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Employment & Training

Employment & Training

Looking for work? Need to brush up your skills? Soha's Launchpad can help!

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Our Launchpad Team can offer anyone living in Oxfordshire (not just Soha tenants):

  • 1:1 employment support – Each applicant will receive an individual assessment of their needs to identify the right support to help them into employment. Any other needs and support required such as mental health, drugs or alcohol will be referred to specialist partner agencies. We will then work alongside these agencies to support applicants.
  • Digital Inclusion - Guidance to 'get online' to help applicants search and apply for jobs and prepare for attending interviews. 
  • Training - Individual training needs will be identified by our Employment Advisor, Digital Inclusion Officer and the referring agencies. All training commissioned will reflect the needs of clients to support them towards employment. 

We know how hard it can be getting a job when there seems like there are so many hurdles you have to go through now. But with our help we hope to make it as easy as possible for you. 

We recently secured a European Social Fund which has made it possible for us to offer this kind of support and not just for Soha tenants but to anyone living in Oxfordshire. 

The European social fund grant ends in June 2018 so if you think you or someone you know would benefit from this kind of support please get in contact with us for a referral form and return to Soha. If you are referring on behalf of someone else, please speak with them to confirm their agreement. Soha will continue to deliver this service after June 2018.

Free Training

Learn how to understand and support children’s play & take a step towards working with children 

The Berin Centre, Berinsfield - 28 Feb, 7 & 14 Mar, 9.30am - 1.30pm 

*This course is now full but please email the Launchpad team to register for our waiting list 

Popup Business Workshop
Learn practical ways to get a business idea off the ground & launch online - without spending any money!
The Orchard Centre, Didcot - 19 - 23 Mar, 10am - 3pm  

To register email the Launchpad team or call 01235 515 900/0800 014 15 45 (Freephone) & ask for the Launchpad team

Prepare to Care
Learn what it’s really like to work in the Care sector, how to apply for jobs  & how rewarding Care work can be!
Soha Boardroom, Didcot office - 12, 19, 26 Mar, 9.30am - 2.30pm 

To register email the Launchpad team or call 01235 515 900/0800 014 15 45 (Freephone) & ask for the Launchpad team

Like and follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with our training opportunities. 

Computer skills

Adela, our digital inclusion officer, can help you brush up your skills or get started on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Look out for her sessions in our events calendar or get in touch to find out when she's in your area. You can find out more about Adela's sessions here.

Employment grants

If you're looking for work and need help with interview or work expenses, including interview outfits, equipment or specialist training, we have a limited number of grants available. Get in touch to discuss your individual situation.

References for volunteers

Around 400 Soha tenants are involved in helping us improve services. Why not join them? You can get additional free training, meet like-minded people and we'll provide you with a reference, too.

Local support and advice

We hold drop-in sessions offering tailored employment and training advice and also work with The Berin Centre in Berinsfield. Get in touch for more information about what we offer.

Contact Us


Soha Housing
Royal Scot House
99 Station Road
OX11 7NN


01235 515 900
0800 014 15 45

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