I was recently invited to attend a meeting to discuss training and employment opportunities with a private training charity called Citizen Trust. I was greeted there by a friendly and warm-hearted adviser named Jasmine, who told me about the services of Citizen Trust. The training covers how to apply for employment, tips on filling out application forms, role played in groups, being interviewed, and feedback given by the training to each customer client as a former student of Citizen Trust.
I found the training very useful. I learnt to be more assertive, to approach employers with my updated CV, and discovered skills I did not know I had, like networking. I developed essential business skills and now have my own network, which is essential for support advice in all areas of life.
I also discovered that Citizen Trust Charity is a division of the Disability Times Newspaper, which promotes the needs of people with special needs and of disadvantaged people in the community. The newspaper was formed in 1996 and provides advice to people with special needs, to recruit and train them. They have good connections with the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund.
For more information regarding employment advice, support and training opportunities, please contact:
Ian Murray, General Manager
Citizen Trust Training Charity
1-2 Craven Road
Telephone: 0208 5661206
Fax: 0208 5661206
As a member of The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists, a professional association that promotes good practices concerning health, I found their recent meeting informative and positive regarding the efforts that have been made to promote good health. For more information regarding the association of medical secretaries, please contact:
The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers
Administrators and Receptionists
Telephone: 020 73876005
Claudette Lawrence - Student Member