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Coventry Moves into Work event

Join us on Wednesday 8th September between 10am and 4pm.

It takes place in Bull Yard and the Job Shop between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday 8 September.

The event will include a wide range of training providers: including colleges, Coventry Adult Education and independent training providers. They will be on hand to discuss various skills courses at all levels, with many fully-funded free courses including those directly linked to employment opportunities.

There will also be lots of employers with live vacancies including apprenticeships and Kickstart positions.  Employment support organisations will be available to offer specialist support including money advice.

There’s also an opportunity to meet members of the MyCoventry partnership and hear about the opportunities and support they continue to offer to the migrant community. In fact, one early beneficiary of the MyCoventry project, Arabian Bites, will providing vegan street food.

Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change, said: “There are great employment opportunities to be found in Coventry at the moment and organisations are looking for skilled staff. 

“We’re working with our partners, many of whom will be at this event, to support people so they can reach their potential and make the most of the opportunities.”

Cllr Dr Kindy Sandhu, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “Lots of young people may be entering the jobs and skills market for the first time after finishing school.

“This event is a great chance to see the range of choices out there and how to make the most of them. I would urge anyone entering the world of work or further education to get along and speak to the professionals who can help.”

Staff from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will be attending the event to highlight the range of opportunities available, including training funded by the WMCA to equip residents with the skills needed by local employers.

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “We know this is a difficult time for young people who received their A-level or GCSE results earlier this month, with many unsure what to do next.

“But there are lots of options out there, including apprenticeships offering qualifications up to degree level, and more than 6,000 Kickstart vacancies. On top of that, there are thousands of employment and training opportunities available right now across the West Midlands for adults of all ages, with jobs available in growth sectors including health and care, construction, and digital.”

There are no age restrictions but exhibitors (training providers, employment support providers, employers etc) will mostly have opportunities aimed at 14+ with some aimed at those 16 or 18+.