Dynamo Healthcare support unemployed people into work

Dynamo Healthcare Training (DHCT) works with people of all ages to explore careers and prepare for work, offering work skills training, sector specific training, career planning workshops and pre-employment programmes. Working with hundreds of employers in Cornwall we engage employers to meet with and engage people to support them to realise their career paths.

This year we have run pre-employment to healthcare programmes across Cornwall to support unemployed people to prepare for jobs in health and social care services and support employers with recruiting staff.
We have worked with Careers South West, Young People project, Big Lottery Working Together Atlantic and Moore project with the Cornwall Learning Partnership, Big Lottery Positive People project with Pluss and partners, Rio, Pentreath, Addaction, Step one, the Job Centres, Prospects and Reed. We are in discussions with Chaos Group about supporting the Who Dares Carers Project in Penzance and continued work with them on the Positive People project.

We have delivered our programme in Bodmin, Newquay, Truro, Redruth twice and St Austell. Discussions in place for delivery in Penzance later in the year and Bodmin again.
We have had 178 applicants so far for these courses which came through:

  • Self-Referrals = 87 / 49%
  • Events = 61 / 34.2%
  • Referrals = 43 / 24%

Currently 52 people have attended a course and 14 still undertaking a course, which is a 37% transition rate, referrals came through:

  • Self-referrals = 25 / 37.8%
  • Events = 18 /27%
  • JCP = 5 / 7%
  • Reed in partnership = 7 / 10.6%
  • Step one = 6 / 9%
  • Positive People Addaction = 1 / 1.5%
  • Positive People Pentreath = 2 / 3%

We have 100% completion of programme and currently 23 of the 52 have gained employment which is a 44% in job rate. We are still working with 25 people to gain work and some are undertaking volunteering opportunities first to gain experience, while others are planning to move into adult apprenticeship programmes.

Employer support

We would like to thank the many employers who have supported our programmes by undertaking presentations, work experience placements, one to one discussions, offering apprenticeship opportunities, job shadowing and Q & A sessions. Thank you to; Mencap, Solar Care Homes, Falcare, Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, Mustard Seed, Age UK, Clinton Road Surgery, Downs Residential Home, Premier Healthcare, Specsavers, Stennack Surgery, Carers Break, Chaos Group, Stay at Home, Regard, Green Light, Caracate, Spectrum and Trelawney dom care.

Student Testimonies

\’Absolutely fantastic! Fin and all the staff we met for Dynamo Health Training have been amazing. And I can\’t wait to start my journey in the healthcare system � Knowing I will still be supported right up until I get a career, is just amazing. I\’ve learnt a lot in just three weeks. And feel so motivated. Thank you!\’  Sacha Moore reviewed Dynamo Healthcare Training Academy — 5 star rating
February 19 ·

\’Amazing experience. A massive thank you to Fin. I learnt so much in a short amount of time. Everyone was so welcoming and loved every second of it\’  Lyndsey Curnow reviewed Dynamo Healthcare Training Academy —  5 star March 24 ·

\’I\’ve just completed the Truro course in May and would recommend it to anyone. The tutors (Fin, Toni & Ed) are excellent and the course is so much fun! Now comes the hard bit, trying to get a job, but I have two interviews already so that\’s good\’ Richard Helliwell reviewed Dynamo Healthcare Training Academy — 5 star rating June 5 · 

If you would like further information about our programmes or would like to discuss opportunities please contact us.

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