Joint Partnership between Fife Chamber members

Thursday, 25 February 2021

As a Kickstart Gateway, The HR Booth will be supporting employers with the Kickstart programme, working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Job Centre Plus, as well as providing employability training for those young people on the scheme that it administers.

This training covers a range of subjects including CV writing, application forms, interview skills, communication skills, work ethics, confidence and time management. The HR Booth intends to deliver this training via a mix of eLearning modules and Microsoft Teams – which, as a Friend of eCom, is where it’s seeking support from the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland.

To help The HR Booth provide some relevant digital eLearning resources to complement the Kickstart programme online, as part of a journey to satisfy the required deliverables, eCom is providing eLearning content within its learning management system (LMS), eNetLearn, to provide guided learning pathways for learners.

“In the past, this sort of learning would have taken place in the classroom,” said eCom’s Emma Dickson. “Our joint vision – with The HR Booth – for this project is a blended approach to delivery, housed in eCom’s eNetLearn LMS platform which can deliver interactive and accessible online learning modules, online classrooms/webinars, task outlines and supporting documents and mixed media. 

Alistair Booth, Managing Director of The HR Booth, said, “We want to create sustainable employment for the Kickstart placements – and offering a first-class training programme is a top priority for us to ensure we fulfil our obligations as a Kickstart Gateway. 

“We already have a great relationship with eCom and, when it came to developing our employability training programme, I shared my vision with the eCom team. We’ve worked together to produce our e-learning modules. 

“I’m excited about the offering we’re providing to young people and I’m delighted to be working with eCom on this project, where we’ll give young people the best possible chance to kickstart their careers,” he added.