The Margins Project runs a training/work experience opportunity aimed at anyone who is at risk of homelessness or has experience of it, and is now looking to gain skills that will help with employability.
Their main requirement is for people to be in stable accommodation when they apply so that they can focus on gaining new skills, developing their existing skills and look properly towards being in suitable employment.
Their Café Training Programme is a basic catering and hospitality course that enables those who have been out of employment to gain tangible skills. Candidates start with 4-6 weeks of voluntary work (travel expenses are paid) where they learn about kitchen hygiene and safety, explore different foods and assist in prep for the café at the chapel. Following this period and dependent on their commitment and enthusiasm, candidates are invited to interview for a 4 month work experience placement within the Margins Café that serves at music concerts at the chapel. The work experience is paid at minimum wage, involves front and back of house work and includes mentoring and counselling sessions for each candidate. Candidates who complete the placement gain a reference from our project.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help you apply.