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Find Your Career

Hounslow Council’s Skills and Employment Team have launched Find Your Career which aims to provide detailed local labour market information on a number of careers for different local groups which include jobseekers, careers advisers and in particular young people to ensure there is a consistent baseline of local careers information available to Hounslow residents. The Work Hounslow team understand the importance of supporting local businesses and educating Hounslow residents on the careers available to them. To achieve this we would like to create a link between local businesses and specific careers through Find Your Career, where a hyperlink to your website will be created under the ‘businesses section’ of the career(s) you have chosen.

If you are interested in linking your business through Find Your Career and taking up the opportunity for free advertising or would like to find out more please contact  Matthew Bracewell, Project and Research Officer on Matthew.Bracewell@hounslow.gov.uk  020 8583 5080. The Skills and Employment Team also provide free support for Hounslow businesses to help recruit local people into jobs and apprenticeships – for more information please contact Susan Pieterse, Job Brokerage Manager on susan.pieterse@hounslow.gov.uk / 020 8583 6014.

 


Job Brokerage

Hounslow Council has introduced a free brokerage service for your business which provides:

  • a one-to-one discussion with an advisor to understand your business needs
  • candidates who are screened against your criteria
  • easy access to job ready candidates
  • specialised support in construction, transport and logistics jobs – we work in partnership with major property developers, employers and agencies to secure vacancies for Hounslow residents

For more information about construction, transport & logistics job, please email Sharon.Price@Hounslow.gov.uk or phone 020 8583 6002

To work with us please contact: Susan.Pieterse@hounslow.gov.uk or phone 020 8583 6174


Careers Coach

Careers Coach is a new service which provides Hounslow residents with information, advice and guidance on employment, skills and training. To support the local recruitmentment needs of our businesses, you are invited to engage with this innovative and new service – through creating marketing campaigns and personall engaging with potential candidates

The free service is delivered via a state-of-the-art converted truck, fully equipped with computer stations for residents to work on their CV or job application. There is also Wi-Fi and free internet access as well as private office space for one-to-one advice.

Careers Coach can help you with:

  • Local job opportunities
  • Apprenticeships
  • Job applications
  • CV advice
  • Job search
  • Career progression
  • Starting your own business

You don’t need an appointment to access the Careers Coach. You can drop in and speak to an advisor at these venues every week:

  • Mondays, Bell Square, Hounslow town centre, 12.00pm -4.30pm
  • Wednesdays, The Centre, Feltham, ASDA car park, 12.00pm -4.30pm

For more information email work@hounslow.gov.uk

 


Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is an excellent way of gaining qualifications and essential work based skills and experience whilst earning a wage. It’s a practical route to gain valuable experience, learn new skills and develop yourself to start or further your career.

Our dedicated skills and employment team supports local businesses to take on an apprentice. They can provide expert information and guidance to help you recruit an apprentice, as well as advice about government funding you may be able to access.

Hounslow Council offers around 45 internal apprenticeships in each year.For more information go to our about apprenticeships page or email Susan.Pieterse@hounslow.gov.uk or Sally.George@hounslow.gov.uk

Have you ever thought of taking on an apprentice in your business but need support and advice? In the Skills and Employment team we have a dedicated apprenticeship officer that can advise and support you with the process.

 


Skills Escalator Service

If you’re in low paid work and want to improve your skills or even change career, we can support you. We could also pay for your training too.
To be eligible you need to be

  • a Hounslow resident
  • in work
  • live in privately rented home or temporary accommodation
  • receive housing benefit

If you qualify and want professional guidance that can help your career, contact us today by email or telephone 020 8583 6174.

For more information about the service, please email: simone.elliott@hounslow.gov.uk


For general Work Hounslow enquiries, please contact work@hounslow.gov.uk

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