National Careers – CV and Application Forms

27 January 2021 10:30am–12:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

To register your interest for this course please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

We have partnered with the Careers Service to offer several workshops. This workshop will cover the following topics:

Gain confidence to build, update and tailor your CV
Identify and promote your skills and experiences to apply for jobs
Gain an understanding of what employers are looking for when screening CVs from job applicants

Covid-19 and safer workplaces On-Line

1 February – 31 March 2021

On-line Micro Course via Northern College - Distance Learning

Covid-19 and the lockdown has left UNISON members feeling concerned, anxious, even stressed. This Micro Course has been designed to help plan what steps you will need to take, and how you can ensure you and your members are being as safe and risk aware as possible.

You can work through this micro course in your own time.

National Careers – 21st Century Job Search and the Hidden job market

1 February 2021 1:00pm–2:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

To register your interest for this course please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

We have partnered with the Careers Service to offer several workshops. This workshop will cover the following topics:

Understand how employers tend to promote their vacancies
Hints and tips on how to plan your job search
How to look for work online, including using social media in job search

National Careers – Experience Matters (ages 45+)

10 February 2021 10:30am–12:00pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

To register your interest for this course please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

We have partnered with the Careers Service to offer several workshops. This workshop will cover the following topics:
Explore mid-life career review, for those 45 years and over – it’s not too late to make a change and take up new opportunities
Assessing and understanding career motivations and plans for the future
Reflecting on your work journey and recognising your transferable skills

Pre-Retirement Online Workshop for LGPS Pension Scheme Members

10 February 2021 1:00pm–3:40pm

On-line Workshop

To register your interest for this course please add your details to the form below.

This online workshop, run by True Bearing Chartered, will make you aware of your choices and aid you in your decision making around retirement.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

Create your own route path from the world of work to the world of retirement
Identify changes in both pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions
Identify the long term issues affecting your retirement
Identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement
Start the process of planning for a successful retirement

To be eligible you need to have plans to retire within the next 12-18 months.

This workshop will be run via Teams

UNISON Workplace Reps Refresher Virtual Training

11 – 26 February 2021

Virtual Training via Teams

To register your interest for this course please add your details to the form below and you will be added to our waiting list.

This virtual training course will be delivered in 4 modules and it is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Rights Act (ERA) re-accreditation for further training of steward and workplace reps.

The course aims to:
• Update reps on new legislation
• Introduce new developments within UNISON
• Share skills and experience to further develop approach as a UNISON rep

Organising Steward Virtual Training

22 February – 22 March 2021

Virtual Training via Teams (5 x Mondays)

To register your interest for this course please add your details to the form below and you will be added to our waiting list.

This course looks at what the roles of the steward are and gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out these roles, for example recruiting members and involving them in the union and how to work with members to tackle problems at work.

• Recruiting members
• Keeping members informed
• How to raise issues in UNISON
• Proportionality and fair representation
• Interviewing members
• Understanding your grievance and disciplinary procedures.

Health & Safety Representatives Virtual Training

23 February – 23 March 2021

Virtual Training via Teams (5 x Tuesdays)

To register your interest for this course please add your details to the form below you will be added to our waiting list.

This course is essential for new Health and Safety Representatives, or for those Health and Safety Representatives who have more experience but who haven’t yet had the chance to go on this course.

• What is the job and rights of a Health and Safety Representative?
• How do you interview a member? How do you start to prepare a case?
• How do you carry out a Health and Safety inspection?

National Careers – Interview Skills

23 February 2021 1:00pm–2:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

To register your interest for this course please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

We have partnered with the Careers Service to offer several workshops. This workshop will cover the following topics: 

Recognise different types of Interview you may encounter 
Understand what the employers looks for in an interview and deconstructing interview questions 

Organising Steward Virtual Training

24 February – 24 March 2021

Virtual Training via Teams (5 x Wednesdays)

To register your interest for this course please add your details to the form below and you will be added to our waiting list.

This course looks at what the roles of the steward are and gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out these roles, for example recruiting members and involving them in the union and how to work with members to tackle problems at work.

• Recruiting members
• Keeping members informed
• How to raise issues in UNISON
• Proportionality and fair representation
• Interviewing members
• Understanding your grievance and disciplinary procedures.