Discover Free Training That Can Lead To A Job Interview

Our 2 to 6 weeks programmes are delivered in partnership with a range of employers looking to develop their workforces. Not only does this pre-employment training provide you with new skills for specific sectors, but you can also complete a work placement, receive CV support and a guaranteed interview.

Programmes consist of three main components:

• Pre-employment training matched to the employer’s business needs
• Work experience placement to learn new skills on the job and gain valuable qualifications for the future
• At the end of the programme, learners are guaranteed either a job interview with an employer or help with the application process.

Entry requirements:

Jobseekers aged 19+ claiming either Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Additional entry requirements may apply, subject to employers' requirements.

Find locations: 

Cannock Campus, Pioneer House, Mill Street, Cannock, WS11 0EF
Hawbush Campus, Beeches Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG

Want to know more about our partners in learning?

The current list of our partners in sector-based work academy programmes is constantly growing, if you want to stay updated, fill in the form below and we will put you on our mailing list for new opportunities.

Learn about the business you apply for here:

ValYou

Smile Education

NHS

McArthur Glen 

Tes Amm

What's available now

Valyou Recruitment Logo

With this programme, you can improve your industry work skills and know-how and achieve your Green CSCS card free of charge. Additional, you will receive a guaranteed interview for the roles of:

• General Labourers or Groundworker

The purpose of the course is to prepare you for working in the construction industry by giving you a basic overview of the industry. During this training programme, you will also gain basic construction qualifications along with a Green CSCS Card. All participants who complete the course will have a chance to take part in a guaranteed job interview with ValYou Recruitment.

Qualifications: 

• Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Working in Construction
• Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment
• Green CSCS Card


Days and times:

• 26th September - 7th October
• 9:30am-4:00pm
• 2 weeks/10 days

Eligibility criteria

• This programme is for benefit claimants aged 19+
• You must be eligible to live and work in the UK
• Those with criminal convictions will be subject to Walsall College's
reasonable adjustment policy
• Minimum Level Entry 3 English

Locations: 

Hawbush Campus, Beeches Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG

Smile Recruitment Agency Logo

3-week training programme with guaranteed job interviews for:
• Non-teaching roles in primary schools 
• Multiple roles available 

This three-week training programme will help you develop a basic knowledge of working in non-teaching roles mainly in a primary school setting. We will support you in recognising your strengths and transferable skills to support the application process. All participants completing this programme will receive a guaranteed interview with Smile Education.

Qualifications:

• Level 1 Award: Working in Schools
• Level 1 Award: Equality and Diversity
• Awareness of Safeguarding
• Employability skills

Dates and Times:

• 30th Jan 2023 - 9.30am-2.30pm
• 8th May - 9.30am-2.30pm

Eligibility criteria

• Able to demonstrate the ability to work at a minimum Entry Level 3 maths and English subject to enhanced DBS (criminal conviction check)
• Aged 19 or over

Locations:
Cannock Campus, Pioneer House, Mill Street, Cannock, WS11 0EF

NHS logo

This three-week programme will help you develop a basic knowledge of working in the NHS and care Sector and support your application for employment and apprenticeship opportunities.

You will be encouraged to explore the Clinical Support worker roles within the NHS whilst developing the skills to help support you through the application process.

Qualifications include

  • L1 working in Adult care
  • L1 Equality & Diversity

Designed in partnership with whg and the NHS, this course will allow you to:
• Experience what working for the NHS is like from the inside
• Improve your understanding of NHS support roles and the teams you can work with
• Get help with the application process; including the best way to showcase your strengths and key skills in your application and at the interview
• Take part in a guaranteed interview for the roles at Walsall NHS

What qualifications will I get?
It is a bespoke programme designed in partnership with WHG and Walsall Manor Hospital with non-accredited qualifications gained on the completion of training.

Dates and times:

• 9th Jan 23
• 27th Feb 23
• 12th June 23

We will support the development of your CV and interview skills to ensure you are promoting all of your skills, qualities and attributes giving you the best opportunity for a successful progression into employment.  All participants successfully completing this programme will have a guaranteed interview for this role with Walsall NHS.

