Work Avenue’s Eight days of Chanukah!
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Work Avenue’s Eight days of Chanukah!

The community's employment hub reflects on an eventful year in which it helped to inspire people

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1. March 2018: Coding Your way into work

Work Avenue delivered an innovative coding course teaching popular programming languages and real-world coding skills including Visual Studio and web development, Javascript, HTML and CSS, to a cohort of job seekers with innate skills in logical thinking and ability to unpick a problem, helping them on their way to meaningful employment in this field.

2. April 2018:  Career Networking for graduates

Over one hundred students and graduates attended Career Networking to expand and develop their professional networks.  The event was organised in partnership with UJS and leading global professional services firm BDO, and offered students the opportunity to explore career options, make connections with people in their chosen sector and network with a wide range of professionals.

3. June 2018: Upgrade your digital media skills

Work Avenue launched a series of one day modular digital media courses to equip job seekers with essential contemporary skills for today’s work place.

4. July 2018: Annual Business Awards

Work Avenue welcomed over 200 people to WE Hub to recognise and commend the business and entrepreneur community that Work Avenue supports as they help people to earn a living.

5. October 2018: Charity Central communal recruitment fair

Twenty-nine of the community’s largest and most high-profile charities, including Camp Simcha, CST, Jewish Care, JW3, Norwood, UJIA and World Jewish Relief, took a stall to engage, inspire, inform and most importantly, hire job-seeking delegates on the day.

6. November 2018: Start Up Central

Entrepreneurs and small business owners took advantage of expert advice and guidance from Google’s Digital Garage at Work Avenue’s Start Up Central event.  This much acclaimed event attracted entrepreneurs, freelancers, start-ups and growing businesses to go one step further with the application of digital media within their businesses, looking to enhance their brand awareness and sales.

7. December 2018: Women in the workplace: for every woman who works or wants to

Women in the Workplace provides a vibrant and thought-provoking forum for all women who work or wish to do so.  The event takes the form of a series of workshops on topics of interest to working women such as using social media for your job search, changing roles after a career break, building a business, being a woman in a man’s world – and so much more.

8. New for 2019: Empowering Women for Employment

Work Avenue will train “women returners” for work following a break from the workplace.  The programme will provide education to relieve the financial stress, often poverty, that these families in the Community are facing, and the opportunity to reskill, receive mentoring, work experience and ultimately be placed in work.  Participants will be given an opportunity for work experience through a network
of employers.

About Work Avenue: 

Work Avenue has become the Jewish community’s leading employment and business support organisation, working across the Jewish community helping people to become financially self-sufficient either through securing employment or starting a business, regardless of their age or life stage. We touch the lives of over 2,000 people each year.  Work Avenue opened the community’s first Employment and Business Hub in January 2016, comprising offices, meeting rooms, shared work-space, training rooms and a café.  Work Avenue aims to put the importance of helping people into jobs and sustainable employment firmly on the map and at the forefront of our minds as a community.

For further information, contact:

jo@workavenue.org.uk

020 8371 3280

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