DWP Work Placement- 4 Weeks- Newcastle NE98 1YZ- 11/02/2019

If you are aged 18-30 and currently unemployed and registered with Job Centre Plus you are eligible for this opportunity.

The Department for Work and Pensions is the largest government department in the United Kingdom, and is responsible for welfare and pension policy.

DWP’s work experience programme is intended to support young people aged 18-30 years old, who are facing difficulty getting into work. The programme is designed to help you develop your confidence and learn new and valuable skills, and give you real, on-the-job experience of working in the Civil Service.

What does a typical placement look like?

We will help you gain greater self-confidence, and improve your organisational, communications and team working/collaboration skills – key skills that employers are looking for. We will also help you with your interview skills and CV writing. The work experience includes a personal learning journey that develops you as a leader and helps you with your wellbeing and resilience.

An excellent development opportunity to provide support to the Grade 6/Grade 7 as Business Support for the Operational Excellence Directorates’ Retirement Provision Portfolio.

Key Tasks

Log and track DWP Service change impacts.

Provide Retirement Provision Service and Portfolio Boards with quality documentation to be presented by the Service Design and Management Grade 7.

Maintain Retirement Provision Portfolio Annual Leave Chart.

Request /control monthly change updates.

Maintain team workforce plans, headcount check, team organisation charts.

Maintain Business Support Team inbox.

Maintain Service Design and Management induction toolkit.

Support Retirement Provision Portfolio communications strategy.

What you should wear:

Comfortable, smart casual clothing is best. For example, trousers and a top, chinos and a shirt, a dress, or a skirt and top. Don’t worry if you have a limited wardrobe – we don’t judge.

Skills you’ll come away with:

Organisational Skills

Time Management Skills

Leading and Communicating Skills

What have previous participants of this programme said about their placement?

In the past we have had a MTW colleague be successful in a job interview. Throughout the 4 weeks we gave mock interviews giving the colleague pointers in where to improve. This MTW colleague had one interview whilst with us, and one a few weeks later to which they were successful. The MTW colleague thanked us as he felt that with our coaching and the opportunity the Department had given him led to a successful job role.

Complete this placement and then…

We want you to leave with a new-found confidence about what you can achieve and have experiences you can talk about at interview.

You’ll get a certificate showing your attendance record and your achievements to demonstrate your commitment to prospective employers.

If you are interested, we’ll show you how to access upcoming jobs in the Civil Service.

A few final things…

Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed? Agreed in advance between you and your Job Centre Plus work coach

Mentor provided during placement? Yes.

Reference given once placement completed? No – a certificate upon completion will be provided. You will have a workbook that you will complete throughout your placement and can serve as a record of your achievements during the work experience.

The application process for this placement opportunity is managed by the Department For Work and Pensions on behalf of the Civil Service. By submitting this application you agree that the Department For Work and Pensions may access their systems to confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria for this placement.

Placement Reference: DWP295

Placement Start Date: 11/02/2019

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