Our Employment Team is here to help you get the workforce your business needs

It's not always easy to find the right people to join your organisation. At Birmingham Adult Education Service we understand that there is a lot more to successful recruitment than just putting a job advert in a local paper. As well as the amount of time it takes to go through the recruitment process there is also a financial risk to bringing the wrong people into your team.

We have a number of training programmes that can help you take the risk out of your recruitment.

Who are we and what do we do?

We are the Employment Team for Birmingham Adult Education Service, we are part of Birmingham City Council and funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority. Our team works together with Job Centre Plus to train jobseekers so that they have the skills and knowledge needed to make the most of current job opportunities in the region.

Our team are experienced in working with small, medium and large businesses and have already had great success in getting a large number of people ready to fill vacant positions in the following employment sectors:

  • Retail, Hospitality and Customer Service
  • Construction
  • Logistics
  • Health and Social Care
  • Business, IT and Office work

How can we help your business?

We are here to take the frustration out of the recruitment process and help you to find the right people to join your business. We will work on your behalf to provide candidates for interview who are both available to start working immediately and are job-ready.

All of our training is delivered by qualified teachers with a wealth of experience in education and recruitment.

Our training is completely free to your business and usually delivered over 2-3 weeks in our adult learning centres.

What we need from you and your business

All that we ask from you is that your business has a number of live vacancies that it is looking to fill. A member of your organisation will need to be available to interview our learners for these positions at the end of their training with us, with a view to employing any suitable candidates.

We also ask that someone from your business who can attend at some point during the course to talk to our learners about your company and what the potential job entails.

How pre-employment training works

We work with you to create a bespoke training course that is right for you. It is a quick and easy process as follows -

  1. A member of our team will meet with you to discuss the skills, qualifications and experience you seek so that we understand your needs and can achieve the best results for you.
  2. We design a bespoke training programme for your business. Before we start recruiting, we will meet with you to make sure that you are happy with the programme.
  3. We find suitable candidates and deliver a short training course.
  4. At the end of the course we provide candidates for you to interview.

Unique training programme that is tailor made around your needs

We work with you to create a training package that is right for you. Our programme aims to develop a range of transferable work skills that are relevant to most jobs. This includes Customer service, problem solving, teamwork, time-keeping and behaviour in the workplace.

Dependent on the type of work involved in the job we can add short qualifications such as Food Safety or Health and Safety (including COSHH), safeguarding, IT and computers.

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To find out more information about how one of our training programmes can help your business.

Call the Employment Team on  (Monday to Friday between 09:00 - 16:00)

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