Community Engagement Training Academy

Colchester Institute is the largest vocational college serving North Essex and the surrounding areas. We are committed to providing quality vocational education and practical skills relevant to employers and learners. As a result, working in a collaboration with our local NHS foundation trust, ESNEFT (East Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust), we have created a new training programme where we provide short intervention courses and skills requested by the employer.

Participants are trained and exposed to a real job situation and receives an interview with the recruiting department. Learners benefit from having everything ‘in house’:

  • National Career Service (NCS) provides an initial interview where qualifications and experiences are assessed providing further employment support for 12 months
  • Adult Skills Centres deliver accredited qualifications requested by the employer based on their job descriptions/ roles, e.g. Functional Skills in English and Maths or more sector-based specialised introductory course
  • Dedicated project team will carry out informal interview to make sure the right candidates get selected onto Work Programme Stage
  • Work programme stage consists of masterclasses and work rotational observational placements

Working in partnership with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust (ESNEFT) and the ICENI Centre.

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A new career is waiting for you in the NHS!

Armed Forces Community Employment 12 weeks programme – Careers in the NHS

A range of non-clinical vacancies need to be filled at East Suffolk and North East Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) within various admin departments.

Join our 12 weeks free course providing real observational work placements, training and a guaranteed job interview on course completion!

Who is the course for?

The project has been co-designed with ESNEFT to provide the family dependents particularly spouses/partners of serving armed forces personnel and veterans to a range of administrative and clerical roles within ESNEFT, particularly at Colchester Hospital.

You do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge to enter this work programme.

What will I learn?

Depending on personal circumstances, you might be referred to Adult Skills Centre for a short, accredited qualification before learning new skills via ICENI masterclass sessions delivered either at the ICENI Centre in Colchester or Colchester Institute, through eLearning sessions and through practical learning in both simulated and live environments on work placement rotation at Colchester Hospital. The project develops new career routes to help bolster the NHS workforce.

What support will I receive?

Every participant needs to book a National Career Service (NCS) appointment. NCS helps with CV, applications and general employment advice offering their service to an individual for 12 months from initial appointment. You can book this via: 01206 712825 or 01206 814292, by email ncs@colchester.ac.uk.

All participants will be supported by phone, face-to-face and online, including access group sessions ensuring participants are confident for final job interview. Interview practice will be delivered through interview panels, involving Colchester Institute, ESNEFT and peer reviews. Participants are also supported with travel, lunch, uniforms and childcare expenses. There is a dedicated project management team available to support each candidate.

How does the course work?

The course will be divided into two elements and will last up to 12 weeks (depending on prior experience, the number of weeks might decrease):

Initial screening programme comprising of an NCS interview, inductions and recommendation to attend sessions at Adult Skills Centre, if needed, employability courses and functional skills; ICENI masterclasses where participants can learn about the types of roles for which NHS will be recruiting. Masterclasses will aim to demonstrate all available roles within non-clinical departments at ESNEFT.

The main work programme will include a 6-week rotational work placement (2 days per week) alongside taught workshops and eLearning modules.

Once these elements are complete there will be a guaranteed job interview for all successful participants.

Please note that a guaranteed interview does not guarantee the job; however, you will receive all support and assistance to get you ready: mock interviews or interview sessions will be available.

What makes this programme unique?

  • Training course leads to the actual job position at the end after successful interview
  • Easy entry to NHS services which will provide you with an opportunity to grow
  • The course is completely free covering all related expenses: travel, lunch, uniform, DBS check, childcare and others
  • Free peer mentor support through the programme
  • Guaranteed job interview
  • No skills or prior experience is needed

When can I apply?

Now! But hurry up – there are limited places available on the programme, please contact us straight away for an informal discussion on joining the programme that is open to anyone of the age of 18 that are a family dependent particularly spouses/partners of serving armed forces personnel and veterans.

Apply today – call 01206 712825 or 01206 814292

Email ceta@colchester.ac.uk.

A new career is waiting for you in the NHS!

Ipswich Community Diagnostics Training Academy 12 weeks programme – Careers in the NHS

A range of clinical and non-clinical vacancies need to be filled at Ipswich Hospital ESNEFT within various Departments mainly at Radiology.

