ARHAG – Rise into Employment

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 Award Winning RISE Employment Programme

Our accredited and award winning employability programme RISE, is designed especially for Arhag residents, offers friendly advice, training and support to help you into work. Whatever your skills, qualifications or experiences.

RISE has been awarded the Best Tenant Employment/Training Programme at the Housing Excellence Awards May 2017. Recognised for outstanding work in partnership with Arhag in helping  residents and the wider Migrant and Refugee community to achieve their potential.

The programme is run  in partnership with Arhag and delivered by Olmec and it’s open to anyone who needs a helping hand to find a new or a better job.

Expert advisors from Olmec can offer you:

  • Recognised NCFE entry level qualification in employability
  • Volunteering opportunities which can often lead on to paid work
  • Work placements to gain hands-on experience and learn new skills
  • Help to write a CV
  • Top tips and interview skills
  • Training opportunities
  • Support with job searches including helping to write your applications.

The Programme

The programme includes 6 weeks of group learning and support followed by 4 weeks in a guaranteed volunteer or work placement of your choice.

 Group 1 (Saturdays)Group 2 (Tuesdays)
Rise into Employability Launch February 9th 2018
Session 1 - Group TrainingMarch 3rd
March 6th
Session 2 - Group TrainingMarch 20th
March 13th
Session 3 - Group TrainingMarch 17th
March 20th
Session 4 - Group TrainingMarch 24th
March 27th
Session 5 - Group TrainingMarch 31st
10am - 4pm
April 3rd
Session 6 - Assessment & moderation April 7th
April 10th
Work placements & one to one sessions
Session 7 - Job coaching / work placement / option w/c April 16th w/c April 16th
Session 8 - Job coaching / work placement / option w/c April 23rd w/c April 23rd
Session 9 - Job coaching / work placement / option w/c April 30th w/c April 30th
Session 10 - Job coaching / work placement / option w/c May 7th w/c May 7th

Get involved – Timeline & application process

  • RISE launch on Friday 9th February 2018, 6:30pm-8pm  at RBS, 280 Bishops Gate, EC2M 4RB.
  • Applications run for 7 weeks from January 8th to March 1st 2018

For information please contact

To apply please see application form at: or complete the form below.

Registration for employment support

Please also complete and return the Equalities Monitoring form [Equalities Monitoring DOC] [Equalities Monitoring PDF]

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This programme aims to help people to find work, therefore we can only support those who have permission to work in the UK.

Data Protection Statement

I authorise you to hold and process information received by you for the purpose of assisting me with any employment opportunities, training and advisory services. I understand that some of the information provided will be used for monitoring purposes. I understand that my details will be held on computerised and paper-based systems and that I may access them under the terms of the Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998. I understand and agree that Olmec may provide such information to agencies and relevant third parties in order to assist me with any employment opportunities, training and advisory services. I agree that Olmec may contact me by telephone, email, SMS/text message, post or any other appropriate form of communication in order to provide me with details of relevant opportunities.

By submitting this form you confirm that you have read and understood the above statement.