IN ENTERPRISE HUB LAUNCH CROWDFUNDER

The IN Enterprise Hub launched a ‘Crowdfunder’ to raise ‘£15,000’ to continue to run a weekly Get IN Work Club for people living in Swadlincote and the surrounding areas.

The IN Enterprise Hub is a not-for-profit organisation based in Swadlincote. We opened our doors in September 2020 to help individuals and businesses to learn, develop and grow!

Since October 2020 we have been changing lives through our weekly Get IN Work Club, by supporting people facing barriers to work into fulfilling opportunities within the local community. 

The Get IN Work Club has provided employability, social and emotional wellbeing support, alongside coaching and mentoring. We have transitioned 30 individuals into work, training, education and volunteering over the past six months. 


Maggie’s Story

Six weeks ago Maggie (40) came to the IN Enterprise Hub believing she would not be able to work again. She was suffering with chronic migraines and struggling to see a future for herself. With the support of the Get IN Work Club, she has since developed her confidence and skills through well-being sessions and volunteering.

Maggie had been working throughout her life, until she was faced with difficult life events. This had a major impact upon her mental health and she was unable to continue working. Maggie and her partner decided to move to Swadlincote and start a fresh, but she found it difficult to start a new life.

Learning about the IN Enterprise Hub, Maggie plucked up the courage and came along to the Get IN Work Club. Here, she was supported by Nicola and Claire from Claire Reeve’s Counselling and Coaching (IN Enterprise Hub Connect Partner) to build her confidence, help reduce stress and anxieties and apply for volunteering opportunities. She also agreed to talk to others and share her story at the Get IN Work Club, reflecting on the experience, Maggie said: “I’m glad I came to the IN Enterprise Hub. I feel more like me again and that I now have a purpose in life.”

Maggie is now regularly volunteering for a local charity and at the IN Enterprise Hub, to continue to build up her confidence and develop new skills that will help her secure employment. She is hopeful that the IN Enterprise Hub will secure funds to help others to achieve their potential too.


Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we have seen an increase in demand for our wellbeing sessions through the Get IN Work Club and to enable us to continue to work with vulnerable people in need during this time, providing employment and wellbeing support we need your support.

We are asking businesses through their corporate social responsibility and members of our local community to help us raise £15,000, this will enable us to continue to provide a Get IN Work Club, where individuals like Maggie can access the right advice and support and fulfil their potential!

To make a donation visit IN Enterprise Hub – a Community crowdfunding project in Swadlincote by IN Enterprise Hub (crowdfunder.co.uk) Local businesses who donate can also access rewards!

GET IN WORK CLUB LAUNCHES

Since launching the Get IN Work Club, the IN Enterprise Hub have interviewed and signed up a number of potential candidates for the Club that aims to support people who are actively looking for work or training opportunities for better employment choices or even to start a business on their own. To qualify for the Get IN Work Club applicants must be over the age of 16, out of work and live in South Derbyshire.

Funded by the European Social Fund Community Learning and Skills Grant, the candidates will take part in a rolling programme of workshops, one-2-one sessions and interactive sessions which officially starts on Wednesday 14th October 2020. The programme, delivered by local experts in recruitment, HR, counselling and coaching, will focus on values, beliefs, confidence building, job search skills, writing your CV and covering letters, online and offline job applications, interview skills and understanding employer and employee responsibilities.

Applications are still open for the Get IN Work club. Anyone interested in taking part should complete the online enquiry form. In addition to the Get IN Work Club, the IN Enterprise Hub is also hosting a number of recruitment opportunity days including a Network Marketing Recruitment Fair and a Job Opportunities Day featuring local job opportunities.

Visit Get IN Work Club for full details of all the sessions.

DERBY COLLEGE TOWARDS WORK COMES TO THE HUB

The IN Enterprise Hub is delighted to announce the strategic partnership with Derby College to assist in the delivery of Derby College’s Towards Work programme.

The IN Enterprise Hub is able to offer space for the Towards Work coaches to meet participants from the South Derbyshire area and, in particular, Swadlincote and continue their bespoke, personalised and tailored solutions to support an individual’s journey to personal progression and employment.

The partnership brings further benefit to both Derby College and the IN Enterprise Hub with a mutual referral process for participants of the IN Hub’s Get IN Work Club and the Towards Work programme as well as offering a hub for individuals to access specialist advice and support to move into work, training or to start-up on their own.

The Derby College Towards Work Programme helps individuals get closer to their goals of work or training by supporting people to overcome personal barriers to employment and training, by providing an all-inclusive package of support, by providing an In-Work Support service to ensure employment once obtained is sustained, by offering specialist support from our partnering BAME organisations, mental health and disability specialists for those in need of additional provisions. For more information please visit www.derby-college.ac.uk/towards-work.

The IN Enterprise Hub’s Get IN Work Club programme offers individuals the opportunity to find their way to employment of choice through a series of interactive group session and 1-2-1 meetings. The rolling six week programme includes confidence building, effective CV writing, interview technique and practice, career development, job search, starting your own business and the use of social media. For more details visit Get IN Work Club.