Welcome to the Learnwithunite team based in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber Region. We are here to help you gain new skills, build your confidence and help you get back into work as soon as possible, or look at changing your career path.

NEW! A variety of virtual workshops are available to support you, click on the dropdown menu below to find out more and book your place. For Individual support complete the form via the 'Request Additional Support' link to access this service.


You may be at threat of redundancy or have recently been made redundant, or are just looking to move into new employment. We understand this can be a daunting time for our Unite members, the Learnwithunite team have worked for years, and continue to do so, in supporting our members through this period.

We work with a number of professional organisations to support you whether that is in finding new employment, looking to set up your own business or maybe you are considering retirement. We now have a series of workshops which are in a virtual meeting room being presented, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the different subjects.

With an easy online booking system, your place will be confirmed back to you and a link to attend will be sent a few days before the workshop.


These 90 minute sessions are put on as a starting point for Unite members at threat of redundancy or recently made redundant. In collaboration with the National Careers Service (NCS) and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), these are an information workshop to give you an overview of each organisations service, including:-

  • Advice and guidance about your Unite membership

  • Learnwithunite learning opportunities, support and resources

  • Referral to access government funding for training and skills (Time bound)

  • Getting job ready –understanding the tools that can help you into new employment

  • Transitioning into new employment


Did you know many employers use computers (BOTS) to review CVs?  Ensure your CV gets through the computer sifting process (ATS) to be reviewed by a human being. Identify skills & experiences to fit the job you want. Best suited to customers would like to improve or tailor an existing CV.

This 90 minute session will teach you that an important tool to get you to interview is a winning CV and cover letter. This workshop is run by the National Careers Service and is to provide you with:

  • To gain confidence to build, update and tailor their own CV for specific job roles

  • To be able to identify and promote your own skills and experiences in order to apply for jobs

  • To gain an understanding of what employers are looking for when screening CVs from job applicants 

  • Purpose of a cover letter

  • Guidelines for writing a cover letter- what to include in each paragraph


Many organisations specify that they will not accept CV’ and their method of application is a form which may be online or in a hard copy.This workshop is run by the National Careers Service, to provide you with:

This 75 minute workshop will cover: - 

  • To feel confident in completing application forms

  • To feel able to deconstruct job descriptions/ person specifications and understand what is required

  • Members will receive hints and tips on how to complete successful application forms


In a technological world, many people are daunted by the prospect of job searching. This workshop is run by the National Careers Service, in this 90 minute workshop you will cover the following: - 

  • An understanding of how employers tend to promote their vacancies

  • Hints and tips on how to plan your job search

  • An understanding of how to look for work online

  • Advice on using social media in your job search

  • Information about the hidden jobs market

  • Information about the benefits of networking

  • An understanding of how Labour Market Information can help you with job searching


Do you often get through to interview stage but never quite get the job?  Has it been a while since your last interview and you need guidance in answering tough interview questions?  Would you feel confident in your ability to present your skills and experience in an online interview?  Attend our virtual Interview Skills workshop to improve your chances of succeeding at interview. 

This 90 minute workshop is run by the National Careers Service, to provide you with:

  • Recognise the different types of interview you may encounter

  • Prepare yourself for an interview

  • Understand what an employer is looking for

  • Understand how to deconstruct and answer interview questions

  • Receive hints and tips on conducting an interview over the internet.

Build confidence to build skills and experience in video or telephone interviews? Do you get through to interview stage but never quite get the job? Want to learn how to prepare to perform well in Job interviews?


This 90 minute workshop is delivered by the National Careers Service and is directed to those members who may feel at a distance from the Labour market for a variety of reasons or you may be wanting to look at a new direction of career and do not know where to start. You will find this workshop can help you re-focus on priorities for you:-

  • For members who have been at a distance from the labour market for some time

  • Identify personality type, skills and qualities related to this

  • Understand what employers are looking for

  • Understand what transferable skills are and how to give examples of these

  • Know what the benefits are of work experience or volunteering

  • Assessing and understanding career motivations and plans for the future

  • Reflecting on work journey so far and recognising transferable skills

  • Provide information about other support agencies and career management tools


Does Social media scare you? Did you know it is a great way of building a professional network and job opportunities? This workshop will:-

  • Allow you to understand how to use social media in career    development and job search

  • Understand how to use social media to build professional networks

  • Using the internet and new technology to research, plan and enhance career prospects

  • Understand how to stay safe online


Are you thinking of starting your own business?

Are you completely new to self-employment?

Held in small groups, this course will help you find out about the nuts and bolts of running a business and understanding all aspects that you will need
to consider prior to launch.

Is Self Employment for you? Where to Start

This 90 minute taster workshop will cover: - 

  • Will your idea work as a business and make money?

  • Motivation & Goal Setting

  • Starting your Business Plan

  • Finding time & getting organised

  • Marketing & Sales - finding your customers

  • Your 30 second pitch

  • Funding & finance

  • Who do you need on your team?

  • Where could you trade from?

  • Setting up - Limited Company, Partnerships or Sole Trader


This workshop is for Unite members who would like an overview from an Independent Financial Advisor on any/ all of the following topics:-

  • Investments & Savings

  • Tax

  • Severance Pay

  • Pensions & Retirement

  • Insurances – ‘Protecting You & Your Family’

  • Reducing Expenses


The NHS is the UK’s largest employer in the UK and 5th largest in the world. Staff are always being recruited in a variety of roles not just medical. The NHS employs chefs, administrators, cleaners, security, drivers, porters, telephonists, and plumbers for example. This workshop will provide support and advice on the NHS application process.

Your Learnwithunite Team

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Gill Pearson

Regional Learning Manager

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Chris Muscroft

Union Learning Organiser

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Andy Cullen

Union Learning Organiser