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21 Sep
Manual Handling
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This one day course is designed to give you a better understanding of manual handling techniques and the legislation surrounding it. The training is designed to ensure that you are given the maximum possible practical training relevant to your role in the workplace.

This course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333

21 Sep
Customer Service Skills
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This seminar aims to develop knowledge in the key areas that are required to promote and support good customer service. It can also contribute to the development of key skills in communication, working with others and problem solving. Improve job satisfaction in your customer care role while increasing your confidence when communicating with customers.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333 

21 Sep
Networking with Paul Nicholson
Members: £15.00 + VAT
Non-members: £25.00 + VAT
12:00 - 14:00 Colours Restaurant

Our guest speaker in September will be Paul Nicholson, Managing Director of Luxor Estates.

Established in 2013, Luxor Estates is a luxury landlord and property development company working in the North West.

Luxor has an expanding portfolio of rental units and is one of the largest and most active landlords in the North West. It has established itself as a key player in the property industry.

Most recently Paul acquired the former Tyrers building in St Helens town centre. Once completed in autumn 2017, it will provide a new leisure and housing offering in the local area.

Come along to hear from Paul about his ambitious growth plans.

Sponsored by Beaufort Financial Planning.

22 Sep
Food Safety
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

From this course you will learn the importance of food safety and the knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved. You will also learn how to control food safety risks and develop the confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers.

This course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333 

25 Sep
Emergency First Aid
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

Emergencies can and do happen, anywhere and anytime. This training is practical and shows what to do in an emergency. Aimed at the workplace, first aid skills are equally important at home or out and about.

This course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333

26 Sep
Returning to Work After a Break
FREE
09:30 - 16:30

Are you returning to work after a career break?

Returning to work after a career break can be both exciting and daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start.

Whether you've had time out of the workplace to raise a family, are returning to work following redundancy or are just looking to change career path, refreshing your skills and updating the qualifications on your CV can be a great way to help you back into work.

This FREE package of courses covers a wide range of subjects that would be valuable in a broad variety of careers, including:

  • Spreadsheet Software
  • CV writing
  • Online marketing
  • Social media strategies
  •  Customer service essentials
  •  Effective Communication Skills
  • Marketing and promoting a business
  • Successful sales techniques
  • First aid in the workplace
  • Interview techniques
  • Health and safety
  • Leadership styles
  • Business improvement techniques
  • Managing difficult people
  • Understanding budgets

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.

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

26 Sep
Health & Safety
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:00 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 and a certificate is included.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333

26 Sep
Introduction to Digital Marketing
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber

This FREE four day course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills required by businesses to make a valuable contribution to their Digital Marketing activities.

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Creating simple web pages – using specialised software to create innovative, professional looking websites
  •  Social Media – making the most of Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Hootsuite in business
  •  Video and Imaging software – editing and creating attractive presentations
  •  Search Engine Optimisation – ways to market websites in order to achieve higher Google ratings
  •  Analysing websites/social media – Use of analytical software to gather data on websites/social media
  •  Email Marketing – how to create a targeted email marketing campaign
  •  Internet Safety – how to stay safe online, legislation and ways to keep information secure

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.

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.

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

28 Sep
Manufacturing Focus- Pilkington
Members: FREE
08:00 - 10:00 Pilkington

Designed especially for local manufacturing and engineering companies, this is an informal networking event. We will be covering a varied range of topics that affect the sector including recruitment, HR, staff motivation and retention, exporting, IT and security, business planning and funding for growth.

September’s launch event will take place at Pilkington Greengate Works site. Guest speaker will be Neil Syder, Head of UK Operations, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited.

A tour of the float line will also take place.

Refreshments will be provided.

This is a free Members only event open to owners and senior managers of businesses within the manufacturing and engineering sectors in and around St Helens. For further information contact Rachel Wellens on 01744 742028.

28 Sep
Standing in Front of People
Members: £10.00 + VAT
Non-members: £15.00 + VAT
12:00 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Standing up and talking to other people is part and parcel of our working lives:

• Some people love it, some people hate it and some people are scared stiff of it.

• Some people jump at the chance, some people manage to avoid it and some people don’t.

But wherever and whenever it’s done, whoever is doing it needs to know how to do it well.

That’s why we are putting on this session with its simple goal for you to discover and practice a number of tips, tricks and techniques so that you can stand up and talk to people with greater confidence and therefore be less stressed, create a better impression and ultimately be more successful.


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