Adult Education in the Job Shop

How to apply or enquire:

Please feel free to drop into the Job Shop and talk to our experienced Employment Coaches or refer details directly. 

Digital Skills Assessments - The next session is on 22 July from 9.30am until 11.30am

Digital skills are important for working, studying, accessing services and buying products, or keeping in touch with friends and family.

Take this assessment to learn more about your digital skills, discover what your level is and take the next step to improve them.

A short assessment (30 multiple choice questions) to determine your level:

  • Record your digital skills
  • Receive course suggestions
  • Discover your learning roadmap

Options for courses available can be discussed on completion of the assessment.

The Job Shop

Monday to Friday, 9.30am (Thursdays 10.30am) to 4.30pm.

Address: West Orchards Way
Coventry
CV1 1QX

Telephone: 024 7678 5740 [tel:02476785740]

Training opportunities

How to apply or enquire:

Please feel free to drop into the Job Shop and talk to our experienced Employment Coaches or refer details directly. 

Training opportunities at the Job Shop 

Shaw Trust - information session

Wednesday 21 August - 10:30am until 12noon

Carve out the future in the world of work with Working Health Care and Working Health Pioneer Programmes.

We will help you find employment that aligns with your skills and interests and provide you with the support you need to succeed.

Eligibility criteria applies:

  • Are you aged 18+, unemployed and actively looking for a job?
  • Do you have access to public funding (access to benefits such as Universal Credit)
  • Do you have a disability or are you in the following categories?
  • Ex-offender
  • Offender (someone who is serving a community sentence)
  • Carer
  • Ex-carer
  • Homeless person
  • Ex-HM Armed Forces personnel participant
  • HM Armed Forces reservist participant
  • Partner of current or former Armed Forces personnel
  • Person for whom a drug/alcohol dependency (including a history of) presents a significant barrier to employment
  • Care leaver
  • Refugee
  • Young people identified as being involved or at risk of being involved in gangs or serious violence
  • Victim of domestic violence
  • Afghan Re-settlers
  • Ukrainian Evacuees

The Job Shop

Monday to Friday, 9.30am (Thursdays 10.30am) to 4.30pm.

Address: West Orchards Way
Coventry
CV1 1QX

Telephone: 024 7678 5740 [tel:02476785740]

Events and workshops at the Job Shop

How to apply or enquire:

Please feel free to drop into the Job Shop and talk to our experienced Employment Coaches or refer details directly. 

Job Ready Session

Bi-weekly - Thursday 25 July
Get your Job ready clients in front of the Employer Engagement Team!! 
CV ready to go / positive can-do attitude / keen to start work straight away.... let the team meet your client and support them to find the right job! 

Effective Job Search

 11.30am- 12.30pm - Every Thursday

For clients who need support Job Searching, being organised with Job Search and learning more about the hidden jobs market.

Clients will need an up-to-date / Job ready CV.

50+ Choices Workshop

31 July - 10:30am - 2pm - Last Wednesday of every month

The session will include discussions with: 

  • The National Careers Service 
  • Adult Education - Digital Skills + Maths 
  • Release Potential - Returneeships 
  • Voluntary Action 
  • Healthy Lifestyle - Free 50+ health check
  • Identifying skills and strengths 
  • Introduce new career opportunities 
  • Access jobs and training opportunities 
  • Upskill in a variety of areas including Digital Skills with the Adult Education Service.

The Job Shop

Monday to Friday, 9.30am (Thursdays 10.30am) to 4.30pm.

Address: West Orchards Way
Coventry
CV1 1QX

Telephone: 024 7678 5740 [tel:02476785740]

National Careers Service at the Job Shop

How to apply or enquire:

Please feel free to drop into the Job Shop and talk to our experienced Employment Coaches or refer details directly. 

NCS: CV Workshop

1 August - 10am until 12noon - Every 2 weeks
Update your CV and get tailored support for specific Jobs/Sectors.
*This is not a "create a CV from scratch" workshop and participants are expected to have a CV already made before the session.*
Ideal for customers who are comfortable with IT and have good communication to cope with group sessions. Those that need additional support should be booked into a 1-1 session with NCS.

NCS: Interview Workshop

24 July - 10am until 12noon - Every 2 weeks
If you are ready for the Job Market and need some advice and support with interviews, come along to this workshop.

NCS: Finding a Job in Warehouse / Logistics

29 July - 10am - 12noon

  • Warehousing is part of the logistics sector which offers many job and career opportunities to people from a wide range of educational levels.
  • The handling, storage and movement of goods and materials is a vast and complex business. To keep pace with the needs of manufacturers and retailers, warehouse work is available at all levels, from jobs that require no qualifications for entry, to positions for university graduates.
  • On our roads, thousands of vans and lorries take all sorts of products and raw materials to where they are needed - to factories, warehouses, and shops, or to shipping ports or airports for export. Just think of the products in supermarkets - they all need to be supplied regularly - sometimes daily from all over the world.
  • Management of the movement of goods and materials along the supply chain, from the source of raw materials to a finished product delivered to the end-user, is called logistics, and is a complex business.
  • Advances in computer technology and automation have made a difference to the way warehouses operate. Within a few hours of receiving an order, items can be gathered and delivered. The increase in online shopping means that single items need to be selected or 'picked' from the shelves and sent to individual customers, rather than dealing with bulk orders.

NCS: Finding a Job in Customer Service

5 August -10am - 12noon

Working in Retail and Customer Service

The workshop will look at different jobs in the Retail Sector. Including focussing on transferable skills.

It will also look at how customer service roles have changed including looking at remote and hybrid roles.

The following areas will be covered.

