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Warehouse & Logistics Virtual Careers Event

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Walsall Works are hosting a warehouse and logistics virtual careers event on Wednesday 21 April 2021 at 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Join the virtual event to:

  • Meet local employers in the Warehouse and Logistics sector.
  • Get advice and support with accessing and securing a new long term career.
  • Find out about the latest Jobs, training and apprenticeship opportunities.

Kick Start Success for Jobseekers in Walsall

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A scheme to help young people into work in Walsall has exceeded its target thanks to council officers and the support of local businesses.

Jobseekers in Walsall are benefitting from a £2 billion fund announced by government in November 2020 for the creation of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16 to 24 who are claiming a Universal Credit benefit and are at risk of long term unemployment.

Code Your Future

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Learn to code and change your life.
If you are facing barriers to getting a good job in tech, CodeYourFuture’s free coding and employability courses were made for you.

Walsall College Short Courses 2021

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Learn something new and make the most of the time spent at home. You will take part in live, real time sessions with our tutor present to assist you at all times.

• How to support your child to use Google Classroom • How to use Microsoft Teams • How to use Zoom • How to use FaceTime and WhatsApp • Introduction to knitting • Shopping online safely • Going cashless – digital and contactless payments • Making the most of your apps and more!

Digital Innovators Skills Programme

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In partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Digital Innovators are running a series of courses for those currently not in employment or seeking to enhance their skills to develop their careers. The Digital Innovators Skills Programme will equip you with confidence, resilience and self-belief, as well as skills in Project management, Communication and collaboration, Design thinking and Digital tools.

Work Fit + Kit - Go Train

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Get the skills you need and the gear to help you get fit for work and gain a fresh start. During the 3 work course you will:

  • Achieve new accredited qualifications
  • Study occupational Sector Specific Skills
  • Update your digital CV, stay in touch digitally
  • Present yourself effectively to employers
  • Gain confidence and set goals for your new life
  • Guaranteed interviews with local/national employers

You will also receive a free Android Tablet for completing the course in full!

Free Courses for Job Seekers with Walsall College

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Looking for a career change? Are you at risk of redundancy and need additional support to secure your next role? Need to develop some new skills after a long break from work?

Walsall College have full-time and part-time courses in a wide range of career areas, including construction (CSCS Card), health and social care, teaching, childcare and retail.

LGV Driver Training

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System Group will be holding weekly information and recruitment sessions for their next round of Free LGV Driver training courses. Information sessions will be held virtually over Zoom every Tuesday at 2.00pm.

Swap Don't Drop

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Recently started a course & feel unsure if it’s right for you? Talk to your student services to discuss your concerns. WMCA also have all you need to help discover the options available across the West Midlands.

Kickstart Scheme

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Walsall Council is continuing our working relationship with the Department of Work & Pensions to to support local businesses to access the Government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme. We are asking small and medium sized businesses interested in registering for the scheme to register their details with us by contacting Rob Beck on rob.beck@walsall.gov.uk or calling 07464 495183.

Walsall Works Partner Awards 2020

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This year, four businesses have been awarded Gold Partner status and seven have been named Silver Partners. All the recipients have demonstrated targeted local recruitment as well as significant social value activities in areas such as helping staff to increase their skills, raising aspiration in schools and supporting community.

It’s time to apply for Apprenticeship Incentive Payments

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From 1st September, employers can apply for incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. 

Any organisation can apply for the payment, no matter the size or the sector. The important thing is that you hire an apprentice who is new to your organisation and starts their contract of employment and their apprenticeship with you between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021.

Data Analytics Training with LEAD.

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Do you like number crunching, problem solving and have a desire to work with Data. Do you want to help businesses increase revenues, improve operational
efficiency and gain a competitive edge over rivals -- all with the ultimate goal of boosting business performance, then this is the training for you.

Free Maths, English & ICT Courses

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To help develop and improve your ability in Maths, English or ICT, DBC Training offers a range of courses to develop people’s skills, confidence and competency. The Level 2 qualification is equivalent to grade A-C at GCSE and therefore provides a great platform to access higher-level qualifications, College and University.

Funded Adult Education Courses

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Please find information and link below to a portal which enables people and employers to search free online courses.   Courses are free for the unemployed, those who are furloughed or employed on low wage and businesses across all sectors for their workforce.   

 

HS2 Apprenticeships

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HS2 are now accepting applications for the 2020 apprenticeship programme. 

Apprenticeships are available in areas such as project management, IT, finance, engagement and fraud. The apprenticeship programmes will involve working alongside industry leading experts and gaining experience across a variety of placements.

CyberSkills by The Open University

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Are you interested in a cyber security career but not sure how to get started? If you live in the West Midlands Combined Authority area and are 18 years of age or above, then CyberSkills could be for you.  The programme is due to start 24 February 2020. It's funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Digital Retraining Fund and there's no cost to learners.

