I Can Do That! is a small, friendly team of advisors who support local residents who are looking to enter, or return to, employment. We can help you plan your training to achieve your chosen career, become self-employed or simply just be successful at getting a job, through tailored 1:1 appointments to suit individual needs.
Our customer base includes areas in and around Torbay, South Hams and Teignbridge.
Established since 2011, we have an extensive range of local knowledge and contacts which we use to help customers achieve their aspirations. All members of the team are fully qualified and experienced, and receive ongoing training to ensure you get the best service possible.
We are accredited by Matrix, which means all our services are continually reviewed for accuracy and relevance, in addition to responding to customer feedback to improve services offered.
Return to Work Chargeable Services
We have a range of chargeable services aimed to improve your employability:
We have various agreements to support some Jobcentre customers to return to work or remove barriers to employment, such as debt management, CSCS Cards, confidence & motivation, interview techniques and much more. To benefit from this service you must be referred by your jobcentre advisor.
We have in depth knowledge of how to start a business and claim in work benefits. We offer support for those wishing to become self employed, covering cash flow, better-off calculations and transitional support. The charge for this service is very reasonable at £120. The advisor that assists with self-employed advice is also trained in Accounting.
Youth Mentor Programme
We are one of 7 providers offering support to 18-24 year olds in Torquay through the City Deal – Youth Mentor Pilot. This new pilot programme pairs up a mentor with a young person so they can act as a trusted adult to assist the young person to return to work. This may involve supported job search, accompaniment to interviews/work trials etc. or advice and support on a range of issues. To gain support from this pilot scheme you must be referred by your Jobcentre advisor and meet all eligibility requirements. The referrals are given to any one of the 7 providers in sequential order, so you may not end up working with I Can Do That!
Empowering Enterprise 18-24 yr old (ESF co- financed funding through the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Fund)
We are currently delivering support for 18-24 Year Old’s in Torbay, that are furthest away from employment or education (subject to eligibility criteria). We provide 1:1 mentoring and group projects to build confidence, skills and self-esteem, allowing progression towards positive outcomes. If you are stuck for direction or activity in your life, and don’t know what to do about it, give us a call!
This service is fully funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund until December 2019.
We have packages of support that enable you to gain a CSCS card to work on construction sites. We offer:-
CSCS Five Year Card - Operatives/Labourer (£350) :
CSCS Skilled Card* (£200) :
CSCS Temporary Card** (£95) :
* - For those who have an NVQ2 or above within a trade.
** - Lasts for 6 months. Other conditions apply; for more information follow this link.
Amanda Moss - Director/Marketing Manager
Lynda Wheeler - Director/Business Development Manager
Barry Sweeney - Technical Support
Chris Gardner - Advisor/Mentor
Malcolm Randall - Advisor/Mentor (NCS)
Gill Cox - Administration Support
“I came to the training with no confidence, afraid of a computer, and not knowing anything about computers. The course was really good and the tutors very patient and kind and did not treat you like an idiot. I can now send and receive emails, add attachments and watch the I Player all through doing this course. Thank You!”
“I would (and have) recommend I Can Do That! to anyone”
“What a brilliant service! A big thank you, it’s such a good service I cannot compliment you enough”
“Very helpful and everything was explained very clearly. Was given a lot of help with CV and computer”
“I have been unemployed for some time now and I do believe with your help I will find a vacancy somewhere. An excellent service!”
“I feel like I am getting REAL help in a relaxed and constructive environment”
“I didn’t feel rushed and all my questions were answered”
I Can Do That!
1-2 Castle Circus House
3rd Floor, 136 Union Street
Torquay. TQ2 5QG
Company reg: 7647982