Employment & Skills


SkillSET is a new employment project, funded by the UK Government, aimed at supporting people with a disability / health condition who are economically inactive to find a job. Orchardville is delivering the service across NI as part of a partnership of seven disability organisations and will focus on supporting people with learning disability/ difficulty or autism.

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Belfast, South Eastern & Western Health & Social Care Trust areas
16 years+

About Employment & Skills

SkillSET  @ Orchardville  provides an individualised employment  programme which offers intensive support to participants, enabling them to achieve their personal goals. A range of services are available to ensure participants are well prepared for employment, secure a job and sustain it  long term.  Taking part in the project means you will have access to ALL of the following opportunities:

·       Employability training courses including work experience, CV preparation and interview skills

·       Basic skills and numeracy development including travel training, online safety and money management.

·       Work placement and volunteering opportunities to gain work experience.

·       On the job training and support at work.

·       Orchardville has links to a wide range of employers who offer work opportunities that we can connect you to.


How to apply

Getting involved:

The project can support people with disabilities who are 16+   who are keen to find a job, working part time or full time. This includes young adults who are preparing to leave education or who are  attending Further/ Higher education.  You can contact us directly or we can take referrals from a wide range of agencies including Jobs and Benefits Personnel, Health & Social  Care Professionals, Careers Advisors, Schools, Training Providers and Families. If you would like to know more about the project,  please contact us on 028 90 732326 or email referrals@orchardville.com

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    Employment & Skills


    SkillSET - Leaflet PDF: 519.61 KB
    SkillSET - Application Form Word doc: 142.11 KB

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