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Community skills

Everyone's journey is unique.

Our Community Skills team offer free information, advice, and guidance to all Victory tenants who wish to improve their skills and opportunities. When it comes to careers, sometimes there are opportunities ready for us to seize but sometimes there are setbacks and things don't go as planned.

We’re here to help you navigate the changing landscape of work, volunteering and training.

Join us on Facebook!

Our Facebook group is exclusively for Victory tenants. We share top tips on CV writing, careers guidance, volunteering opportunities, access to training and much more!

Finding a new job

Looking for work can feel like a real struggle, especially when things don’t move as quickly as you’d like. One of the best ways to use your time between jobs is to refresh your CV and make sure it accurately reflects your skills, experience and aspirations. We can help you review your CV, get ready to reach out to an employer and prepare for an interview.

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We can help you

Reach your potential

Build effective and relevant job searches, gain deeper insight into interview techniques and learn what makes a great CV.

Boost your digital skills

Whether you need to learn the basics as a complete beginner or want to develop your existing skills, we can help you get where you want to be!

Find volunteering opportunities

If you're thinking about work but you're not quite ready, volunteering or a supportive work placement can be a brilliant place to start.

Investigate employment

If you're out of work, we'll assist you in finding the right job. Self-employment might also be an option we can explore! And, of course, if you're already employed but looking for something new, we can help there too.

Job searching during Covid-19

Every sector has been impacted by Covid-19 in one way or another. People on the lowest income, in all sectors, are most at risk of becoming unemployed. However, demand is growing for people to work in core sectors like IT, logistics and food sales. And, as working from home becomes increasingly common, companies are also looking for people with good digital skills. The Skills Toolkit from the National Careers site has free courses that can help you get started.

Transferable soft skills are always in demand. According to the National Careers site, the top five most popular soft skills for job searchers are:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Positivity
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving

Get in touch!

Fill out the form below to send your query directly to the Community Skills team.