Join our 12 weeks free course providing real observational work placements, training and a guaranteed job interview on course completion!

Who is the course for?

The project has been co-designed with ESNEFT to provide residents from East Suffolk with the opportunity to acquire skills to support local job opportunities created within the Ipswich Hospital.

You do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge to enter this work programme.

What will I learn?

Depending on personal circumstances, you might be referred to complete adult education courses at Suffolk New College for a short, accredited qualification before learning new skills via ICENI masterclass sessions delivered at the Ipswich Hospital or online, through eLearning sessions and through practical learning in both simulated and live environments on work placement rotation at Ipswich or/ and Colchester Hospitals. The project develops new career routes to help bolster the NHS workforce.

What support will I receive?

Every participant needs to book a Career Advice appointment with a Colchester Institute Career Advisor, where they will receive a personalised career progression advice, application and general employment advice as well as CV writing support. You can book this by emailing ceta@colchester.ac.uk

All participants will be supported by phone, face-to-face and online, including access group sessions ensuring participants are confident for final job interview. Interview practice will be delivered through interview panels, involving Colchester Institute, ESNEFT and peer reviews. Participants are also supported with travel, lunch, uniforms and childcare expenses. There is a dedicated project management team available to support each candidate.

How does the course work?

The course will be divided into two elements and will last up to 12 weeks (depending on prior experience, the number of weeks might decrease):

Initial screening programme comprising of a carer advise interview, inductions and recommendation to attend sessions at Suffolk New College, if needed, employability courses and functional skills; ICENI masterclasses where participants can learn about the types of roles for which NHS will be recruiting. Masterclasses will aim to demonstrate all available roles within recruiting clinical and non-clinical departments at ESNEFT.

The main work programme will include a 6-week rotational work placement (2 days per week) alongside taught workshops and eLearning modules.

Once these elements are complete there will be a guaranteed job interview for all successful participants.

Please note that a guaranteed interview does not guarantee the job; however, you will receive all support and assistance to get you ready: mock interviews or interview sessions will be available.

What makes this programme unique?

  • Training course leads to the actual job position at the end after successful interview
  • Easy entry to NHS services which will provide you with an opportunity to grow
  • The course is completely free covering all related expenses: travel, lunch, uniform, DBS check, childcare and others
  • Free peer mentor support through the programme
  • Guaranteed job interview
  • No skills or prior experience is needed

When can I apply?

Now! But hurry up – there are limited places available on the programme, please contact us straight away for an informal discussion on joining the programme that is open to anyone of the age of 18 that are a family dependent particularly spouses/partners of serving armed forces personnel and veterans.

Apply today – call 01206 712825 or 01206 814292

Email ceta@colchester.ac.uk.

Our Project Management Team

Owen Brown – Pathways to Diagnostics Programme Manager at ESNEFT

Phone: 07736639313

Email: owen.brown@esneft.nhs.uk

Main responsibilities: Employment / job vacancies at ESNEFT, ESNEFT resource management, fairs, progression and career events, honorary contracts, marketing of the project, non-clinical candidates engagement, project funding and allocation of budget – ESNEFT side, project interviews and candidates engagement, project progression

Tomas Kasiulis – Programme Manager at Colchester Institute

Phone: 01206 712414/ 07535272503

Email: tomas.kasiulis@colchester.ac.uk

Main responsibilities: Colchester Institute resource management, engagement and participation, enrolments, DBS checks and candidates expenses, Adult Skills Centres, marketing of the project, project funding and allocation of budget – Colchester Institute side, project interviews and candidates engagement, project progression and reporting aspects, work with National Careers Services and DWP

Pride Mukungurutse – Pathways to Diagnostics Practice Placement Manager at ESNEFT

Phone: 07517 829350

Email: pride.mukungurutse@esneft.nhs.uk

Main responsibilities: Apprenticeship working group engagement, candidate coaching and mentoring, candidates progression monitoring, clinical engagement within departments, marketing of the project, masterclasses and their delivery, marketing of the project, rotational work placements, training and upskilling within clinical field.

Helen Brown – Project Co-ordinator at Colchester Institute

Phone: 01206 712414/ 07726679822

Email: helen.brown@colchester.ac.uk

Main responsibilities: Engagement with candidates, weekly check-up calls, administrative support including but not limited to general inbox monitoring, meeting scheduling, booking interviews, coordinating documentation submission and expense checking.

