Employment Support

Jobskilla Free Courses for West Yorkshire Residents!

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Jobskilla offer free courses to West Yorkshire residents for skills ranging from digital competence, cyber security, construction, security SIA. Courses come with either a completion reward or a guaranteed job interview.

These courses are available to residents of West Yorkshire who are 19+, permanent UK residents and not in employment.

To refer your customers, please click on the relevant course picture or link below


Digital Skills

5 Day Digital SkillsOnline Course

Start Date: Monday 23rd January

Completion Date: Friday 27th January

Digital Skills – CLICK HERE



5 Day ConstructionOnline CourseStart Date: Monday 23rd JanuaryCompletion Date: Friday 27th January

Guaranteed Interviews on Completion in Leeds

Construction – CLICK HERE


For further information contact Donna Ham on either:Mob: 07877092832 or Email: donna.ham@jobskilla.co.uk

Advice and Guidance Drop-in every second Monday at Elland Children’s Centre

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North Halifax Partnership along  with Halifax Opportunities Trust are bringing advice and guidance sessions in our Sure Start Children’s centres around employment and applying or jobs, support with applying for universal credit and signposting to specialist services around mental health, debt and much more.

For Calderdale Lower Valley, the nearest advice centre is
Elland Children’s Centre
Boxhall Rd, Elland HX5 0BB
t : 01422 266197

Sessions run every 2 weeks on a Monday from 12.30am to 16.30pm
Next Session: Monday 17th October

Similar sessions run in Innovations Children’s Centre every second Friday.


For more information contact:
Sanah Asghar
t : 07784240653
e : Sanah.asghar@regen.org.uk

Download Information Flyer 

Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices over 8 weeks

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Jobskilla are delighted to be recruiting for this fantastic opportunity starting on Monday 17th October. To make a booking please click on the link below:

Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices


Netcom Training is offering YOU an exceptional opportunity to access a Level 3 certificated learning programme in Cyber Security Practices.

As part of this FREE programme, you will gain valuable experience from experts in the field, who will guide you through and teach you a range of topics including: understanding intelligence threats, vulnerabilities, controls and professional behaviours required within the industry.

As a FREE add on, Netcom Training will give you access to  ‘Scrum Master’- a widely recognised professional project management tool.

As if that is not enough, Netcom Training’s in-house employment team will provide one to one support with CV and interview techniques and assist you through employment opportunities.

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security involves techniques that help secure various digital components, networks, data, computer systems from non-authorised digital access.

New Skills

As part of the program, you will acquire knowledge and skills related to cyber security practices which will enable learners to either go into employment or further study in this field.

  • Threat intelligence in cyber security
  • Understand legislation and ethical conduct within cyber security
  • Understand cyber security practices
  • Professional skills and behaviours for cyber security
  • Cyber security testing, vulnerabilities and controls
  • Cyber security incident response
  • Career Opportunities

Through this course, learners will be able to consolidate their knowledge of Cyber Security alongside gaining practical skills that could be used to enhance their employment prospects.

  • Security Software Developer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Network Engineer

Start date: Monday 17th October 2022Study mode: Monday to Thursday, 6pm – 9pm and a additional workshop on FridaysCourse length 8 weeksDelivery: Online (tutor-led classes)

Event to Help Calderdale People on Your Employment or Learning Journey

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Local Charity Halifax Opportunities Trust to Host Employment and Careers Event to Unlock Opportunities and Connect Employers with Potential Candidates

Join us at the HOT Opportunities Event
on Thursday 15th September 2022 between 3pm – 6pm

at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre 


Halifax Opportunities Trust (HOT) is hosting an Opportunities Event at its social enterprise business hub, Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, on Thursday 15th September 2022, to help local people take the next step on their employment or learning journey.

The HOT Opportunities Event will provide information on all the opportunities available through the Trust, as well as hosting a market place for local employers to discuss their industry and the roles they have available. The event will offer guidance to anyone in the local community who is looking for support or advice in taking their next step.

Whether it’s unemployed people seeking employment opportunities, young people or school leavers looking to reach their career aspirations, or those currently in employment focused on professional growth or career development, the Trust will meet these needs by showcasing opportunities in a range of industries, areas and roles.

