Employment Support

SolidFoundationslogo“Solid Foundations’ help and support began from the word ‘go’ and has been invaluable.  The new skills I have learnt have given me immense confidence and self-belief.”

Solid Foundations delivers a comprehensive employment support package to unemployed people, focusing on BME communities living in London.

Take our employment support survey by following this link“Our team is getting at least 20 people per month into work” John Mayford, Olmec CEO

Our service has successfully placed hundreds of people into permanent paid employment. We have links with many employers in London. In particular strong links have been developed with employers in the construction, engineering and finance sectors.

By integrating our community development activities with Solid Foundations we not only promote employment support service throughout the community, but also carry out inclusive research to identify peoples’ needs and aspirations in terms of the type of work they are seeking, offering appropriate Information Advice & Guidance.  We tailor our support to the needs of local residents.

In 2012, Olmec’s Solid Foundations team assisted 60 people into work, some of them included as case studies in this video from Metroployment.  Now in early 2015, on average, we help 20 people per month into work.

Solid Foundations services are currently available to residents of the following Housing Associations

ARHAG:
Metropolitan:
Viridan:

Read the “Making It Work” report (PDF, 2MB) explaining some of our work in Lambeth.

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The Making It Work report illustrates some of our work in Lambeth

We offer:

  • One to One Advice, Information and Guidance
  • Assistance with job search
  • Assistance in applying for jobs
  • Assistance in developing a CV, personal statement and cover letter
  • Preparation for an interview
  • Brokerage of employment, training and work experience opportunities
  • Training courses
  • Job Fairs
  • Meet the employer events.

Download the brochure: Solid Foundations Brochure

"Solid Foundations' help and support began from the word 'go' and has been invaluable: job opportunities, one-on-one tutoring in interview techniques and body language - I could go on! The new skills I have learnt have given me immense confidence and self-belief."
“Solid Foundations’ help and support began from the word ‘go’ and has been invaluable: job opportunities, one-on-one tutoring in interview techniques and body language – I could go on! The new skills I have learnt have given me immense confidence and self-belief.”

“I have been registered with Olmec for some time. I have received vacancy information and support in interview techniques and work placements. These services are very important for unemployed people like me and make a huge difference in the life of job seekers. I find this organisation very important and appreciate their hard work and diligent services.”

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If you are an individual wishing to access our service please contact the Solid Foundations team on 0207 688 8016.

If you are a housing association or a company who wants us to deliver the Solid Foundations programme in your area or for your communities, we would be happy to discuss this further with you. Please contact John Mayford on 0207 688 8019 or at jmayford@olmec-ec.org.uk