Employment coaching is one of the few UK growth industries
An unemployed bricklayer sits with his Work Programme employment coach in Hull, watching as he types out a sample covering letter. "I am a highly motivated, versatile individual with over 30 years in the construction industry," the coach types. "Does that sound right?"
The bricklayer looks sadly at the screen, remarking only that he has never previously had to submit a written application for a building job. His coach, Dee Osobu, persists, reading out the next paragraph: "I was responsible for the safe and efficient use of jackhammers and drills to break up concrete and pavement … I have excellent hand-to-eye co-ordination.".....read more