Warrington’s Employment Development Team (EDT) are supporting people who are coming out of work as a result of COVID-19 who want to temporarily transfer into a new job in one of the expanding sectors as quickly as possible by job matching them with local employers.

Are you looking for work?

Skills and Employment

Warrington’s Employment Development Team can provide all the support you need to enable you to move into employment. We offer a range of services to support you in identifying and developing your job hunting and employability skills and can help with overcoming barriers to employment. 

This includes:

  • CV writing
  • Completing application forms
  • Interview techniques, including mock interviews
  • Confidence in the workplace
  • Job Searching
  • Work Experience and Placement opportunities.

We work in partnership with external partners; including local voluntary/community bodies and other statutory organisations to deliver a total package of employment support projects – both employer-led (helping with recruitment drives, co-ordinating/hosting open days/interviews) and client-led (a tailored approach according to individual needs and preferences).

Our menu of support will enable businesses to thrive ensuring future economic growth for the Warrington community as a whole, in addition to all residents including those from priority groups and target areas to improve employability skills and ultimately gain employment.

We negotiate with employers, including through the Local Planning Conditions and support them throughout the recruitment process into job opportunities.  The Agreement covers job vacancies, guaranteed interviews, specific/bespoke training needs, skills update, apprenticeships, site visits, work placements/experience opportunities etc.

Looking for a new role?

If you would like us to help you transfer into a new role, please email us with the following info and we will be in touch to discuss your needs.

  • First Name:
  • Last Name:
  • Email Address:
  • Telephone Number:
  • What type of work are you looking for?
  •  A CV if you have one

Employmentdevelopmentteam@warrington.gov.uk

 

Warrington & Co.
The Base, Dallam Lane, Warrington, WA2 7NG

Employers

Helping you grow

We work with our local businesses to demonstrate how to be part of the thriving growth by:

  • Offering a recruitment service from a range of partners including apprenticeships and links to skills and training opportunities;
  • Encouraging them to think local in terms of their staff, suppliers and partners;
  • Initiating local partnerships and supply chain;
  • Matching clients to a role, taking into account the requirements of both the potential employee and the employer;
  • Understanding how to strengthen and build upon the local economy in order to sustain current growth;
  • Using the service can improve productivity, employee retention and increase the employer’s base by appealing to a wider audience through having a diverse staff base.

Employers looking to recruit

If you are an employer looking to recruit, we can source potential employees to meet current recruitment demand so please let us know your requirements email: employmentdevelopmentteam@warrington.gov.uk

For all existing partners or for any other unemployed resident wanting to access online employment support to get CVs into shape and prepare for interviews, please contact the team and we will ensure you get the assistance you need.

The Employment Development Team staff are available and will be conducting one to one appointments and registrations over the phone and online. 

Redundancy support

We work with employers/organisations who sadly are having to make redundancies to reduce the workforce or are relocating.  This is done in association with DWP and the National Careers Service.  The support offered is the same as above with regard to CV Workshops, Interview Skills and Techniques, including mock interviews and job matching where appropriate.

Additional help

Young people

For Warrington young people please also look at our Families & Wellbeing service

Our Local Offer

And our ‘careers’ team

Some examples of the help on offer include:

  • the opportunity to receive one to one information, advice and guidance (IAG)
  • personal skills analysis and action planning
  • access to preparing for Employment qualifications

Neighbourhoods Team

Our Neighbourhoods Team also offer weekly Job Clubs.

The Job Clubs run as a drop in, and cover such things as:

  • one-to-one job search activities
  • group work job search activities
  • customer job search activities
  • letter writing
  • money management
  • benefits advice

Job fairs

Details of future jobs fairs

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, jobs fairs have been cancelled. We will update you when the situation changes.