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Oaklands college and Eureka working together

Posted on: 27th Mar 2014

Eureka ran an innovative programme for the unemployed in conjunction with Oaklands College, St Albans and the local Job Centre Plus.

Congratulations to all attendees!

Rather than just focusing on the traditional elements of employability training such as interview technique or CV writing, the programme taught the participants practical commercial skills about sales and marketing, like influence, self-branding and marketing and self-presentation. These are skills that are universally applicable in virtually all working environments, employed or self-employed. The participants also achieved an Institute of Sales and Marketing Management Level 1 qualification.
During the course participants acquired these new skills by working on active and engaging exercises that ranged from branding, sales and marketing exercises and games, personality profiling to creating their own videos, i-books and digital portfolios.

This creative partnership between Eureka and Oaklands produced a highly beneficial and successful outcome with all participants feeling that they had achieved a big step forward in practical skills and confidence. So much so, that one participant landed a job on the final day of the programme!

Some comments from course participants:

“I think this is the best workshop I’ve attended so far, I have learned very much in terms of marketing myself and selling my skills and experience.” Ami

“I really enjoyed myself on this course and have learned a lot about sales and marketing. Because of this I feel more confident in applying for jobs and attending interviews in the future.” Mark

“I feel the course has given me more confidence and shown me how to sell myself better and given me ideas.” James