Chamber joins forces with local manufacturers to launch Recruitment and Skills Programme

06 Jul 2017

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St Helens Chamber has joined forces with local manufacturing companies Film & Foil and Starbank Panel Products, to assist with recruitment and training and progress new employees through Manufacturing Apprenticeship training.

Joanne Abraham, Director of Training Services at St Helens Chamber, said: “We are delighted to be able to support two more local businesses with their recruitment needs. Our Recruitment and Skills programmes have proved hugely successful in the past at bringing together local businesses and jobseekers, and we’re excited to be able to do this again for Starbank and Film and Foil.”

Aimed at young people aged 18-24, the programme is split into three stages, induction, work experience and employment.

Throughout the induction phase, which takes place at the Chamber’s Construction Training Centre in Parr, trainees will undertake training in: Working in the manufacturing industry, Manual Handling, First Aid, Following Standard Operating Procedures, Problem Solving & Fault Finding and receive support preparing their CV’s and perfecting Interview techniques.

On completion of the induction, trainees will be interviewed by Film & Foil and Starbank Panel Products and if successful will progress onto stage two, gaining three weeks valuable work experience on site with the employer.

Following on from the work experience, if successful, trainees will work with the company on a six month paid placement, earning between £196- £246.75 per week, depending on age.

Throughout the six month placement trainees will continue to receive support from the Chamber via regular visits from an allocated Training Adviser. On completion of the six month placement trainees will be interviewed for a permanent contract with the employer.

The Recruitment and Skills programme is part of the Access to Work Programme which is part-funded by the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative.

If you are interested in applying contact Starting Point on 01744 698800, email or pop along to our open day on the 12th July from 12pm-4pm at St Helens Chamber’s Construction Centre, 528 Fleet Lane, St Helens, WA9 2NB.