Here at Works for Us, we believe that everyone deserves to be treated as an individual. We offer our clients a safe environment to build their confidence, soft skills and understanding of the labour market so that they are equipped to move forward into training or paid work.
Building a relationship with us is both mutually beneficial and incredibly rewarding. We help hundreds of people every year to overcome stress and anxiety, build confidence, develop work-skills and find employment – and by working with us, you can help us to achieve fantastic results.
Why support Works for Us? Build your brand and improve PR is a key to:
Engage your existing workforce The modern workplace is made up of individuals that are increasingly conscious of social responsibility and their impact on the wider world. Show your staff that you value whilst fostering a sense of organisational pride and loyalty by developing your organisation’s philanthropic arm.
Enhance employer branding To attract the best talent, it is essential to set yourself apart from other employers. By working with us, you will be demonstrating that you are a conscientious, impactful employer – improving your organisation’s brand image, trust ability and overall attractiveness to candidates
Develop your organisation's reputation
We support a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are skilled and actively looking for work. By supporting Works for Us, you could have access to dozens of potential candidates; it will be a great chance to connect with passionate people working within the charity to tackle issues relevant to your local community, and possibly your business too.
Know you are making a difference
If your organisation is passionate about transforming people’s lives for the better, you’re in the right place. Our clients come to us facing a myriad of challenges, including low confidence, lack soft/functional skills, mental health issues, lack of understanding of the current labour market and much more. By working with us, you are directly impacting the lives of local people in need of support and guidance.
How Organisations Can Help
Provide work placements Work placements are a fantastic way for our clients to develop their skills and experience and we are always looking to connect with local businesses who can host individuals on a short-term basis. Offering work experience placements can also be a valuable way to increase organisational capacity while giving someone the opportunity to practically prepare themselves for paid employment.
Provide mentoring for our clients – mock interviews etc Many of our clients are success in getting interviews, however, we find that they may not have been for an interview before or not for a long time. This can cause anxiety and distress so we work with them to try and reduce this stress by giving them an insight into how an interview may go. We look at the role and provide a mock interview based around this. We provide constructive feedback and techniques to help the client feel more comfortable and confident in their presentation skills to attend the interview and possibly getting the role they are looking for. Many organisations have employers who are used to providing these types of interviews and these skills and experience are invaluable for our clients. In fact it could benefit your organisation too and you may find the candidate you are looking for.
Provide training opportunities for our clients Whilst work placements are brilliant for our clients to experience a working environment, organisation training is equally important. We welcome organisations that can help us with providing training or trainers especially around how to deal with people, customer service, health & social care etc. At the same time taster sessions on what your organisation can offer is equally important. How many people really know what an organisation does before they start working there?
Provide information about job roles available We are regularly working with clients to identify roles in certain sectors, but don't always have access to what is available. If your organisation is looking for a new staff member then please let us know about your role and we can support our clients to apply for your role. We are always looking for roles in IT, Accountancy, Retail, Warehousing, Health & Social Care to name a few.
Donate office clothes, equipment and materials Whether it’s clothes for our Working Wardrobe, up-to-date IT, ergonomic office equipment or even supplies for our art sessions, we welcome all donations as they enhance our service and support our clients needs. We regularly have clients who have interviews coming up but don't have suitable interview attire to attend so are likely to not go. We provide them not only with clothing but also with an insight into what colours/ types of clothing suits them, how to present themselves and also what employers are looking for.
For further information or if you are interested in working with us or to discuss more options about how your organisation can help, please Get in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 07852 963744. and we will get in touch. Thank you.
Works for Us is part of Citizens Advice Milton Keynes, a local charity providing advice, guidance, and support to local people about the issues affecting their daily lives. Citizens Advice Milton Keynes is the operating name of Milton Keynes Citizens Advice & District Bureau Limited, a company limited by guarantee and a Charity registered in England and Wales number: 800012. Company Registration number: 2265182. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN: 617670 Registered office: Acorn House, 361 Midsummer Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 3HP