Entry; minimum L1 Maths & English

Eligibility criteria

• This programme is open to unemployed aged 19 and over, subject to an enhanced DBS Check (those with criminal convictions are ineligible for this programme)
• You must be eligible to live and work in the UK
• English and maths at minimum level 1

Locations: 

• Hawbush Campus, Beeches Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG

McArthur Glen - Designer Outlet

Gain retail skills and knowledge, opening yourself up to a free qualification and future job prospects.

The Induction to Retail Programme will help you to:

Gain an understanding of the retail business and the role you can play in enhancing the customer experience

Appreciate how customer service impacts brand image and how surprising and delighting the customer is central to the success

The course includes two

Level 1 Retail Course

Qualifications:

• Level 1 Award in Retail.
• Level 1 Award in Customer Service.

Dates and Times:

• 9th Jan 2023 - 9.30am - 3.00 pm (Cannock)

• 24th April 2023 - 9.30am - 3.30pm (Cannock)

• 12th Jun 2023 - 9.30am - 3.30pm (Cannock)

 

Level 1 Customer Services for the hospitality programme includes:

Qualifications:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
  • Level 2 award in food safety

Dates and Times:

• January 2023 - 9.30 am - 2.30 pm (Walsall)

• June 2023 - 9.30am - 3.30 pm (Walsall)

• April 2023 - 9.30am - 3.30pm (Cannock)

Eligibility criteria:

• This programme is open to unemployed individuals aged 19 and over
• Minimum Level Entry 3 in Maths and English
• Right to work, evidence of benefits or low income and Photographic ID

We will support the development of your CV and interview skills to ensure you are promoting all of your skills, qualities and attributes giving you the best opportunity for a successful progression into employment. All participants successfully completing this programme will be supported with their registration with the McArthurGlen portal

Entry requirement: Entry 3 English

Locations:

Cannock Campus, Pioneer House, Mill Street, Cannock, WS11 0EF

GUARANTEED INTERVIEW (You must complete the 4-week training programme)

This 4-week free programme will support applicants for warehouse and distribution roles
with Tes Amm. TES support many global IT service providers, leading OEMs and
international businesses as a competent and reliable IT lifecycle service provider.
Certificated management systems reassure our clients of TES best practice operations.

As a Warehouse Operative, you will specialise in working with consumer electronics.
You will be responsible for various production tasks and fast-paced targets. The role is
varied and challenging as there are many duties required. Planning is critical and being
calm and collected in a pressured environment is essential.
Whilst on this programme we can support you with the development of your CV and
interview skills to ensure you are promoting all of your skills, qualities and attributes
giving you the best opportunity for a successful progression into employment.

We have two courses available:

Level 1 Introduction to Warehousing 

The topics covered within this course include

  1. Working in warehousing and storage
  2. Moving or handling goods manually
  3. Assemble orders for dispatch in a logistics environment
  4. Distributions Operations
  5. Operating within a supply chain

Also as part of the course, you will also complete training and gain your

  • L1 Intro to employment in warehousing & storage
  • L1 award in Health & Safety awareness

Delivery site

  • Cannock

Start date

  • 6th Jan - 18th April (Cannock)
  • 5th June (Walsall)

Time

  • 9:30 - 3:30

Eligibility criteria

  •  This programme is open to unemployed aged 19 and over, subject to an enhanced DBS Check (those with criminal convictions are ineligible for this programme)
  •  You must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Entry 3 English

As a pre-employment programme, we will also support you with the development of your CV and interview skills to ensure you are promoting all of your skills, qualities and attributes giving you the best opportunity for a successful progression into your chosen job or career with a guaranteed job interview for Tes Amm Cannock

 

 

Level 2 Warehousing & Fork Lift truck licence

This programme will help you develop an understanding of working in a warehouse & Logistics and includes the opportunity to undertake the Forklift truck counterbalance training and gain the licence.

We will support the development of your CV and interview skills to ensure you are promoting all of your skills, qualities and attributes giving you the best opportunity for a successful progression into employment.

