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LFC Foundation launches Virtual Employability Programme

LFC Foundation has launched a new employability support service for people across the Liverpool City Region who have been made redundant or are at risk due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Virtual Employability Programme will provide participants with constructive CV and cover letter support, mock interview practice and exclusive job role insight in order to enhance their employment prospects during this time of uncertainty. 

Participants will receive 1-2-1 support courtesy of LFC Foundation’s Employability Team or from an LFC volunteer who has registered to lend their support and career expertise to the programme.

The support sessions, which are free of charge, will be delivered virtually through video service Zoom and last for approximately 30 minutes. Local employment opportunities will also be sent to each participant and assistance with applications will be available.

In order to be eligible for the new programme, participants must be aged 18 or over and live within the boroughs of Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton, Halton or St. Helens.

The programme has been designed to support local people during the lockdown period and will continue to do as social isolation measures begin to ease and local communities begin to recover.

Matt Parish, LFC Foundation director, said:

“The COVID-19 outbreak has unfortunately resulted in a dramatic loss of employment and will continue to do so as the economy tries to recover in the months to come.

“During this time of uncertainty, we would like to provide those struggling to find a job or those who have recently been made redundant with professional support in order to enhance their chances of regaining employment.

“We hope this new service will offer constructive support to those affected, now and in the months to come.”

Local people can apply to join the programme by completing the Virtual Employability Programme online registration and pre-questionnaire.

Applications are now open but are subject to availability and may close for short periods of time to allow LFC Foundation to provide a quality experience for all participants.

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