Pick up a job as you shop

Shoppers in Salford may be able to pick up a job or training with their weekly groceries this week.

Salford City Council’s jobs, skills and work team will be on the street taking vacancies and training opportunities to local people on Wednesday 3 November between 9.15am and 5pm.

They will spend the day outside Asda in Swinton Precinct sharing vacancies across Salford and helping people find training, particularly young people aged 16 to 24 who could be at risk of long-term unemployment.

Councillor Philip Cusack, executive support member for skills, work and business, said people of all ages have been hard hit by the pandemic but there are opportunities available for all and extra support for young people.

“Local employers tell us they are struggling to recruit staff so we thought it would be a good idea to take the vacancies out on the street,” he said.

“Our help is for all ages - people who have lost their jobs now furlough has ended, people who are in work but want something different, people who need skills or training to get where they want to be and anyone who isn’t sure what job or career they want to aim for.

“We have apprenticeship opportunities – which are for adults as well as young people and can go all the way from initial training to degree level – and Kickstart, six months paid work experience with training for young people aged under 24 who are claiming Universal Credit.

“It’s your chance to come and have a chat and get some personalised advice and support.”

Anyone who can’t make the day can visit our skills and work pages or email SAWhelpline@salford.gov.uk

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Date published
Monday 1 November 2021

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