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20 Sep
Basic Construction
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 Training Construction Centre

Are you interested in starting a career in construction or want to learn new skills to use at work or home?

This FREE basic construction skills course provides a range of practical skills including, joinery, plastering and painting and decorating.

On successful completion you can also apply for a free CSCS card, required to work on most construction sites.

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

20 Sep
Be Your Own Boss
Members: FREE
Non-members: 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.

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
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

29 Sep
Meet the Apprentice
FREE
07:45 - 09:00

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.

To confirm a place at the event please ring 01744 742333

02 Oct
Be Your Own Boss
FREE
09:00 - 12:00 Starting Point
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?
02 Oct
Get Ready for Work- Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00 Liverpool Chamber and 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.

02 Oct
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 of Liverpool One 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 01744 742045 for more information.

03 Oct
Gel Nails
FREE
09:30 - 16:30 The Chamber Hair Academy

Learn how to increase your knowledge and skill with the latest gel polish trend- Gellux 30 second gel polish.

This course is perfect for beginners and experienced nail technicians looking to update their skills.

This course will teach you everything there is to know about the Gellux system, from preparation, consultation through to simple nail art and promotion/marketing.

Students are expected to work on each others nails and for this reason it is pre-requisite that all students remove any nail extensions/gel polish prior to this session.

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

04 Oct
ICT Functional Skills
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber

This valuable qualification covers ICT skills that are required by employers such as using email, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and Word.

You will receive a nationally accredited qualification in ICT Functional Skills upon successful completion.

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


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