Digital Skills Event

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Wednesday 13 November 2019, 10am - 1pm @ Walsall Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall WS1 1SE

Are you looking for a career in the Digital Sector?

Come along to the Walsall Works Digital Careers event where you will get the chance to meet with various employers and training providers specializing in the Digital and IT sector.

Contact us to book your place on 01922 654353 or email walsallworks@walsall.gov.uk

Recognising Social Value

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Walsall’s business, both large and small, make a significant contribution toward the wellbeing and success of the local communities. It is with this in mind that the Walsall Works Partner Awards were created as a recognition of the delivery of social value activity. In September, we celebrated this and presented Bronze, Silver and Gold Partner Awards to deserving local employers. 

Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme

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Apprenticeships are an effective way to develop and train your future workforce and increase current skill levels. To support local SMEs with accessing these, the West Midlands Combined Authority have launched a £40m levy transfer scheme to direct unspent apprenticeships funds into local businesses.

Walsall Delivers the Black Country’s Largest Jobs Fair

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In September, the award-winning Walsall Works team delivered the Black Country’s largest job fair with its biannual Expo event. This featured 80 exhibitors, including Barhale, HomeServe and Midcounties Co-op, meeting with over a thousand local residents. For more details about this innovative event and how to exhibit at the March 2020 Expo.

Inclusion 2020

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Thursday 7 November 2019, 10am - 1pm @ Walsall Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall WS1 1SE

On Thursday 7th November Walsall Works will be hosting our Inclusion 2020 Jobs Fair aimed at those with physical or mental disabilities.

The fair will feature inclusive employers showcasing opportunities in a calm environment.

Contact us to book your place on 01922 654353 or email walsallworks@walsall.gov.uk

 

Walsall Works Performance

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Walsall Works is a Walsall Council-funded programme bringing employers and local residents together. Through initiatives such as our events, our job clubs and our free job brokerage, we have been able to drive up the number of Walsall people getting into jobs, apprenticeships and training.

View our latest snapshot of performance and to see how Walsall Works is making a difference for local people.

Logistics Careers Event

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Are you looking for a career in the logistics industry?

Walsall Works are hosting a jobs and training fair to give you the chance to meet with various employers and training providers specializing in the logistics industry.

The event will be held at the Walsall  Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall on Wednesday 16 October 2019 - 9.30am to 1.00pm

 

Walsall Works Roadshow

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Walsall Works will be hosting a Jobs and Careers event at Moxley People’s Centre, 3 Queen Street, Moxley, WS10 8TA on Thursday 3 October 2019 from 9.00am - 1.00pm.

We have:

  • Employers with real jobs for local people
  • Learning providers with great courses
  • Employment advisors offering careers advice

Walsall Works - Job Clubs

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Walsall Works will be holding a number of job clubs accross the borough. The Walsall Works job clubs will provide support with:

  • Finding the right career
  • Matching to our current vacancies
  • CV writing
  • Completing applications
  • Developing interview skills

St. Paul's Bus Station

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Did you know you can get free employment and careers support at the Walsall Bus Station?

Walsall Works holds a Job Club inside the St. Pauls Station travel shop, Monday to Friday between 9.30am - 1..00pm.

Drop in to speak to one of our Employment Advisors.

Local Employers Recognised for Helping Walsall Residents

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The whole of Walsall benefits when businesses and organisations help their neighbours and local communities to prosper.

On 21 March, the first round of 2019 partners were announced at a ceremony at Walsall College Hub. This included a record number of new Gold Partners, with six local employers being able to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of social value. The Gold Partners were ZF Lemforder, Lovell Partnerships, whg, Walsall College, AF Blakemore and the Midcounties Co-operative.

Walsall Works Expo

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Walsall Largest training and recruitment fair taking pace this March- to book your place please contact Walsall Works on 01922 654 353- we look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Construction jobs event

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Looking for a career in construction?

On Firday 12 October 2018, Walsall Works are hosting an event to give you the chance to meet with national civil engineering company, Barhale and BCS Group, a construction tools and supply company.

10:00 to 12:00 at Walsall Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall WS1 1TP

Primark Recruitment Day

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Waslall Works in partnership with Clarion Futures and whg will be holding a recruitment information session for new Birmingham Primark, 

Thursday 27 September
Darlaston Recreation Centre, Walsall, WS10 8NW
 

Walsall Works Expo

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The Walsall Works Expo will be taking place on Thursday 6th September 2018 from 11am to 4pm at The Hub, Walsall College, Littleton Street West, Walsall, WS2 8ES.  

Walsall Works Annual Report

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The Walsall Works programme has been creating employment opportunities for local residents, supporting businesses and delivering employability support since 2012.

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