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12 May
The Next Normal - future proofing the workforce for a post-pandemic world
Members: FREE
10:30 - 12 May 11:30 Webinar

The British Chambers of Commerce, as part of our People Campaign, has recently published two reports looking at the future of the workforce. Each report’s recommendations will be presented and discussed at our next Global Business Webinar on the 12th May 2021 between 10:30 – 11:30GMT.

The Workplace Training and Development Commission’s report, published in partnership with Indeed considers the question of ‘how can we achieve a world-class system for retraining and upskilling our workforce to take advantage of rapid changes in technology, working practices, and industrial and consumer trends?’. The Commission’s range of recommendations will be explored as part of the event.

The Next Normal - future proofing the workforce for a post-pandemic world, a report published in partnership with Barclays Life Skills, describes what the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 has meant for how businesses manage employees and how it may permanently change how they are managed in the future.

We will hear how the report’s conclusions can be used by businesses, educators and policymakers alike to understand more about how workforces can be future proofed.

Chaired by Sarah Howard MBE, chair of the British Chambers of Commerce, Sarah will be joined by:

• Gillian Keegan MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills)
• Pawel Adrjan, Head of EMEA Research, Indeed
• Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy, British Chambers of Commerce
• Kirstie Mackey OBE, Managing Director, Citizenship and Consumer Affairs, Barclays UK

In order to comply with GDPR, the British Chambers of Commerce will not share your personal details with anyone unless you inform us you're happy for us to do so.

12 May
BIPC Reset Restart
FREE
17:00 - 19:00 Remote session

In partnership with Business & IP Centre [based in Liverpool Central Library] we invite all budding & fledgling entrepreneurs to join our remote workshop and access specialised business information and advice. 

Our ‘BIPC - Reset Restart’ workshops are designed to give you an introduction to self-employment and what you need to know about being self-employed along with access to direct referrals to specialist business information.

Following the workshop you will have access to a dedicated Business Adviser and specialist advice via the Business IP Centre and other relevant organisations.

It’s informal, free and the best way to find out everything you need to start & grow your own business.  Why not see if we can help you to be a successful entrepreneur ! 

This is a limited opportunity to access in-depth help & support.

Book your free place online now or call us on 01744 742096 for more information.

13 May
Welcome to the Chamber
FREE
09:00 - 10:00 Zoom

Chamber Membership is a valuable tool for any business, but if you don't make good use of it then it becomes a cost.

At this meeting we will:

  • Introduce you to the Chamber Membership team
  • Provide an overview of the services you can benefit from as a Chamber Member
  • Find out more about what you are looking to get out of your Membership
  • Answer any questions you may have and let you know what to expect from us
  • Introduce you to other new Members who have recently joined the Chamber.

Following the lastest government guidance, this meeting will now be held over Zoom. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent by email 24 hours before.

13 May
Mental health in the workplace: understanding the importance and how to support your employees’
Members: FREE
14:00 - 6 Jul 14:45 St Helens Chamber

Join Westfield Health for Mental Health Awareness Week, as their expert panel discuss the importance of good mental health in the workplace, how to recognise the signs when an employee is struggling, and ways to improve and support mental health and wellbeing in your workforce. You will also learn some quick and helpful techniques on prevalent topics including mind management, controlling worry and positive thinking. What you’ll learn: • Understand the importance of good mental health in the workplace. • How to spot the signs of poor mental health. • Practical ways that companies can support their employee mental health. • Techniques to help your workforce build resilience with key topics such as controlling worry and positive thinking. You’ll also receive some free resources and be able to ask the expert panel any of your questions. Expert panel: •    Cathy Lawson, MHFA England Instructor, Independent Workplace Health and Wellbeing Consultant, Trainer and Coach. •    Rosie Marino, Culture & Development Manager, Westfield Health

14 May
Customer Service Skills
FREE
09:30 - 28 May 16:00 St Helens Chamber

Thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget we are pleased to be able to offer this course free of charge - provided that attendees were aged 19+ as of 31/8/20 and live within the Liverpool City Region.

Looking for a job in retail? Hospitality? Customer service?

This FREE course is perfect for anyone looking for a job in a customer facing role that wants to learn the skills and gain an accredited qualification to do it.

Throughout the course you will learn:

  • How to deliver good customer service
  • Different communication methods
  • How to effectively deal with customer queries, problems and complaints.

Learning new skills or just updating the ones you already have, can be key to ensuring your success in the workplace. Please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers for more information about any of our courses and to discuss your personal career plan.

