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12 Aug
Health & Safety
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This course is a vocationally related qualification that is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of health and safety, hazards that can arise and some of the protection available against those hazards.

This course is nationally accredited at Level 2 and a certificate is included.

12 Aug
Effective Time Management
Members: £15.00 + VAT
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
10:00 - 11:00 Remote Seminar

This webinar is suitable for all individuals regardless of their position in an organisation. This is an interactive seminar and you will be encouraged to participate in discussions and self-reflection and be required to participate in activities.

This webinar will develop your awareness of building time management techniques into your daily routine, so you can recognise and solve personal time management barriers, staying in control of your working day. We will help you analyse how you currently use your time, and identify time wasting activities to help manage your time more effectively. As a result your job satisfaction, productivity and profitability could increase significantly.

During this two hour webinar delegates will learn about:

• The importance of effective time management

• Time management tools and techniques

• Practical steps to prioritise workload activities

• Benefits of prioritising your workload

This webinar is presented by: St Helens Chamber

For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742091 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.

 

13 Aug
Search Engine Optimisation [SEO]
Members: £15.00 + VAT
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
10:00 - 11:00 Remote Seminar

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the reason websites show up in search engines. Google controls around 90% of UK searches and over 70% of searches worldwide. Understanding how to appear high in the results pages can be critical for a business.  This online webinar will show you how to increase traffic to your website and improve your conversion rate.

During this 1 hour webinar, delegates will cover the following topics:

• Given an introduction to search engine optimisation

• Explore different methods in SEO

• Look at how businesses use SEO to promote their products and services

This webinar will be delivered via Google Meet (Access to Google Chrome would be preferred for this)

This webinar is presented by: St Helens Chamber

For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742091 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.

 

13 Aug
Virtual Fast-track to Apprenticeships Open Day
FREE
14:00 - 15:00 Virtual Open Day

No matter what your A Level results are, you can start your career with an Apprenticeship or Study Programme.

St Helens Chamber understands this is a particularly difficult time for young people who were due to take their final exams this summer, which is why we’ve relaxed our entry requirements this year, enabling ambitious young people to kick-start their careers with an Apprenticeship or Study Programme; no matter what results you get in August.

Join us at our virtual open day, where our Fast-track to Apprenticeships team will tell you everything you need to know about training with us. You’ll have the chance to ask any questions you might have too.

Training Advisers from our specialised Construction Training Centre and Hair Academy will also show you around these purpose built facilities.

August start dates will be available. 

During your training, we can help you start your career by:
• Improving your CV
• Perfecting your interview techniques
• Working on the skills employers are looking for
• Helping you get work experience

On successful completion of our Apprenticeship training, you’ll have exclusive access to local vacancies and all the support you need to earn while you learn.

Want to find out more? Book a place on our virtual open day online.
Or for more information call 01744 742045.


17 Aug
Graduate Hub
FREE
09:30 - 28 Aug 16:00 St Helens Chamber
Are you a recent graduate looking for work?
Do you need help to make your CV and job applications stand out from the crowd?

The Graduate Hub is a FREE training programme designed to add a host of valuable skills and qualifications to your CV, making you a more attractive candidate to employers.

Topics covered include:
  • Leadership Styles
  • Customer Service & Communication
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Powerpoint software
  • Word software
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Health and Safety Level 1  
  • CV Writing
  • Presentation / Interview Skills
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Vacancy Matching - Exclusive Access to Vacancies
  • To find out more about the Graduate Hub contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

     
    17 Aug
    CV Writing
    FREE
    09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

    Do you constantly find your CV is being ignored?

    Do you want to make your CV stand out form the crowd?

    Learn how to produce an effective CV and upload it to your Universal Job Match account on our short CV session.

    This course lasts two days from 9:30am - 4:00pm and is based at our Clickworks building. 

    By the end of the session all learners will have:

    • An understanding of useful information to have prepared before the interview
    • An understanding of what interviewers will be expecting in regards to; Punctuality, Dress Sense, Behaviour and Language Use
    • An understanding of the importance of researching the interviewing organisation
    • An understanding of questions to ask the interviewer

    Having a good CV is vital while you are seeking work, our advisors will give you guidance and advice in what you should and shouldn’t have in your CV.

    We also offer Interview skills sessions to help you perfect your technique so you can go to interviews with confidence.

    On successful completion of this course learners will gain the Entry Level 3 Award in Work Skills.

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

     
    19 Aug
    Microsoft Office Essentials
    FREE
    09:30 - 25 Aug 16:00 Clickworks

    Are you interested in developing your digital knowledge and skills?

    This course will provide you with updated skills and abilities needed to build on existing knowledge, motivate further learning, and improve your employability in a wide range of fields and industries.

