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Supporting Employers

Walsall Works is an award-winning initiative funded by Walsall Council designed to unlock jobs and create the conditions for sustainable employment growth within local businesses as well as supporting local people to secure jobs, apprenticeships and access training. Our core aim is to raise the ambition and aspiration of our residents through bespoke support packages that assist people into education, training or employment.

Walsall Works is now an established brand name and has a reputation of working with employers, training providers, partners and residents to support economic growth through a comprehensive programme of support services.

Over the last five years we have secured multi-million pounds of investment which has enabled 2,500 local people to access apprenticeships, jobs and training within and outside the borough. Seeking to build on this success, Walsall Works continues to source a broad range of jobs and apprenticeships from local employers across all sectors and in particular those identified as expanding their workforce or having employment growth potential.

Walsall Works is here to assist employers of all sizes and residents of all ages. We provide guidance and information, whether people are looking for help with getting back into employment, looking for a career change or wanting to improve their skills to progress in their current role.

We support all local businesses who are looking to expand and invest in their future workforce. We offer a free end-to-end recruitment service to local employers to help you source the right candidate for job vacancies in your business. Whether you are looking to expand your company or attract new employees, we provide easy solutions to help take some of the hassle and cost out of finding candidates.

Employment Services
We will provide you with a bespoke employment recruitment service to meet your individual business needs. We will advertise your job vacancies on our website, promote your opportunities to potential applicants, job match to interested clients, short-list suitable candidates and support you through the interviewing process.
We will help you find suitable training providers to create apprenticeship opportunities. We will also assess your eligibility for free grants and wage subsidies when recruiting local apprentices across all business sectors and help you access suitable candidates.
We will help you create pre-employment programmes that prepare unemployed people for jobs within your company. You will decide on the content of these programmes with will include specific job requirements and each one offering a guaranteed interview for interested local people.
Skills Development
We will provide you access to government funding for short courses for new employees and existing employees, helping you to meet your workforce development needs. These courses include units towards full qualifications or bitesize taster courses in specific areas.
We can offer you access to a full range of free training opportunities, whether these be industry specific certificates (e.g. CSCS, SIA, DBS) or full vocational qualifications for existing employees.
Work Placements
We will help you set up work placements and advertise these to a pool of interested applicants. This will enable you to assess if the applicant is suitable for any future roles within your company at no cost to you as well as giving people valuable work experience.