Monday, 29 July 2013

Limavady fashion retailer employs through the Steps to Work programme



Limavady based fashion retailer has recently recruited a young person through the Department for Employment and Learning's Steps to Work programme.

The Steps to Work programme provides the unemployed or economically inactive, 8 or 26 week work placements with businesses and community organisations across the Borough. The placements are a key ingredient in getting people back into work, offering participants structure to their day and opportunities to gain and improve their employability skills.  

Unable to secure permanent employment, Sinead decided to get her career back on track by completing the Department for Employment and Learning's Steps to Work programme.  Sinead chose to complete the 8 week 'Back to Work' placement option.   

Jackie Moore, business owner of 'New About Towne' on Market Street, Limavady said: 'This is the first Steps to Work placement we have offered.  We are delighted to offer Sinead employment on completion of the programme, as she has clearly demonstrated the relevant work skills needed to run a busy fashion store.'


Sinead also commented: 'I am over-the-moon that New About Towne has offered me permanent employment. With very few jobs available in the Limavady area, the Steps to Work programme has given me the opportunity to at last, get my foot on the career ladder.  The placement has given me structure and purpose to my day.' 


If unemployed residents would like to find out more about The Steps To Work programme, or if local businesses would like to partner with RVEF in offering work placements and would like further details about the Employer’s Subsidy, call RVEF on 777 69469 or visit http://www.roevalleyeducationforum.org/steps_to_work.html for further details.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

What's the big swing with our 'Community Service's' team?


The sun and heat has got everyone outside enjoying their garden's! 

Roe Valley Community Services' wood works team have certainly been cutting the grain recently and creating stunning pieces of garden furniture in our local workshop.  Our solid wood adult swing seat is a great example of our team's craftsmanship.  Made from locally sourced (and locally grown) pressurised wood and adjustable galvanised chain, this garden seat will bring years of enjoyment!

Our standard adult swing seat is available without the trellising and can also be made to your specification.  Standard size is 7ft wide by 7ft high!  And if you want something for your little ones, mini swing seats are also available to order.  Further details available from the workshop by calling 777 687 63.

Our 'environmental teams' are full throttle, maintaining gardens across the Roe Valley


Do you have an elderly friend or relative who physically struggles to maintain their garden? Would you like them to enjoy their garden more - and as much as you would like to help, you have little spare time due to work and family commitments?

Our 'environmental teams' keep gardens large and small - looking great all year round!

Roe Valley Community Services offers FREE quotations for all garden maintenance jobs.  Plus, NO JOB TOO SMALL (or too big!).  For further details contact the Community Services team on 777 687 63.



Monday, 1 July 2013

Steps to Work client gains employment with her work placement provider


Roe Valley Education Forum is delighted that Limavady based business 'EK Rentals', has offered a Steps to Work client employment - after completing her 26 week 'Qualification Option' on Friday 5th July.

Since being made redundant in 2008 and unable to secure permanent employment, Kelly decided to get her career back on track by completing the Department for Employment's Steps to Work programme.  

The Steps to Work programme provides the unemployed or economically inactive, 8 or 26 week work placements with businesses and community organisations across the Borough. The placements are a key ingredient in getting people back into work, offering participants structure to their day and opportunities to gain and improve their employability skills. 

Kelly chose to complete the 26 week work placement option, during which, she would aim to achieve a Level 2 NVQ Qualification in Customer Services.  Roe Valley Education Forum also matched Kelly's skills, to a placement available at EK Rentals in Limavady town - giving her the opportunity to gain relevant work experience to make her more employable.  

Eamonn Kelly, EK Rentals' business owner said: 'We have actively partnered with Roe Valley Education Forum over the last 4 years, offering a variety of Steps to Work placements for those currently out of work.  We are delighted to offer Kelly employment on completion of the programme, as she has clearly demonstrated the relevant work skills needed to run a busy office.'

Kelly also commented: 'I am delighted that EK Rentals has offered me employment.  The Steps to Work programme has given me structure and purpose to my day.  I have gained and improved my employability skills, PLUS, achieved a level 2 qualification at no cost to me.' 

If unemployed residents would like to find out more about The Steps To Work programme, or if local businesses would like to partner with RVEF in offering work placements and would like further details about the Employer’s Subsidy, call RVEF on 777 68094 or visit http://www.roevalleyeducationforum.org/steps_to_work.html for further details.