Recruiting your Workforce
The Oldham College is committed to getting unemployed Oldham residents into jobs by providing them with work skills and vocationally specific training which employers demand from their workforce.
The training provided is delivered as industry specific programmes lasting usually from one to four weeks in length and are packaged as Passports to Work.
Over the last 12 months The Oldham College has delivered Passports to Work in Retail, Healthcare, Construction, Administration, Residential and Social Care, Warehousing, IT User, and self employment, as a result over 200 local residents have found employment.
We have worked in partnership with employers such as Tesco, NHS, Blue Arrow, and Domus Healthcare to provide Passports to Work tailored to the requirements of their business. These employers have helped to design, deliver, and approve the Passport. Clients successfully completing the Passport have been guaranteed a job interview, with a high percentage being taken on.
The “Passport” content varies dependent upon your industry and organisational needs but could include:
• Nationally recognised qualifications such as: CIEH Health Safety, CIEH Manual Handling, Food Safety, Customer Service, CSCS card
• Industry specific qualifications such as: Fork Lift Truck Driving Licence (FLT), First Aid, Portable Appliance, Testing (PAT), Food Hygiene Certificate
• Work skills that will be of benefit to your organisation such as: team building, communication techniques, motivation and work ethics
A new Apprenticeship grant of