Changes due to Covid-19

 

All Brag Employability workers have moved to remote online working.

We are able to offer one to one coaching, CV reviews, interview techniques, job searching assistance and general help and advice. We are interacting with clients through various mediums, including:

  • Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Facebook video calls
  • Email and instant messenger
  • Telephone appointments

We are also offering live group training sessions through zoom for clients who would benefit from the interaction of others whilst learning employability skills. We also have online pre recorded training videos for clients to watch.

We continue to support clients with their well being during this time through our Well Being Inclusion Worker who covers all of Fife. In addition to this we are also supporting ex offenders during this time remotely as above, who feel their offending background is a barrier to employment. We are able to provide support to clients who are looking for work who may need support around disclosure issues. This could be anything from general disclosure advice, working out spent/unspent convictions and/or completing a disclosure statement.

Below are the current contact details for each worker covering the different areas across Fife:

 

Leanne Brown – Leven and surrounding areas

Email : lbrown@brag.co.uk

Mobile: 07526867245

 

Roz Davidson – Kirkcaldy

Email : rdavidson@brag.co.uk

Mobile: 07523143219

 

Nicola Lines – Glenrothes

Email: nlines@brag.co.uk

Mobile: 07526867242

 

Keith McGeoch – Cupar & St Andrews and Well Being support all over Fife

Email: kmcgeoch@brag.co.uk

Mobile: 07594760375

 

Kenneth Nesbitt – Dunfermline and surrounding areas

Email: knesbitt@brag.co.uk

Mobile: 07526867243

 

For the ex offender support you can contact:

Email: jwesencraft@brag.co.uk

Mobile: 07922 782478

The Alba programme

This programme is a 4 week part-time course incorporating a work placement where suitable. It is aimed at supporting 16 – 65 years old benefit claimants to progress into suitable employment through a bespoke employability related learning programme

Programme Content

  • Induction paperwork and completion
  • CV development
  • Job searching skills
  • Developing goals through action plans
  • Employment readiness assessments
  • Team building
  • Confidence building
  • Barrier resolution
  • Work placements where suitable

Financial Advice

Participants on the ALBA programme will further benefit from one to one key worker support which will continue beyond the completion of the course. This will include carrying out a better off in work calculation.

Aftercare Service

Following participation in the course, Brag will support the customer into either work or work related training/placement.

All participants will

  • Receive mutual support and encouragement from staff and each other
  • Help members improve their job search approaches
  • Maintaining motivation and helping with rejection
  • One to one sessions to deal with individual situations and issues
  • Specific help such as CV writing and interview practice

This course is aimed at those clients who are long term unemployed or who have multiple barriers, such as no work experience or living in a jobless household. If you are unsure whether you qualify or would like further information call them employability team on 01592 860296.

This project is being delivered by Brag as part of Fife Employability and Training Consortium and funded through The Opportunities Fife Partnership.