  • Overview of the Retail sector and customer service sector
  • Current labour market information
  • The different types of retail roles
  • Entry routes, qualifications and training
  • Skills and qualities employers look for
  • Where to find vacancies

NCS: Finding a Job in Admin

22 July - 10am - 12noon

Administration work is an important type of employment that involves the provision of essential services that support the operations and survival of companies.
There are several different kinds of admin work, each with various occupations for workers. Learning about this employment type can help you find a rewarding and suitable career. 
Most commonly, administrative work includes filing information, managing an office and its supplies, answering and directing phone calls, writing and answering emails and scheduling appointments. 

The workshop will look at the below areas.

  • Current labour market
  • The different types of administrative roles
  • Entry routes, qualifications and training
  • Skills and qualities employers look for
  • Where to find vacancies

NCS: Finding a Job in Hospitality

12 August -10am - 12noon

Whether you work for an international hotel, run your own catering business, manage a restaurant or serve drinks in a public house, working in hospitality means providing a high-quality service to people wanting food, drink or accommodation.

  • Jobs range from those that need few or no formal qualifications, through to others requiring training or qualifications up to degree level.
  • This workshop will give you the latest information on hospitality and catering, the full range of job roles and ways of entering this diverse sector.

NCS: Finding an Apprenticeship

8 July and 19 August - 10am - 12noon

Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of occupational sectors, from administration to youth support work. Available from Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) to degree and even postgraduate level. Apprenticeships are open to all ages (school leavers to adults)

Apprentices are employees and earn a salary, with a requirement that at least 20% of their working week is in training working towards industry/sector - recognised qualifications and standards. The webinar will cover:-

  • The occupational sectors in which apprenticeships are available
  • The levels of apprenticeships and the entry requirements
  • The pay levels on apprenticeships
  • How long apprenticeships last
  • What training is involved in apprenticeships and how they are assessed
  • Where to find apprenticeship vacancies
  • How to apply for apprenticeships

The Job Shop

Monday to Friday, 9.30am (Thursdays 10.30am) to 4.30pm.

Address: West Orchards Way
Coventry
CV1 1QX

Telephone: 024 7678 5740 [tel:02476785740]

Referrals to other organisations

How to apply or enquire:

Please feel free to drop into the Job Shop and talk to our experienced Employment Coaches or refer details directly. 


72461: Prospects / NEETS Referral 
If you have a customer aged 16-18 NEETS (Not in employment or education / 2022 & 2023 school leavers)
Referral form is available

72070: NHS Work Experience, Apprenticeships, Volunteering & Employability 
Volunteering - Thursday 12 September hosted by SWFT
Wednesday 21 November hosted by UHCW

72066: Speech & Language Therapy Webinar - Tuesday 18 June 1pm until 4pm 
Come along to this workshop and find out more about careers in Speech & Language Therapy!
Find out about what SALT entails, training, learning and career opportunities.

72068: Speech & Language Therapy Webinar - Tuesday 17 September 9:30am until 12:30pm
Come along to this workshop and find out more about careers in Speech & Language Therapy!
Find out about what SALT entails, training, learning and career opportunities.

70806: Become a Registered Childminder in Coventry
As a registered Childminder you will look after one or more children under the age of 8 years, for more than a total of two hours a day, in your own home, for payment.
Childminders may care for a maximum of six children under the age of eight at any one time. Of these six children, a maximum of three may be young children, and there should only be one child under the age of one. How to become a childminder in Coventry [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/early-years-childcare/childminding]

65561: Safe Haven / Open 6pm – 11pm for adults aged 16+

66096: Maximus - The Refugee Employability Programme / Individual support & improve your English and career skills.

67078: Do you want to become a Foster Carer? / Financial Package: Up to 45k (Including costs for caring for the young person)

57884: Arty-Folks Art for Wellbeing programme

66771: Voluntary Action Coventry Drop In Sessions / Monday and Tuesdays 10am-2pm

63076: Multiply / Do you want to be better at Maths? Attend the courses or have a one to one lesson online or at a direct venue.

57679: Digital Edge / 4 weeks - 2 days a week / Birmingham

67749: NHS: The Health & Social Care Employability Academy

57104: Armed Forces and Veterans Personalised support to armed service personal and their families

58562: Women only group / Every Wednesday / 1pm - 2:30pm / Coventry CV6

63076: Multiply - Do you want to be better at Maths?

58847: Common Health Conditions (L2 Certificate) / Rolling start dates / Online

58317: Enterprise Programme / Rolling start dates / Online and Coventry City Centre

57571: The pantry – food support for unemployed and low income

58849: The Dynamo Project / Rolling Start Date / Mon - Sat (8am - 4pm)

57369: New online mental health course for men (MENtalk) / Every Monday at 1pm / Online

57507: Coventry Safe Haven - Mental Health Support / Out-of-hours mental health support (6pm-11pm, 365 days a year)

The Job Shop

Monday to Friday, 9.30am (Thursdays 10.30am) to 4.30pm.

Address: West Orchards Way
Coventry
CV1 1QX

Telephone: 024 7678 5740 [tel:02476785740]

Online webinars

How to apply or enquire:

Please feel free to drop into the Job Shop and talk to our experienced Employment Coaches or refer details directly.

Orbit Training - Webinars

July 2024

  • Tuesday 23 July - Interview Skills - 10:30am until 13:00pm 
  • Wednesday 24 - July Building Confidence - 10:30am until 12:00pm 
  • Wednesday 24 July - Raising Self-Esteem - 13:00pm until 14:30pm 
  • Thuesday 25 July - Navigating Cost of Living Crisis - 10:30am until 13:00pm 
  • Tuesday 30 July - Motivation - 10:30am until 12:30pm