St Helens Chamber work with employers to offer local people guaranteed job interviews

25 Oct 2022

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St Helens Chamber is working closely with three employers across the Region to offer guaranteed job interviews for local people.

Through Routeway to Employment programmes, potential candidates can complete a short free training course to update their skills and give them the qualifications the employer is looking for. After this programme is complete the candidate will be guaranteed an interview with one of three top employers.

Mike Unsworth, Career Development Manager at St Helens Chamber, explained: “Employers across the Region are facing challenges in finding qualified candidates to fill their roles, and these programmes aim to fill the skills gap and ensure that local people have everything they need to be successful in securing the roles available here.

“Not only does the training give candidates a guaranteed interview, but they will also leave with qualifications, updated CV’s and strong interview skills thanks to our team of expert Careers Advisers who know exactly what these employers are looking for.”

In November, two Routeway to Employment Programmes are running, one for Customer Service roles with MPAAS and another for Door Supervision roles with Elite Security NW and Lodge Service Security.

Jamie Walker, Recruitment and Digital Strategy at Elite Security NW, commented: “We’re excited to meet potential candidates, and think the Routeway to Employment Programme is a great way to find qualified applicants in the local area at no cost to our business.

“We would welcome applications from anyone who is looking to get into the security industry, and are pleased that candidates will have the opportunity to access free training and qualifications. This is a great help to both candidates and us as a business and we’re looking forward to helping support local people into employment.”

Each Routeway to Employment Programme covers a range of areas including Mental Health First Aid, CV writing, Interview skills and Health and Safety – and depending on the route the candidate wants to take, there is an added sector specific qualification.

Candidates choosing Customer Service will receive a Level 1 Customer Service qualification, while Door Supervision candidates will receive a fully funded SIA Licence.

Mike added: “The qualifications really set the candidates apart and combined with the other training courses, candidates have a much higher chance of securing a role. Anyone can apply for these roles directly, but we would encourage candidates to take part in the training and upskill themselves first.

“Information sessions are taking place on 2nd November, and anyone is welcome to join and find out more.”

To find out more about joining a Routeway Programme, or the roles available, visit or call on 01744 698800.