To supplement our own Outpost Career and Development consultation services for Shell spouses/partners, Outpost London has partnered with FOCUS, a community for Internationals living in the UK, to provide career support services for spouses/partners.
FOCUS Career Development Programme (CDP) is free for Shell spouses/partners.
The FOCUS CDP offers career workshops, a variety of seminars, networking opportunities, materials and informational support to supplement your career search.
On offer for Outpost London Partners:
FOCUS CDP starts with an introduction, followed by four-week workshops (one 2 hour session per week), which will provide you with an informational approach to your job search.
Spouses/Partners: Please write to us at OutpostLondon@shell.com for registration.
You can also register for FOCUS Programmes via phone 020 7937 7799 or email email@example.com. Please mention Outpost London when registering to ensure that your attendance at their programmes will be free of charge. For more information on FOCUS see www.focus-info.org
Explorers - Creating your career narrative
Often an international move presents partners with the opportunity to re-examine their career and decide if they want to do something different. Perhaps a partner has taken a break from work to raise a family and now feels it is the right time to go back- or even pursue new projects and build their personal brand. Sometimes qualifications are not easily transferable to the UK and so spouses need to “tilt their hats” and look at how they may apply transferable skills to a different job and perhaps a 'portable career'. Using journalising techniques, self-reflection exercises and storytelling in a group setting, we’ll explore the possibilities of what you could do and how to market yourself in the UK.
Fast-Trackers - Powerful career narratives to propel your career forward
Some partners know what they want to do, but need background knowledge of the UK job market and resources for networking opportunities to start moving forward in the job search process. Topics covered include guidance and information for CVs and Cover Letters, How-to for researching industry and recruitment, Interviewing, and Networking. Over the four weeks we utilise storytelling techniques to empower you to craft your marketing material and work toward a personal brand to help build confidence and demonstrate how you stand out in a competitive employment market.