The ecdp Works blog
Keep up to date with our participants begin their journeys towards employment.
All about ecdp Works video
In this short film, Rachel, Project Manager, explains ecdp Works in more detail, and the effect it has had on people's lives.
What is ecdp Works?
ecdp Works is a pioneering and highly effective employment programme. It is a big part of how ecdp makes real its vision to enhance the everyday lives of disabled people in Essex and beyond.
The programme consists of:
- Employability training, focusing on communication skills, confidence building, teamwork, leadership and networking
- A six-week work experience placement matched according to needs and career aspirations
- Follow-up training, focusing on writing a quality application and CV, interview skills and job-search techniques
- Ongoing support, including 12 weeks of weekly contact and any additional support
ecdp work with a range of corporate and public sector organisations to ensure that participants on the ecdp Works programme gain meaningful work experience in rewarding placements.
Mitie is a FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company and sponsor of the government's Disability Confident campaign.In 2012, Mitie and ecdp conceived and co-developed the ground breaking work experience programme that is now ecdp Works. Mitie continues to support ecdp Works by offering work experience placements and funding participants through the programme.
Essex Police are offering several work experience placements during the July 2014 ecdp Works programme. Ian Drysdale, HR Direct for Essex and Kent Police, says 'We are keen to learn as an organisation and we will look to ecdp for guidance, support and advice.'
To find out more about joining the ecdp Works programme as a participant, or hosting a work experience placement, please contact Rachel Vipond, Project Manager.
Call Rachel on 01245 392300