    To complete this course you will need to have some working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.

    This course is delivered over 5 full days at our Clickworks building. Times are 9.30am-4.00pm.

    AVAILABLE UNITS ARE:

    Microsoft Word

    Most employers expect employees to have Microsoft Word skills, and it's probably the most universally-consumed programme in businesses around the globe. Microsoft Office Essentials will help you understand and brush up on your word processing skills, so that you can develop skills and confidence you need to progress in your work and personal life. You will cover:

    • Using a software application designed for formatting, editing and production of largely text-based documents.
    • Creating mail merged documents
    • Paragraph and font formatting
    • Using tables and graphs

    Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer spreadsheets programme used in the workplace today. As a result, many employers expect employees to have a working knowledge of the software. Learning how to use Microsoft Excel can improve your employment options, as well as improving your productivity by learning the best shortcuts and formulae to use in different situations. You will cover:

    • Creating spreadsheets
    • Data entry
    • Text and number formats
    • Editing cells
    • Basic data analysis skills through sorting and filtering

    Microsoft PowerPoint

    Microsoft PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation software in the world. The software is designed to help people to create a clean, visually engaging and information-rich presentation. On the Microsoft Office Essentials course you will learn skills and knowledge to operate and develop your own presentation through Microsoft PowerPoint. You will cover:

    • How to create slides
    • Using text boxes, shapes, images and drawing tools
    • How to create excellent transitions and animations
    • How to make a presentation flow using charts, graphs and tables

    Improving Productivity Using IT

    Computer software systems are all around us, and we use them a lot. knowing which systems to use for various tasks can help you work more effectively. This course can help you understand different IT tools, and provide a quick refresher on software you may not have used for a long time. You will cover:

    • Choosing the appropriate IT systems and software to meet requirements.
    • Using IT systems and software efficiently to complete planned tasks.
    • Reviewing the selection and use of IT tools to make sure that tasks are completed.

    On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the City & Guilds Level 1 Award for IT User.

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

    19 Aug
    Website Design
    Members: £15.00 + VAT
    Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
    10:00 - 11:00 Remote Seminar

    In this modern online age, having a professional website is a must for nearly all career choices and business ventures. A stunning website can dynamically serve as a marketing tool, an ecommerce store front, a showcase of works and skills, a communication medium and as a vehicle for branding.

    During this 1 hour webinar, delegates will cover the following topics:

    • Given an introduction to website design

    • Discover the key features that make up a good website

    • Look at how businesses use website design to promote their products and services

    This webinar will be delivered via Google Meet (Access to Google Chrome would be preferred for this)

    This webinar is presented by: St Helens Chamber

    For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742091 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.

     

     

     

    20 Aug
    Virtual Fast-track to Apprenticeships Open Day
    FREE
    14:00 - 15:00 Virtual Open Day

    No matter what your GCSE results are, you can start your career with an Apprenticeship or Study Programme.

    St Helens Chamber understands this is a particularly difficult time for young people who were due to take their final exams this summer, which is why we’ve relaxed our entry requirements this year, enabling ambitious young people to kick-start their careers with an Apprenticeship or Study Programme; no matter what results you get in August.

    Join us at our virtual open day, where our Fast-track to Apprenticeships team will tell you everything you need to know about training with us. You’ll have the chance to ask any questions you might have too.

    Training Advisers from our specialised Construction Training Centre and Hair Academy will also show you around these purpose built facilities.

    August start dates will be available. 

    During your training, we can help you start your career by:
    • Improving your CV
    • Perfecting your interview techniques
    • Working on the skills employers are looking for
    • Helping you get work experience

    On successful completion of our Apprenticeship training, you’ll have exclusive access to local vacancies and all the support you need to earn while you learn.

    Want to find out more? Book a place on our virtual open day online.
    Or for more information call 01744 742045.


    21 Aug
    Redundancy Information & Support Session
    FREE
    09:00 - 11:00 St Helens Chamber
    If you've been made redundant, Starting Point are here to help during this difficult time.

    As the National Careers Service for St Helens, we at Starting Point understand how stressful redundancy can be, so we’re holding sessions at St Helens Chamber where you can informally chat to our team about all the redundancy support available to you. 

    These sessions will give you information on all of our redundancy services, along with the range of additional support our Career Coaches can offer; such as CV writing assistance, interview preparation, and careers advice.

    Starting Point can help you access Rapid Response Funding, which gives you funding to cover the cost of a short training course, qualification or licence to help you find employment or help you change career path completely.

    So if you’ve been made redundant recently, book on to one of our information sessions and find out more about the range of support available to you.

    Call Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org to book a place.

    *Places are limited due to social distancing regulations**


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