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Employment & Training support at Sovereign
The Employment and Training team at Sovereign offer a dedicated service of guidance, support and practical help to any Sovereign resident looking to access training or work.
The team offer a tailored service for each resident we work with; so whether you are looking for a first job, would like to gain a qualification or are planning for the longer-term – we are here to help!
By accessing the employment and training team, you will receive support from a dedicated employment and training officer who will help you to develop a plan that is right for you.
Some of the ways in which we may be able to help you include:
Support with your CV
Improving your interview skills
Completing successful application forms
Online training and accreditations
Digital skills support
Help with self-employment; business start-up and business resilience
Resident grants to help you access training and work opportunities
If you would like to get in touch with the team to see how we might be able to help you then please e-mail us at
0300 5000 926
and ask to speak to the Employment and Training team.
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Not in work? We’ve helped hundreds of residents – we can help you too
Whatever your situation, the team can help you by offering support with:
career planning, job searching, CV writing and interview techniques
getting back to work if you’re unemployed
advising you on how to deal with problems in your past, for example if you have a criminal record
apprenticeships, training, work experience and qualifications
grants that help with learning or job opportunities
managing your own business and meeting the Department for Work and Pensions earning expectations
I already have a job – can the team help me find better work?
Yes, the team can also work with you to help you find better work or move your career forward. For some residents this can mean:
increasing their earnings through better pay or more hours
finding more secure work (for example, moving away from zero hour or fixed-term contracts)
finding work closer to home to reduce travel costs or to fit around caring for children or family members
changing to a sector where there are good career progression opportunities for higher paid or higher skilled jobs
Skills 4 Work - employment and training support for the Isle of Wight