St Helens Chamber supports this National Careers Week

To mark National Career’s week, St Helens Chamber has organised a range of activities to support local people with their career choices.  

The Chamber’s Starting Point team has created a series of videos designed to help job seekers of all ages and career levels navigate the job market during this difficult time and its Education Team is hosting a series of virtual workplace visits for secondary school pupils, introducing them to possible future career paths.  

As the National Careers Service for St Helens, the Chamber’s Starting Point team provides a range of information, advice and guidance to help local people into employment or training. 

With a range of free short courses and a team of experienced Career Coaches, Starting Point have all the support you need to get back into work. Their videos are being shared throughout the week via their Starting Point Facebook page, and will be available for anyone to view and learn more about the support.  

Video sessions include:  

  • Finding a job through COVID-19  
  • Starting Point Support Overview  
  • Coping with Redundancy  
  • CV tips for your First Job  
  • Improve your interview  
  • New Horizons Information Session  
  • What is an Apprenticeship?  

Mike Unsworth, guidance services manager at St Helens Chamber, commented: “We know it has been really difficult for people searching for work, particularly during the pandemic. However, we want to make sure people know there are jobs out there locally; and that there is support available to give you the best chances of success. 

“All of our support is completely free, as are our short courses, so I would encourage anyone who would like to improve their employability to get in touch.”  

The Chamber’s Education team works with schools in St Helens and across the city region to help raise aspirations and awareness of the types of careers available to young people in our local area once they leave education.  

Throughout National Careers Week, the team is working with local businesses to deliver presentations to schoolchildren across the city region, providing insights into the types of career they can move into and let them hear directly from local people and put their questions to them about how to achieve their career goals.  

Rachel Wellens, events and partnerships manager at St Helens Chamber, commented: “National Careers Week is a great opportunity for young people to explore the different types of careers they could have locally.  

“The Education Programme at St Helens Chamber is designed to connect local businesses with young people to help inspire them about the opportunities that exist and to help ensure that every young person has access to information and guidance on the world of work.”  

To find out more about the career services offered by St Helens Chamber, contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org  

To find out more about the work St Helens Chamber does connecting schools to the world of work call 01744 742028 or email education@sthelenschamber.com 

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