Faye Gilling, Marketing and Communications Lead at Halifax Opportunities Trust, comments: “This event is a great opportunity for anyone seeking guidance on the next step in their career. Whether just starting out or looking for a new challenge, HOT’s Employment, Apprenticeships, Central and Early Years teams will be at hand to provide informed advice on how attendees can navigate and reach their aspirations.

“We acknowledge that recruitment and retention is a growing issue for employers, so we want to offer support for those who are seeking candidates in the local area, too. We will host a marketplace of around eight local organisations, at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, to help them connect with people looking for jobs.”

As a charity offering a broad range of services, HOT is in a unique position to be able to help people at most stages of their career, learning or employment journey. HOT has a great deal of experience in; helping people break down employability barriers, supporting learners with nationally recognised apprenticeship qualifications and building skills and experience through a range of volunteering opportunities. Something that the event will help to showcase.

Halifax Opportunities Trust is looking forward to hosting the event and welcoming people from the local community to discuss opportunities with the Trust and offer guidance for those seeking support in taking their next step. The Trust is also excited to work with local employers and help them connect with potential candidates.

Join us at the HOT Opportunities Event

  • Thursday 15th September 2022
  • Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, HX1 5ER
  • 3pm-6pm

For more information visit: https://www.regen.org.uk/hot-opportunities-event/

About Halifax Opportunities Trust

Halifax Opportunities Trust is a registered charity and a limited company, established since 2000. Our work focuses on transforming lives for the better and involves, but is not limited to, helping people find new or better jobs, learn new skills, start or grow businesses and help raise their families.

For more information contact:

Faye Gilling

Email: Faye.gilling@regen.org.uk

Phone: 01422 399480

Website: https://www.regen.org.uk/


Halifax Opportunities Trust is committed to working towards a vibrant, multi-cultural and self-sustaining community. We care, we are committed, we collaborate, we are enterprising.

Registered charity number 1086183.

Find out more about the work of the Trust by visiting www.regen.org.uk

Work Club at Elland Children’s Centre

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FREE guidance & support with job searching & CV writing for families & young people looking for work, training, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships or short courses.

Every Monday1:00pm to 3:00pm at Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road.

Go along for a cup of tea and a chat or call Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197 for more information.


Starting Line Employment Service for disabled customers

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Starting Line is an employment service which supports disabled people of working age living in Calderdale to find, apply for and keep a job.

This service is tailored to the individual and each customer is supported by a specialist Employment Advisor to prepare them for work, training or for a statutory work programme plus further understand their career goals and how to achieve them.

The service aims to

  • grow confidence, assertiveness and independence
  • develop important employability skills
  • support in making life-changing career decisions
  • find paid employment

What we offer

  • bespoke employment workshops
  • valuable work experience
  • interview preparation skills
  • employment opportunities
  • on-going support to both customer and employer

To register for Starting Line please complete our online application form or for further information, call 01422 367544 or email startingline@scope.org.uk

Referrals can also be made directly from an organisation with prior consent from the customer.

‘Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – December 2016

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

Click here to see upcoming sessions in December

Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a free 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.

Talent Match in Calderdale for 18 to 24 year olds

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Talent matchTalent Match is targeting young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.

The aim of the Talent Match Project is to engage with young people aged 18-24 who are long term unemployed and who require intensive support and coaching through a Key Worker approach in order to access a flexible and responsive pathway which will support them to get into, or closer to work.

Calderdale College are engaging with public and Voluntary Community Sector organisations in Calderdale to actively promote the Talent Match Project by chairing and facilitating meetings with the aim to create a mutual action plan with all colleagues who attend.

For further information or if you would like to attend these meetings please email abigailwy@calderdale.ac.uk or find out more about Talent Match at www.fundingunit.org.uk/projects/talent-match

Work Club at Elland Children’s Centre

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FREE support for families & young people looking for work, training, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships or short courses.

Every Monday – 1pm to 3pm
At Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, HX5 00B

Go along for a cup of tea and a chat! Call Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197
for more information.

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Work Club at Elland Children’s Centre

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FREE guidance & support with job searching & CV writing for families & young people looking for work, training, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships or short courses.

Every Monday – 1pm to 3pm
At Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road.

Go along for a cup of tea and a chat or call Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197 for more information.

Elland Work Club