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For employers - WES Jobs and Training

WES offers free local training and recruitment service that supports employers to source talented Westminster based candidates.

Scroll down to find out more about how you can become an employer partner and how we will be supporting your business throughout the process.

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WES Jobs and Training acts as the employer facing division of Westminster Employment Service.

We offer free recruitment solutions to employers who are committed to investing in Westminster by hiring locally and providing training, career progression and fair wages.

The Employment Relationship Managers leverage their expansive networks around the council to source, screen and train the best residents for the job.

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When you work with WES Jobs and Training, you:

  • work with a specialist broker who understands your sector and business needs
  • will be able to fill your short- and long-term vacancies with residents at no cost
  • receive trained candidates who fit well within your business
  • improve business continuity by employing local people who value work and want to develop
  • will be recognised as a socially responsible business that supports the community
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WES projects

Our holistic approach to the recruitment process means that we create and execute a wide array of projects. We work in partnership with other organisations, to give residents the opportunity to upskill for increased employability. These projects include but are not limited to:

Westminster Wheels

A bike refurbishment and repair initiative that aims to provide certified training in bike repair, maintenance, sales, marketing and cycle instruction. The project also provides a paid work experience for unemployed WCC residents and divert unwanted bikes from becoming waste to provide affordable refurbished bikes.

How to get involved

You can get involved with our projects by providing:

  • mock interview
  • workplace visits
  • mentoring or career conversations
  • joining workshops/job fairs to meet candidates
  • motivational workshops

If you want to get involved, please get in touch with WES Jobs and Training at [email protected]

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We currently offer a wide range of opportunities to residents which include courses in the following subject areas:

Employer led training

To help businesses access high-quality talent in Westminster, we work in partnership with the Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) and other specialist training providers to deliver a variety of courses to residents.

Residents undergo an intensive sector specific course that has been crafted with the assistance of industry experts. Upon completion, residents acquire a qualification and leave better equipped to succeed in the employment market.

Courses currently on offer:

  • public service level 1

Construction

Construction is a significant sector with ample employment opportunities. To better equip residents to take advantage of the industries array of jobs, WES Jobs and Training are supporting Route way to Construction, a course developed by Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) and AEET.

The course is a fully funded 12-day online programme that prepares participants for employment. Once completed, participants are given a CSCS Card, PPE vouchers and a Level 1 award in Health and Saftey in a Construction Environment. WES Jobs and Training will then work closely with successful candidates to place them into work.

If you want to get involved please email [email protected]

Business Administration and Customer Service

The Business Administration and Customer Service course is designed for residents seeking to start a career in customer service, business administration and retail. In order to apply, residents must be between 16-24 and not currently in employment, education or training.

Once completed, residents gain a City & Guilds accredited qualification and 1 to 1 support from WES Jobs and Training Employer Relationship Managers to gain employment.

If you want to get involved please email [email protected]

Public Sector

For those looking to work within the council, we offer a Public Sector course. The course is aimed at a range of residents, from the long term unemployed to those seeking to upskill or reskill. Crafted in conjunction with Westminster City Council’s HR team and Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES), this is a 3-week programme running Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3pm.

The course provides insightful knowledge into the public sector, whilst enhancing digital skills that will increase employability. At the end of the course and upon successful completion, participants gain a Level 1 Public Sector qualification and receive a certificate.

If you want to get involved please email [email protected]

Horticulture

The Horticulture course is a 3-week training programme that teaches students about plant identification, as well as the uses of manual and powered gardening tools.

Upon completion, participants are given a Level 1 qualification in Practical Horticulture Skills. In order to qualify for a space, applicants must be residents who are either aged 25+, have been unemployed for 18 months and living with a disability/long term health condition or 16-24 and not in education, employment or training.

If you want to get involved please email [email protected]

Westminster Wheels

To get your career moving and earn whilst you learn, why not take part in Westminster Wheels? If you are a Westminster resident between the ages of 18-24, not in work with a Level 1 qualification in English and Maths, you are eligible for this course.

Westminster wheels trains participants to become bike mechanics with the support of experienced mechanics. At the end of the training, participants are guaranteed an interview for a trainee mechanic job that pays London Living Wage for 25 hours a week.

If you want to get involved please email [email protected]

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Our team of Employment Relationship Managers (ERM’s) are specialists across multiple sectors. With expert knowledge and an extensive network, they can harness the talent pool in Westminster to meet the needs of businesses.

Contact WES Jobs and Training

Please get in touch with our team if you have questions or want to find out more about our Employer Partner services.

Email: [email protected]