On Successful completion of the course learners will achieve the City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Customer Service.

For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

14 May
Job Club
FREE
13:00 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber

Wanting to get into work?

Join us at our Job Club and get support with every stage of your job search.

As the National Careers Service for St Helens, we can help you with searching for a suitable job, updating (or creating) your CV, filling out job applications and much more.

We can also look at your skills and match you to different industries if you need some career inspiration! 

Join us at our Job Club and have the best possible chances of success in your next application.

To book a place, call on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

 

**You will be offered a time slot to adhere to social distancing rules, safety and cleaning measures are in place throughout the building**

17 May
Interview Skills
FREE
09:30 - 13:00 Clickworks

Thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget we are pleased to be able to offer this course free of charge - provided that attendees were aged 19+ as of 31/8/20 and live within the Liverpool City Region.

Do you struggle with job interviews?

Are you unsure what to say? What to wear?

Our free short course will help you to perfect your interview technique so you can go to interviews with confidence.

We can also help you produce a standout CV at our weekly CV Writing sessions. For more information, please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers.

To find out more call us on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org.

17 May
Level 2 Digital Marketing for Business
FREE
09:30 - 21 May 16:00 Clickworks

Thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget we are pleased to be able to offer this course free of charge - provided that attendees were aged 19+ as of 31/8/20 and live within the Liverpool City Region.

This course has been designed to enhance your understanding of digital marketing, and provide you with the knowledge to create your own social media and SEO strategy. Digital marketing is used in a wide variety of sectors, and many job roles now have responsibility for promoting a business not just the advertising and marketing department.

This qualification will aim to introduce you to the concepts of digital promotion that can be used in a business setting.

To complete this course you should have previous experience of using computers and a good understanding of areas such as file management and internet browsing, along with some experience of digital marketing.

This course is delivered over 4 full days at our Clickworks building. Times are 9.30am-4.00pm.

The course will cover:

  • Digital promotion for business – In this unit you will gain a broad overview of digital marketing and investigate a range of digital promotional activities, such as email marketing, social media and SEO.
  • Search engine optimisation for business – You will gain a summary of the purpose of SEO, and how it can be used to increase online traffic for a business. This will include designing an SEO strategy for a business.
  • Social media – You will research how to use social media channels to engage with different audiences, and will create your own online identity for business.

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the NCFE Level 2 Award in Digital Promotion for Business.

For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

 

 

17 May
Hairdressing Apprenticeship Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00

Interested in a career in Hair and Beauty?

If you're 16-24 and ready to kickstart your career, our Fast Track to Apprenticeships programme will give you the skills, industry work experience, knowledge and qualifications to help you get an Apprenticeship.

• Improve your CV
• Perfect your interview techniques
• Exclusive access to local vacancies

Come along to our open day at The Chamber Hair and Beauty Academy to find out more about the Traineeships and Apprenticeships we have available.

For more information email apprenticeships@sthelenschamber.com

17 May
Leading the way to COP26 – The UK’s journey to Net Zero
Members: FREE
14:00 - 15:00 Webinar

Our latest survey on the Net Zero economy*, conducted in partnership with Drax, showed that 38% of respondents said they fully understand the term net zero and the implications for their business while 21% did not. Amid unprecedented challenges in the past twelve months, one third of firms do not consider net zero to be a priority and more than two-thirds have either never heard of COP or know the name only. However, appetite to become net zero is very high, with 88% saying they are actively taking at least one measure to reduce carbon emissions. Leading the way to Cop26 – the UK’s journey to Net Zero, a panel event delivered in partnership with Drax, will enable participants to:

• Gain a deeper understanding of the term Net Zero and the impact it will have on their business.
• Understand more about Cop26, what it means for their business and how they can get involved.
• Hear a real-life case study from Drax, with their vision to be carbon negative by 2030, including the changes they’ve made and the hurdles they’ve faced.
• Take away actions to bring them closer to realising their net zero ambitions and/or targets.

On Monday 17th May at 2pm Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director at the British Chambers of Commerce will be joined by:

• Will Gardiner, CEO, Drax Group
• Chris Stark, Chief Executive, The Climate Change Committee
• James Heath, Chief Executive, The National Infrastructure Commission.
• Eliot Whittington, Director of Policy, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
• Claire Perry O'Neill, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)


*Conducted in August 2020

In order to comply with GDPR, the British Chambers of Commerce will not share your personal details with anyone unless you inform us you're happy for us to do so.


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