Employer Engagement

​Employer Engagement


Dates: 4 July 2023

Timings: 09:30 – 16:30 with regular breaks and one hour for lunch

Delivered: Live online via Zoom

Price: £210 + VAT per person (£252 total)


About this course


Are you looking to develop your approach to employers? Are you looking for ways to continue the conversation even if an employer advises you to visit their company website to apply for jobs, or simply said “we’re not hiring right now”?

This course teaches techniques and skills in how to approach employers and build relationships to enable you to develop jobs on behalf of your IPS clients. 

This course is ideal for anyone supporting IPS clients into employment including: employment specialists, supervisors, occupational therapists and vocational support workers.

The training will cover:

  • Planning your engagement
  • Developing your introduction to employers
  • How to use the “three cups of tea” method effectively
  • Activities to practice and develop your introductory statement
  • How to talk about the benefits of your IPS service to employers
  • How to progress meetings onto the next stage
  • Small vs large businesses
  • Job placement vs job development
  • Managing employers’ concerns via role play scenarios 
  • Sharing personal information with employers (disclosure)



“[As result of the training] I will engage in meaningful conversations with employers without overthinking it in my head.”

“[As a result of the training] I’ve already scheduled a face-to-face meeting with a company. I wouldn’t typically pin down a follow up date, this is something I’m going to always do moving forwards and can see how this will allow for the foundations of good working relationship to develop”

“All of it was extremely useful, the main point was writing a statement for the first EE visit and not coming on too strong, just be breezy and complimentary.”



Payment methods


We accept payment by invoice only.

Cancellation policy


Any confirmed booking which is subsequently cancelled by the delegate or their organisation within less than 2 weeks’ notice is subject to full payment. Cancellation with less than 3 weeks’ notice is subject to 50% payment. In the unlikely event that Centre for Mental Health needs to cancel a course, delegates will be offered a guaranteed place on the next available course or a full refund. To this effect we advise delegates to book refundable travel and accommodation.

Completion of the booking form indicates your acceptance of these terms.

How to book


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For more Information please contact:


Zak Palmer

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