What skills do you need to become a Key Worker?

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Key worker skills could help you right now. With no end to the government coronavirus lockdown, these are tough times for many people needing to find new work.

Yet there are opportunities being created for ‘Key Worker’ roles. A Key Worker is defined as being a worker whose role is essential to public health and safety. If their job were not carried out, the basic skeleton of society would not function.

Out of work?

Latest government figures show that due to Covid 19, more than 4 millionworkers have been furloughed, with a further 1.2 million being made  unemployed since the outbreaky. If you are one of these people, don’t despair, you’re not alone!

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or furloughing) mandates that the Government will cover 80% of worker’s wages, in a bid to prevent nationwide job losses on an unprecedented level. While this means you cannot do any work for your primary company, most business are allowing employees to take on a second role to top up their loss of earnings. 

If this is the situation you’re currently facing, could you become a Key Worker? 

What can we offer?

Here at HR GO Recruitment we know how important it is that we do our part to support businesses who are providing essential services, while also helping you ease some of the financial worries that come with furlough or redundancy.

The list of sectors employing key workers is: health and social care; education and childcare; key public services; local and national government; food and other necessary goods; public safety and national security; transport; utilities, communication and financial services.

We’ve put together a list of the critical Key Worker roles that are currently in high demand from our clients, which include -

  • Delivery Driver (driving license required)
  • Parcel Sorter
  • Porter
  • Cleaner
  • Administrator
  • Production Operative
  • Careers Helpline Advisor
  • Warehouse Operative

How to become a Key Worker?

The wonderful part about becoming a Key Worker is that with the range of roles on offer anyone can apply, without necessarily having specialist skills.

Any skills you do currently have are easily transferable, for instance if you already have a driver’s license you are well on your way to becoming a delivery driver. Used to work in a call centre? Perhaps you can be an administrator. You may have come from an office-based sector and want to try your hand at something totally different, so parcel sorter or warehouse operative may keep you busy, as well as fit! Or if you worked in hospitality you may have excellent customer service skills, very useful on the frontline in the Covid-19 test centres.

Flexibility and willingness to help are the most valued skills in the current job market so if you have thosethen we’d love to hear from you!

Join us today

If you’ve recently lost your job, have been furloughed, or you need an immediate start temporary role, don’t delay, visit www.hrgo.co.uk/jobs and search for any of the positions mentioned above.

Alternatively register with us today, and a consultant from your local branch will contact you when a suitable role becomes available.

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