Welcome Station : Training Opportunities


Online Job Search: Six Steps For Success

When: Thursday 20th January 2022, 10am -12:30pm

This Workshop will cover how to use online and social media successfully,  researching vacancies online, creating a CV with the right style and visual impact, online Tests and Application forms, virtual Interviews and right equipment ready for your job search.

If you are interested in signing up for this course, please don't hesitate to contact the Elevate team!


Employment Opportunities In Construction

Want to get your foot in the door of the construction industry? Why not come along and meet Midgard Ltd's Recruitment team at their event on the 20th of January? It provides an excellent grounding and introduction to the construction sector as well as the opportunity to speak with experienced construction professionals. Please speak to a member of our team for more details.


Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme was announced by the Chancellor in the Summer, and expects to offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next few years.

The Scheme involves a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for you to get experience of working in one of the UK’s most exciting companies. Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme will be open to people 16-24 years old, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. The first jobs should be available from November, so not long to wait.

If you are interested in this scheme and/or other employment or training opportunities then please contact The Elevate team to find out more.


Kickstart Placement at Wokingham Borough Council

Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
Salary: Up to £10,689 for 25 hours per week
Location: Multiple locations around Wokingham
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Part Time
Hours: 25 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 31/12/2021 at 23:55 PM

We are delighted to be offering some great Kickstart placement opportunities here at Wokingham Borough Council. Each job placement will support successful applicants to build their confidence, gain hands-on paid experience in a real workplace, and learn important transferable skills.

During your six month placement you will receive comprehensive training across a number of areas, including developing your CV, career guidance and training specific to the role to enable a successful placement.

If you are interested in a placement with Wokingham Borough Council, you must be registered with Jobcentre Plus and claiming Universal Credit. We are only able to accept applications from individuals who have been referred by their Work Coaches.  

If you have any queries, please contact HRchange@wokingham.gov.uk, or contact one of the team here at Elevate.


Understanding the new GCSE Grades:

Here is a guide to understanding the new GCSE grades and how they compare to the previous grading system: GCSE Grades  


UCAS Grades Tariff:

For information on the UCAS Grades Tariff, please click here:  UCAS Grade Tariff