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23 May
Returning to Work After a Break
FREE
All day St Helens Chamber

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

23 May
Start to Market Your Business
Members: £25.00 + VAT
Non-members: £50.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This one day workshop helps you understand the importance of marketing within your overall business strategy. Learn how to really appreciate market demand, understand your customers’ needs and stimulate increasing sales for your product/service. You will have a chance to devise and organise a market research plan and a product/service portfolio, along with an advertising and delivery plan and “Elevator Pitch”.

Ideal for anyone in the early stages of starting their business, or those wanting to inject some much needed impetus to an established business. A practical, fun workshop covering the basics, to add real value to your business proposition.

24 May
Be Your Own Boss
FREE
18:00 - 20:00 St Helens Chamber

Whether you have a great idea for a business or are tired of the day-to-day grind, at some point many of us think of becoming our own boss. If you have an idea for a business why not see if we can help you turn it into a reality?

Our ‘Be Your Own Boss’ events are designed to give you the information you need to decide whether starting and running a business is for you. It’s informal, free and the best way to find out everything you need to start your own business.

25 May
Let's Talk Logistics... with Peel Ports
Members: FREE
Non-members: FREE
09:00 - 11:00 St Helens Chamber

St Helens Chamber is pleased to welcome Rachel Hinton, Head of Sales at Peel Ports to St Helens.

Peel Ports provides port-centric logistics solutions, working with importers and exporters, shipping lines and logistics service providers, rail operators and hauliers, businesses in numerous industrial sectors from all around the world, to improve the efficiency and the environmental impact of supply chains. 

With ports in the north and south, east and west of the UK, Peel Ports invests in their people, their assets and their technology to ensure that they bring sector-leading innovation, operational discipline and service flexibility in a safe environment. 

Peel pioneers new services, support emerging markets and build better facilities for their customers and communities.

Focussing on the Port of Liverpool cluster, Rachel will share the Peel Ports approach to game-changing logistics transforming the local, regional and national economies.

25 May
Positive image
FREE
09:30 - 26 May 16:00 Starting Point Salon

First impressions at an interview do count, so putting forward the best image possible helps the chances that quick judgements are positive and lead to good job outcomes.

This course is perfect for anyone attending interviews who want to make the right first impression.

This 2 day course includes: How to present yourself professionally, confidence and self-esteem building, basic hair and beauty/male grooming and what to wear for an interview.

If you are currently unemployed and in receipt of benefits, these courses may be available free of charge. To find out more and to check your eligibility call us on 01744698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

25 May
Stress & Conflict in the workplace
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber

Designed to develop an understanding and ability to be able to manage stress and conflict in own organisation, as a practising or potential middle manager. it also allows you to consider the effectiveness of your own organisation in dealing with workplace stress and conflict.

'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 May
Meet the Apprentice
FREE
08:30 - 11:00

 

Are you looking for extra help at your business? Have you considered taking on an Apprentice?

St Helens Chamber specialises in helping you to recruit young people through our Apprenticeship Programme and we are always looking to increase the range of vacancies available. All Apprentices will have completed our ‘Chamber Approved – Work Ready’ course to ensure they are high-calibre candidates who are well prepared for the world of work.

Taking on an Apprentice can increase efficiency, introduce new skills and provide a hassle free, cost effective way to grow your business. This informal event will provide an efficient and convenient way for you to meet some of the best local young job seekers.

30 May
Introduction to hair and beauty
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 Starting Point Salon

Are you interested in a career in hair & beauty?

This introduction course will show you the basics in styling hair, applying make-up, manicures and pedicures, and presenting a professional image.

This course is Nationally Accredited by City & Guilds. 

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 these courses and to discuss your personal career plan. If you are currently unemployed and in receipt of benefits, these courses are all available FREE of charge. To find out more and to check your eligibility call us on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

30 May
Get Ready for Work - Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00 St Helens Chamber

Are you finishing school, college or university this summer and looking for a job?

Our courses will give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help you get a job or Apprenticeship.

No matter what level of qualification you have, we can help you to:

  • Improve your CV
  • Perfect your interview techniques
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Gain the skills that employers are looking for
  • Apply for vacancies

We offer exclusive access to local vacancies!

Want to find out more? Come to our Open Day! Book online now or call us on 01744 698800 for more information

This event is part funded by the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative.

31 May
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 


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