Community Skills

Helping you achieve your goals

Our Community Skills team offer free information, advice, and guidance to all Newtide Homes tenants who wish to improve their access to skills and opportunities. We’re here to empower you to take the first step and seize every opportunity.

Increase my confidence

Has it been a long time since you’ve attended any formal learning or maybe since you’ve had an interview? Our fully trained advisors can help you to explore any barriers and enable you to overcome these.

We can help you recognise your value and develop confidence when approaching new learning. To get yourself started and see what you already have to offer, you can take the National Careers Service skills assessment.

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Develop my skills

We’ll work with you to help identify your skills and develop new ones. Whether you’re looking to improve your digital skills for work and get more connected or want to gain skills in English and maths, the options are endless.

In partnership with West Suffolk College, we’re offering fully funded, online training courses, which are a great opportunity to get back into learning or keep your mind active. You can access Level 1, 2 and 3 courses, and these take around 110 to 180 hours to complete.

Find a job

When looking for a job it can be difficult to know where to start. Whether you’re looking for your first job, a change in career or just want to explore your options, we can help you reach your full potential.

We offer 1:1 support with anything from refreshing your CV and preparing for an interview, to helping you develop your digital skills and explore volunteering opportunities.

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Start volunteering

If you're thinking about work but you're not quite ready, volunteering can be a brilliant place to start. It’s a great way to gain skills and experience, while increasing your confidence and helping you meet people in your community.

You can find new opportunities in your local area, and even search for volunteering on job sites such as Indeed.

Redundancy support

We understand that losing your job can leave you feeling worried and anxious about what the future holds. Our fully trained advisors are on hand to help you explore your options and understand what your next steps should be.

You can find out more about the support available including free counselling and help with money management on our support and wellbeing page. Alternatively, please get in touch with us to see how we can support you.

Careers with Flagship Group

Why not look at starting a career with us?  We’ll make sure that you have the right skills and training at your fingertips, and we'll provide you with opportunities to grow. You can even apply for our apprenticeships and earn while you learn.

Flagship Group is committed to offering all tenants a guaranteed interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role. We can also offer support with your application and interview preparation.

Join our Facebook group

Our Facebook group is for all Newtide Homes tenants. It’s a place where you can engage with like-minded people experiencing a similar journey. Look out for top tips on topics like CV writing and creating a positive mindset, as well as information about learning opportunities and much more!

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Get in touch with us

It's easy to get in touch with us. To speak with a friendly, dedicated Community Skills Adviser, fill out our simple form and we'll be in touch.