Sector Based Work Academies

St Helens Chamber works closely with local employers who have multiple vacancies to fill to create Sector Based Work Academies.

These programmes involve attendees completing a number of short training courses, which give them the skills and qualifications needed to apply for their roles – and at the end each person who completes the course gets a guaranteed interview!

Each trainee will be supported throughout their training by our qualified Careers Advisers, who will ensure that your CV is up to date and that you are fully prepped for interviews.

Current Sector Based Work Academies:

Employer: Marks and Spencer, Liverpool One

Roles: 15 x Customer Assistants

Training course:

This course will cover elements of Customer Service and the curriculum will be tailored around the retail sector.

Qualifications include:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Personal Development for Employability
  • Level 2 Food Safety

Information session: Wednesday 7th June 2023 at MYA, 65-67 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY

Book a place on the information session

*Participants must be

  • 19+ as of 31/08/2022
  • Lives in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Halton, Knowsley, and the Wirral)
  • Has lived in the UK/EU/EEA for a minimum of 3 years.
  • In receipt of benefits

to be eligible for the training and guaranteed interview. However, all are welcome to apply directly.

Employer looking to recruit?

If you have multiple vacancies, we can support you by setting up Sector Based Work Academies to help you find suitable and qualified candidates.

To find out more and discuss your options, please email or visit

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