and future application deadlines please see the Chalkhill Community Trust Fund page.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016

 

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The Big Give  Christmas Challenge  2016

Donate to Olmec on theBigGive.org.uk from 12pm on #GivingTuesday 29th November and your donation will be doubled!

Olmec is taking part in the Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause.

The campaign is run by the Big Give which was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed in 2007. Since the Big Give launched the campaign in 2008, it has raised over £71 million for more than 2,500 charity projects.

We will be raising funds for the project First Steps In Social Enterprise for Black Women and aim to raise £14,000 in total. Online donations will kindly be doubled by our key supporters and the Big Give’s philanthropic partner, The EQ Foundation

We will only be able to double donations while our match funds last, so please make sure you donate as soon after 12pm on Tuesday 29th November as possible.

Click below to donate.  Thank you in advance for your support

Donate Online

 

28th Oct Ashmole Employment & Training Day

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Ashmole Employment & Training Day 28th October

Come along to our Employment & Training Day, Friday 28th October  2016

11am to 3pm Ashmole Tenant’s Hall, 2 Meadow Road, SW8 1QB

Do you want help finding the right job?

Want to find out about apprenticeships?
Want to develop your skills?
Thinking of retraining?

Looking for FREE advice and support?

Positions available in:

  • Construction
  • Service Industries
  • London Living Wage roles
  • Plus many more!

Sign up for FREE

  • CV advice
  • Application form assistance
  • Interview techniques
  • Help with job search

Thinking of starting a business?

Get help from Olmec Social Enterprise & Business Start Up surgery.

To book an appointment please contact

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk

John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

 

Rise into Employment Graduation Ceremony and Launch Event

On the 30th September 2016, a  Rise into Employment graduation ceremony and launch event was held at Royal Bank of Scotland’s Bishopgate office to recognise and celebrate the achievements of recent Rise Programme participants and Switch On Digital Inclusion Programme beneficiaries.

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The event was hugely moving and inspirational; hosted by Omar Kahn, Chair of Olmec with speeches from John Mayford, Olmec CEO, Cedric Boston, CEO Arhag and Rise beneficiaries.

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Cedric Boston, CEO Arhag presented certificates of achievements to Rise into Employment  and Swicth On  graduates.

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Annetta Bennett, Olmec Ambassador introduced the Chick Peas Sisters film and delivered an inspirational performance of Maya Angelou’s ‘And still I Rise’ poem. The evening was wrapped up with a buffet and networking.

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Rise into Employment Programme

The Rise employability programme developed in partnership by Arhag and Olmec provides friendly expert advice, accredited training and quality personalised support to help you into work – whatever your skills, qualifications or experiences. It’s open to those who needs a helping hand to find a new or a better job.

Change your life. Get and keep the job that you want.
Get in touch today or complete the attached application form to join the Rise programme.

 

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