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26 Jul
Understanding Enterprise
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber
Have you got a brilliant idea for a business? Want to see if you have what it takes to be your own boss?

This 7 day course if perfect both for anyone thinking of starting or who has recently started their own business.

Throughout the course you will learn about the skills and qualities needed to start your own business as well as the importance of business planning, how to market your business and how to manage money in business.

This course is broken down into seven workshops:
• Skills & Knowledge: Learn about the skills and qualities needed to start your business.

• Business Planning: Learn how to complete a business plan and describe your product, service, personal profile, legal compliance, suppliers, risks, aims and objectives.

• Marketing (Basics): Gain an understanding of what marketing means, planning and strategy, segmentation and targeting, the 4P’s, branding, features and benefits.

• Managing Money: Learn about what start-up funding you need, where it can be financed and how to complete your cash flow forecast.

• Business IT: Learn how to use IT in your business for marketing and finance purposes.

• Health & Safety: Gain an understanding of Health and Safety Law, Risk Assessments, Hazardous Substances, PPE, Workplace Health and Safety, Fire Prevention, First Aid, Occupational Health, Noise and Manual Handling.

• Marketing for Success: Learn what the term ‘Digital Marketing’ actually means, and how to incorporate Digital Marketing Skills, Social Media, Paid Advertising and Video Marketing into your business.

Please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers for more information about any of the courses and to discuss your personal career plan.

To find out more call us on 0845 340 9980 or email startup@sthelenschamber.com.
27 Jul
Meet the Apprentice
FREE
08:30 - 12:00 St Helens Chamber

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.

To confirm a place at the event please ring 01744 742333

27 Jul
Digital skills for jobseekers
FREE
09:30 - 8 Aug 16:00 St Helens Chamber

This four day course is aimed at adults who need to develop or improve their digital skills to support with job searching and help completing Universal Credit applications.

Course includes:

  • Understand how to use a computer/tablet/mobile device to aid job searching and universal credit applications
  • Learn how to make Universal Credit applications online
  • Use a word processing application to create, edit and produce a CV
  • Learn how to connect to the internet and use browser software to navigate to web pages
  • Use browser tools to search for job vacancies online
  • Learn how to set up an email address and use email software to send and receive emails
  • Learn how to download apps onto mobile devices, particularly job searching tools

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Award for IT Users.

By completing the course attendees will increase their confidence and knowledge of digital platforms to help find a job, use tools to apply for jobs and have gained the skills to complete online applications for universal credits.

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.

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


30 Jul
Level 1 ICT
FREE
10:00 - 7 Aug 15:00 St Helens Chamber

This two week level 1 ICT course is designed to teach you essential IT skills so you can go into your next job role with confidence.

This course will cover:
Improving Productivity Using IT

  • 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.

Word Processing Software

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

Presentation Software

  • Using software applications to produce effective presentations, which include a combination of media (e.g. images, animation and sound) for education, entertainment or information sharing.

Creating Spreadsheets

  • Creating and linking spreadsheets
  • Applying a range of basic and advanced formulas
  • Creating complex charts to display a range of information

 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.

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

30 Jul
Apprenticeships for Ambitious People Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00 Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Are you aged 16 – 24 and looking for an Apprenticeship in Liverpool?

Our Fast Track to Apprenticeships course will give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help you get an Apprenticeship.

Through our partnership with Liverpool Chamber of Commerce we are currently working with over 200 Liverpool-based employers.

We will help you to:

  • Improve your CV
  • Perfect your interview techniques
  • Gain Work Experience
  • Follow an individually tailored training package

You could be starting an Apprenticeship in as little as two weeks!

On successful completion you will get:

  • Exclusive access to local vacancies
  • £100 Love 2 Shop shopping vouchers on moving into an Apprenticeship, job or training
  • A free NUS discount card

Want to find out more? Come to our Open Day! Book online now or call us on 0151 224 1894 for more information.

30 Jul
Fast Track to Apprenticeships - Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00 St Helens Chamber

Are you 16 – 24 and looking for a job?

Our Fast Track to Apprenticeship courses will give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help you get an Apprenticeship.

  • Improve your CV
  • Perfect your interview techniques
  • Work Experience
  • Exclusive access to local vacancies
  • £100 bonus on moving into an Apprenticeship, job or training
  • Gain the skills that employers are looking for

Want to find out more? Come to our Open Day! Book online now or call us on 01744 742045 for more information

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

31 Jul
Handling Complaints
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce

This seminar covers the principles of handling complaints. Delegates will learn;

  • How to get it right
  • How to be customer focused
  • Being open and accountable
  • Acting fairly and proportionately
  • How to put things right
  • About seeking continuous improvements
31 Jul
Taster Day Course in Construction Skills
FREE
09:30 - 16:30 Construction Training Centre

This one day taster day course will be tailored to suit the requirement of learners, aiming to give a practical taster experience in a cross section of trades.

Areas covered include:

  • Developing Construction Painting Skills
  • Developing Construction Decorating Skills
  • Developing Plastering Home Improvement Skills

If you enjoy the taster session, you can progress onto our 6 week Accredited Level 1 Certificate in Construction course where the learners will be able to develop their practical skills in greater depth whilst gaining a recognised qualification.    

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.

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

31 Jul
Introduction to Digital Marketing
FREE
09:30 - 9 Aug 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

31 Jul
Graduate Hub
FREE
09:30 - 16:30 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:

  •  IT Skills
  •  Online marketing
  • Social media strategy
  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Help with your CV and Interview skills

To find out more about The Graduate Hub or to book on contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org 

 

 


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