Support into work

Roots into Work is our employment and training programme open to all Phoenix residents aged 16 or over, regardless of employment status.

Our programme is bespoke and flexible to your needs. Whatever your experience or aspirations, we will support you to grow your confidence, experience and skills.

We are currently offering our service remotely via phone and video calls.

Use the links below to learn more about the support we can offer you in finding work and getting online.

One-to-one advice

Our employment advisors can help you to:

  • take the first steps into work
  • get back to work if you are unemployed
  • develop your career
  • prepare for interviews

Once you've registered with the programme, we'll arrange an initial online meeting to identify your targets and goals.

Find out more about Mark's Roots into Work story in this short film, produced by Placeshapers. 

Mark's a Phoenix tenant who volunteers a lot in the community with different charities. He suffers from depression and anxiety but was determined not to let that get in the way of finding work, and he was successfully offered a job at a local school.

Online employment sessions

Join together with other job seekers in a friendly and supportive environment at our online sessions to help identify your skills and build your confidence. 

We can offer:

  • help with creating or updating your CV
  • support to complete application forms
  • coaching and advice

We know that starting a new job or getting back into work can be challenging. Once you've been offered a new job we can provide ongoing support for up to six months, as you settle into your new role and lifestyle. 

Hear Marjorie's Roots into Work story.

Training

We offer free training in a range of subjects throughout the year. Courses have previously included first-aid, digital skills, health & safety, and basic skills. We work with a range of training partners to meet your individual training needs.

We’re also offering weekly online webinars on boosting your confidence, CV writing and interview skills. Find out more here.

This is Gary's Roots into Work story:

Work placements and volunteering

Due to COVID-19 we are currently unable to help with work placements. You can stay up to date with the latest job vacancies by signing up to our newsletter. There are still opportunities to volunteer with Lewisham Local, helping local food banks. Find out more here.

We can support you to access opportunities in a range of different areas to help you develop your experience and work-related skills.

We know that starting a new job or getting back into work can be challenging. Once you've been offered a new job we can provide ongoing support for up to six months, as you settle into your new role and lifestyle. 

Learn more about June's Roots into Work story:

Getting online and digital help

We think it’s very important that everyone has the opportunity to improve their digital skills. That's why we are working with Lewisham Council as part of the year-long Go ON Lewisham project to help everyone get online.

The internet is an essential tool for job searching, everyday tasks and staying social. We’re giving away free laptops and tablet to residents who need support to get online. We’re also pairing residents up with our Digital Champions who support them to use the device and navigate the internet. If you are someone you know would benefit from receiving a digital device get in contact by emailing digital.champions@phoenixch.org.uk or giving us a call on 0800 0285 700. 

Find out more about the scheme and residents who have already received a device.

 

We offer a range of digital sessions at The Green Man to help you get online and make the most of your technology. Look out for information in our news and events sections.

We're also keen to hear from residents interested in becoming digital champions and helping others become more tech savvy. If you would like to help out, please contact us