A new career is waiting for you in the NHS!

Pathway to Diagnostics 12 Week Course - Careers in the NHS

A range of clinical and non-clinical vacancies need to be filled at ESNEFT within the Diagnostic Department.

Join our 12 week free course providing real work placements, training and a guaranteed job interview on course completion!

****This project has now closed.****

If you would like to register your interest in future opportunities please contact us using the details below:

Apply today – call 01206 712825 or 01206 814292

Email cdh@colchester.ac.uk.

 

Our Pathways to Diagnostics programme has been developed through a key partnership with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust (ESNEFT).

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*

Who is the course for?

The project has been co-designed with ESNEFT to provide residents from North Essex with the opportunity to acquire skills to support local job opportunities created within the Diagnostic Departments at ESNEFT.

You do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge to enter this work programme.

What will I learn?

Participants will learn new skills via masterclass sessions at the ICENI Centre in Colchester, through eLearning sessions and through practical learning in both simulated and live environments on work placement rotation at Clacton or Colchester Hospital. The project will act as a pilot, developing new career routes to help bolster the NHS workforce and is expected to be one-of-a-kind in the UK that may be replicated by others around the country.

What support will I receive?

All participants will be supported by phone, face-to-face and online, including access group sessions ensuring participants are confident for final job interview. Interview practice will be delivered through interview panels, involving Colchester Institute, ESNEFT and peer reviews. Participants may also be able to be supported with travel, lunch, uniforms and childcare expenses (Subject to eligibility).

How does the course work?

The course will be divided into two elements and will last up to 12 weeks (depending on prior experience, the number of weeks might decrease):

  1. Initial screening programme comprising interview, inductions and recommendation to complete attend sessions at learning shops if needed, ICENI masterclasses where participants can learn about the types of roles for which we will be recruiting, employability courses and functional skills. Masterclasses will aim to demonstrate all available roles within Diagnostic Departments at ESNEFT.
  2. The main work programme will include a 6-week rotational work placement (2 days per week) alongside taught workshops and eLearning modules.

Once these elements are complete there will be a guaranteed job interview for all successful participants.

What makes this programme unique?

  • Training course leads to the actual job position at the end after successful interview
  • Easy entry to NHS services which will provide you with an opportunity to grow
  • The course is completely free covering all related expenses: travel, lunch, uniform, DBS check, childcare and others
  • Free peer mentor support through the programme
  • Guaranteed job interview
  • No skills or prior experience is needed

When can I apply?

There are limited places available on the programme, please contact us straight away for an informal discussion on joining the programme that is open to all residents over the age of 18.  We also have entry points for school leavers available.

Apply today – call 01206 712825 or 01206 814292

Email cdh@colchester.ac.uk.

*The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus

Our Project Management Team

Rosie McVitie – Pathways to Diagnostics Programme Manager at ESNEFT

Phone: 07736639313

Email: rosie.mcvitie@esneft.nhs.uk

Main responsibilities: Employment/ job vacancies at ESNEFT, ESNEFT resource management, Fairs, progression and career events, Honorary contracts, Marketing of the project, Non-clinical candidates engagement, Project funding and allocation of budget – ESNEFT side, Project interviews and candidates engagement, Project progression

Tomas Kasiulis – Project Manager at Colchester Institute

Phone: 01206 712414/ 07535272503

Email: tomas.kasiulis@colchester.ac.uk

Main responsibilities: Colchester Institute resource management, Engagement and participation, Enrolments, DBS checks and candidates expenses, Learning shops, Marketing of the project, Project funding and allocation of budget – Colchester Institute side, Project interviews and candidates engagement, Project progression and reporting aspects, Work with National Careers Services and DWP

Pride Mukungurutse – Pathways to Diagnostics Practice Placement Manager at ESNEFT

Phone: 07517 829350

Email: pride.mukungurutse@esneft.nhs.uk

Main responsibilities: Apprenticeship working group engagement, Candidates coaching and mentoring, Candidates progression monitoring, Clinical engagement within departments, Marketing of the project, Masterclasses and their delivery, Marketing of the project, Rotational work placements, Training and upskilling within clinical field