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Care Employers

Employers

As a Care employer in the city, you may have many competing pressures on your time. As the Care Partnership, we have tried to provide you with a tool kit of information that may support your recruitment and retraining of staff.

Wolves at Work business services are committed to helping you find the right staff first time, every time. We provide a dedicated workforce recruitment service to ensure you find the right people to make your investment / next business venture a success and work with education and training partners across the city to develop the skills and employment needs of your existing and future workforce.

You can promote your vacancies with support from the Wolves at Work team or your local job centre

Work experience is a great way to see the potential in individuals and also could be your future workforce. If you would like to provide a work experience placement to a school student, read more here. If you are interested in finding a candidate, please speak to the Wolves at Work team who can help you in this process.

Apprenticeships are a great way of growing or upskilling your work force, where the person works within the business but also gains a qualification. Apprenticeship opportunities are growing and if you are a business impacted by the apprenticeship levy or an SME looking to grow your workforce apprenticeships are a great and rewarding solution.

Keeping your staff up to date in training and investing in their development can enable your business to thrive. Locally, there are many providers of training and education, some of these providers are listed on the Workbox site, and they include Wolverhampton College, Job Change and Adult Education.

You can also find additional information and support through Skills for care, or Skills for the Workforce through Calderdale College

If you wish for advice of what training will be suitable for your staff and where to find it please give Wolves at Work a call.

Disability Confident is a government led initiative that is designed to help employers recruit and retain people with disabilities and health conditions for their skills and talent. Click here for more information. Locally, there are a number of delivery partners delivering on different programmes:

ICare Ambassador is a Skills for Care initiative, set up to encourage those working in care to do careers activities such as talks, fairs and work placements. It is a great way to give back, to encourage future generation of care workers. We are currently looking at developing an Icare Ambassador scheme in Wolverhampton.

The Careers into Care partnership was set up in 2016 with the aim of supporting business in the recruitment and retention of care staff in Wolverhampton.

If you are interested in getting involved please come along to our next meeting. We meet on a quarterly basis. To find out more please contact Brendan Clifford.

FAQs

Skills for the Workforce contract is being delivered by Calderdale College can provide Skills for the Workforce. For local advice on training and staff development contact the Wolves at Work team. In addition Skills for Care have an approved provider list. If you wish for advice of what training will be suitable for you staff and where to find it please give Wolves at Work a call.

Work experience gives individuals direct experience in an area of work. It is usually short-term between 2-6 weeks. For employers considering taking on individuals for Work Experience please contact Graham Brown.

The Black Country Care Partnership includes a number of local care employers working in collaboration across the Black Country. In Wolverhampton, the Careers into Care partnership aim to improve access to jobs and training for individuals considering careers in care. For more information please contact Brendan Clifford.

Your first point of call will be to speak to the Job Centre. A Sector Based Work Academy is a DWP service. It is aimed at supporting employer recruitment. It includes pre-employment training, work experience with the relevant employer and a guaranteed interview. There is no direct cost to the employer and the candidates will continue to receive benefits whilst attending the SBWA , they may also be eligible for travel costs – ask them to speak to their Job Centre Work Coach before starting.

Jobs fairs and events are held regularly throughout the year, view our events page for upcoming local events. For information about employer events and conferences visit Invest.

Skills for Care is an industry body. It offers practical help and support to employers in the Care sector with development support for their staff, to leading the way on quality standards, to much more. Becoming a member of Skills for Care will give you access to host of resources and materials, click here.

The Black Country Growth Hub provides business support for organisations in the Black Country. There are a whole host of benefits for local businesses seeking support to grow. Visit the website to find out more.For further support to start, grow and succeed visit invest Wolverhampton.

Invest is the City’s brand to attract investment to the city, to find out more click here.