Greatest Expectations has a wide range of training options to enable people to take real steps towards a new career. We offer courses throughout the north east. As well as in the Middlesbrough area we deliver courses from North Yorkshire to North of the Tyne. Check our or Facebook or Twitter pages for recently added course dates and locations.

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Skills for Work

Our Flagship Course in basic IT skills.

  • 1 day, 9.15am – 1.30pm approx.; flexible times to suit individual needs.
  • Professional CV creation, including covering letters and speculative applications.
  • Creating and registering a suitable email address.
  • Registration on ‘Find a Job’ and other job search sites, includes setting up email alerts etc.
  • One to one job search help and support.
Wednesday Job Club
  • By appointment only, morning or afternoon sessions (9.15am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm)
  • One-to-one job search help and support.
  • Help composing cover/speculative letters.
  • Registration and help with using job search sites.
Entry Level 2 Functional Skills in IT
  • Natural progression from our ‘Skills for Work’ course.
  • 5 days over 2 weeks, 9.30am – 4pm in small groups with 1-2-1 help.
  • Using and updating Word documents including CV’s, adding new skills, qualifications and recent work experience.
  • Use of email including sending and attaching documents.
  • Job search help and techniques.
Employment in Private Hire Taxi

We are working with local taxi firms and we are here to help support learners into employment following completion of BTEC qualification including mandatory disability awareness and safeguarding modules.

It covers everything you need to know on how to be a private hire taxi driver and is company dependant on passing your taxi test then we can guarantee you an interview.

All learners will be interviewed for up to 6 vacancies whilst on the programme to support them into work experience to see if this is the right job for them, and paid employment for up to 8 weeks with an opportunity to showcase their attitude skills and professionalism and get a job.

Health and Social Care Programme

We are working with multiple care companies in the local area and we are here to support learners into employment following completion of the Health and Social Care Programme.

The programme provides you with:

  • Certificates in H&S
  • All learners will be interviewed for up to 6 vacancies whilst on the programme to support them into work experience to see if this is the right job for them. 
  • Paid employment for up to 8 weeks with an opportunity to showcase their attitude skills and professionalism and get a job.
Warehousing and Forklift Truck Level 1
  • 4 week course to gain Forklift Truck licence and Level 1 Job Search and Employment Potential qualification.
  • Useful for those wanting to apply for many seasonal opportunities for Christmas 2018.
Retail Awareness
  • 4 week course for people wanting to start a retail career, or add a qualification to their experience making them more employable.
  • Guaranteed interview with an employer with work experience opportunities available.
  • Includes customer service course.
Childcare
  • Course aimed at learners with current care commitments: 9.30 – 2.30pm 4 days per week for 4 weeks.
  • For those wanting to pursue a career working with children in childcare, nursery assistant, classroom assistant, lunchtime supervisor etc.
  • Work Experience placement opportunities available across Tees Valley for 5 days over 3 weeks could lead to employment for right candidates.
Employment in Hospitality

We are working with a national corporate hotel chain to help support learners into employment following completion of customer service programme.

The programme provides you with:

  • Customer Service, job searching and Excellence in Hospitality, interview.
  • All learners will be interviewed for up to 6 vacancies whilst on the programme to support them into work experience to see if this is the right job for them.
  • Paid employment for up to 8 weeks with an opportunity to showcase their attitude skills and professionalism and get a job at this fantastic hotel.

Are you an employer?

We deliver accredited and non-accredited courses for both employed and unemployed learners. Courses can be bespoke to meet particular business needs or designed for continued professional development; to enhance employee skills and make employment more sustainable.

Please contact us to discuss.

However you choose to learn with us we meet the Matrix quality standard for Information, Advice and Guidance services.

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