16th September 2019
Gordon Henderson MP supports new employment project
On Friday 6th September Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, visited a group of unemployed local people taking part in CXK’s trailblazing employability programme, Working Heads.
Delivered in Kent and Medway by CXK, Working Heads helps people to create a great first impression and access employers in an engaging and innovative way through video. As part of the project, job seekers are supported through workshops which take them through the process of creating a video CV. That video is then uploaded to the Working Heads online portal, which is accessed by employers looking for candidates to fill existing job opportunities.
Working Heads has been designed to help people who struggle to create a good ‘first impression’ with a written CV. It allows them to really present themselves to employers without the barriers a written CV can present.
Employers, meanwhile, benefit from a convenient way to get an accurate representation of a candidate’s personality and skills, via an easy to use portal of work-ready candidates who they might ordinarily never meet.
Mr Henderson said:
“I was delighted to visit Phoenix House to witness at first hand the Working Heads scheme. I was impressed with what I saw and congratulate CXK on the way they are delivering this Government funded programme.
“I was particularly pleased to be able to meet some of those local, unemployed people who are taking part in the scheme. Having talked to them I am confident that every one of them will find a job, they just needed the help provided by Working Heads to give them the confidence needed to succeed in an interview.
“However, to make the scheme work properly, we need more local employers to take part and I will be doing everything I can to make this happen.”
The Working Heads project is funded by the government’s Integrated Communities Innovation Fund.