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"I have simply learnt so much about myself as a result of this project. I feel so confident. I plan to get more involved with all the local activities from now on and I have got my friends involved as well.  This programme has changed my life in a few short weeks."  Career Orienteer Participant

"We were delighted to be a part of this programme and would very much like to work on further projects with Octopus." Antonia, Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation

Inspiring Employability - Career Orienteer

Career Orienteer is our unique and pro-active response to improving back to work support. At the heart of our approach is life-coaching.

 

Did you know that figuring out what 'career' actually means is one of the most widely researched and written about of all human activities?

Career Orienteer takes into consideration a fair bit of that research, wisdom and experience, along with all the things that no-one is ever really taught about career development and employability skills, and delivers an approach that is client-centred.

It's all about taking a life-coaching approach!

 

Engage: we clarify every individual's starting point

Motivate: we assist everyone in preparing for change

Inspire: we work with individuals to identify and set achievable goals

Equip: we help people understand the 'job market' and gain practical job-hunting skills

Support: we work with every individual to devise their route map to sustainable employment

 

We want to see our clients not only secure a job. We want to equip those individuals with the job-hunting and career development skills that will see clients not just into their next job, but which will serve them as a route map through the ups and downs of an entire working life. Importantly, we want to ensure that those who we work with are able to move from long-term unemployment and into sustainable work.

 

Career Orienteer is delivered through an inter-agency collaboration between Octopus, Every Voice, Choices CIC, Islington Bangladesh Assocation and Islington Somali Community.

 

Funders and Supporters: Islington Council and the Trust for London.

 

 

 

 

 

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