Cat Lynch Joins Belina

Cat Lynch has joined Belina as an Employment and Welfare specialist.   Cat will be delivering the GRoW programme and employability workshops in South London on the BAME project. Cat has extensive experience in working on government funded contracts including; welfare to work and education having worked for A4e, Skills Training UK and Maximus employment and training in … Continue reading Cat Lynch Joins Belina

How should we measure progression and impact in employability?

Belina Summer Seminar 2016, Liz Sewell, Director,  Belina Consulting Ltd It is straightforward to measure if someone has a job - you can check if they have a pay slip. But how do you measure progression towards a job? And what can you claim as the imapact of your intervention? These were the  questions posed at our Summer … Continue reading How should we measure progression and impact in employability?

What does progression under Universal Credit actually mean?

Universal Credit should help parents start work as it makes it easier to take part-time, flexible or temporary jobs to help parents gain valuable skills and avoid CV gaps. Unlike previous benefits, Universal Credit doesn’t stop when a claimant enters work. Instead it stays with claimants as they progress in work and increase their earnings until they are entirely … Continue reading What does progression under Universal Credit actually mean?

Cover Letter

The Rules Should be one side of A4 Personally addressed to the relevant individual Clearly states the job you are applying for Includes the main reason why you the best person for the job. Shows you are interested in their organisation Click for an example of how to write a Cover letter

New Blog – 30 hours Free Childcare – early adopters announced

Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah has today (2 February 2016) announced £13 million, which will allow a group of councils to deliver 30 hours of free childcare for working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds - a year ahead of schedule. As a result, some working parents in Wigan, Staffordshire, Swindon, Portsmouth, Northumberland, York, Newham and Hertfordshire … Continue reading New Blog – 30 hours Free Childcare – early adopters announced

Climbing up the ladder – the issue of low pay and how we can help

Peter Bacon of Kennedy Scott (fourth from the left) at the Belina Seminar, where he gave this paper. With recent changes in policy, the issue of becoming ‘stuck’ in low pay will become an ever higher part of the agenda. The new national living wage will provide many with a welcome lift, but with decreases … Continue reading Climbing up the ladder – the issue of low pay and how we can help