  • L2 Principals of Warehousing
  • L1 Skills for Logistics

All participants successfully completing this programme will have a guaranteed interview for these roles with Tes Amm warehousing in Cannock

Delivery site

  • Cannock 28th Feb - 19th Jun
  • Walsall 30th Jan - 9th May

Time

  • 9:30 - 4:00

Duration 

  •     3 weeks (12 days FLT Warehousing)

Eligibility criteria

  •  This programme is open to unemployed aged 19 and over, subject to an enhanced DBS Check (those with criminal convictions are ineligible for this programme)
  •  You must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  •  English and maths at minimum level 1

Location

Walsall College Pioneer House Mill Street, Cannock.

JC Payne

 

Level 1 Welding and Fabrication Course

This 3-week course includes two qualifications:

  • L1 award in welding
  • L1 award in Health & Safety

We will support the development of your CV and interview skills to ensure you are promoting all of your skills, qualities and attributes giving you the best opportunity for a successful progression into employment. All participants successfully completing this programme will receive a guaranteed job interview.

Start date

  • Jan 23 (Walsall)
  • 13th March 23 (Walsall)
  • 5th Jun 23 (Walsall)

Time

  • 9:30 - 4:00

Entry requirement: Entry 3 English

Level 2 Business Administration

This programme allows you to study the world of business, giving you the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. You will examine the roles and responsibilities of setting up a new business and its financial management. You will also develop key skills, such as analysis and review of key financial statements.

This 20-day programme includes;

  • Level 2 First Award in Business
  • Maths & English upskilling.

As a pre-employment programme, we will also support you with the development of your CV and interview skills to ensure you are promoting all of your skills, qualities and attributes giving you the best opportunity for a successful progression into an L3 Business Admin apprenticeship or direct employment.

Start date

  • 16th Jan 23 (Walsall)
  • 27th Feb 23 (Walsall)
  • 24th April 23 (Walsall)
  • 5th June 23 (Walsall)

Time

  • 9:30 - 3:30

Walsall College Logo

This pre-recruitment 4 week training and support will provide local people with the basic trade and wider personal skills required to enter the construction industry.

All suitable applicants recruited on to the programme will have the opportunity to; complete Highways trade training relevant to local job opportunities.

  • C.A.T and Genny and safe digging practices.
  • Setting out signs, lighting and guarding including setting up traffic control and traffic lights.
  • Methods of excavation and safe excavation practices including excavation support.
  • Fine fill and backfill material classes, layer construction and compaction rates and methods.
  • Surface reinstatement including, tarmac, concrete, flag and pavers. Surface tolerances, raising/lowering of ironwork, edge sealing and compaction.
  • Maintenance operations include removing and replacing kerbs, pothole cut out and reinstatement and clearing and repairs to blocked drainage systems.
  • Environmental awareness and disposal of waste.
  • CSCS training
  • Health and safety awareness 1-day course
  • CSCS test
  • Site experience.

Start date

  • 6th Mar 23 (Walsall)
  • 12th Jun 23 (Walsall)

Time

  • 9:30 - 4:00

Location 

  • Construction College Kings Norton Birmingham (CCM)

This pre-recruitment 4-week training and support will provide local people with the basic trade and wider personal skills required to enter the construction industry.

All suitable applicants recruited to the programme will have the opportunity to; complete Scaffolding trade training relevant to the job opportunity

  • Working at heights
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Mobile Towers
  • Safety Harness Training
  • Practical exercise erecting and dismantling a single bay independent scaffold to the correct standard,
  • Practical Exercise erecting and dismantling a 2 Bay Independent Scaffold (tube & Fitting)
  • Practical Exercise erecting and dismantling a 2 Bay Independent Scaffold (transom units)

CISRS 1-day COTS course is for people who are new to scaffolding and want to work as a scaffolding labourer. In conjunction with the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test it will qualify delegates for a CISRS Scaffolder Trainee or CISRS Scaffolder Labour Card.

 

Start date

  • 9th Jan 23 (Walsall)
  • 2nd May 23 (Walsall)

Time

  • 9:30 - 4:00

Location 

  • Construction College Kings Norton Birmingham (CCM)
Have any questions?
  • Cannock Campus
  • Pioneer House, Mill Street
  • Cannock
  • WS11 OEF
  • 01922 657015

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