Our employability programmes offer work experience opportunities in our warehouse to develop skills and build confidence, the addition of vocational training alongside an individual and personalised support plan to meet need, provides a comprehensive package to ensure each participant is able to gain skills and progress.

At SOFEA we have recognised that for many people entering or re-entering the labour market can be very challenging. We understand that the barriers people face are sometimes deep rooted psychological issues that need to be managed before progress into employment can be successful. We have the skills and expertise to provide and end to end service, our approach is to provide wellbeing and psychological support alongside access to work experience and skill building. Our partnership with health agencies and our internal expertise will ensure that the right support is available.

Employability Programme:

Eligibility: Age: 16+

How to Apply: You will need a referral from by contacting employability@sofea.uk.com or call 01235 510774 to discuss the support you need or for further information, SOFEA Didcot only.

Richard Kennell awarding certificate for warehouse experience

Pathways 4 Recovery Programme:

Eligibility: Age 16 – 25 and not in Education, Employment or Training

How to Apply: Speak with your Job Centre Plus work coach, or contact us directly. Positions available at SOFEA Milton Keynes only.

Personal Commitment: Flexible, but ideally 2 x 4 hour shifts a week

Role and Development: Working within our warehouse operation picking food orders for charities and Community larders, developing soft skills such as being part of a team and maintaining a routine, support with wellbeing, CV writing, and job applications.

European Social Fund logo Young person learning how to drive a forklift truck

There are other employability programmes available through the SOFEA network and to discuss the programmes in more detail or to make a referral please contact us below.