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Employment event supports Coventry residents getting into work

todaySeptember 13, 2021

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Hundreds of people looking for work and support across a wide range of disciplines attended The Coventry Moves Into Work event in the city centre this week.

 

Hosted by the Coventry City Council Job Shop with support from the City of Culture and West Midlands Combined Authority, residents had the opportunity to meet with dozens of local and national prospective employers, independent training providers, advice services and educational organisations. 

 

Eleven employers attended the event, including CV Life, Platinum Care, Stadium TM, Coventry City of Culture and Coventry University, and national organisations including National Express and Balfour Beatty Vinci. Alongside the cohort of employers were 14 training providers and ten employment support organisations.

 

Praising the event, Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change, said: “It shows that there are so many exciting employment opportunities in Coventry at the moment, and I’m proud that we’ve helped to connect hardworking and talented Coventry residents with prospective employers so that they can reach their potential and make the most of the event’s opportunities.”

 

The training providers – which included organisations such as Coventry Adult Education, Foleshill Women’s Training, Coventry College, Pet Xi and JCB Training – showcased their expertise across various disciplines from basic skills and ESOL employability to advanced technical skills such as Coding or Construction.

 

There was also light entertainment and food on the day, with a local Coventry musician serenading the crowds with his renditions of Elton John and John Legend to compliment the delicious Arabian Bites food served by St Francis Employability.  

 

Councillor Dr Kindy Sandhu, Cabinet Member for Educations and Skills, said: “The young people have so much knowledge, skills and pragmatism to offer the world of work and education, and I’m proud to see them making the most of the opportunities that Coventry has to offer.”  

To find out more about the Coventry Job Shop and book an appointment click here.

Written by: David Watkins

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