Work Tasters and Experience

Refer for Behind the Scenes taster day!

Business: North Somerset Council
Date: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Time: 09:30 – 12:30
Venue: Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-Super Mare, BS23 1UJ

The behind the scenes at North Somerset Council offers participants the opportunity to hear about the history of the council, the roles and departments it has and also the areas of which is covers. They will also get to hear first-hand from a range of volunteers about their roles, skills needed and pathways into those areas. Also the individuals own journey before finding out about the recruitment processes at the council and finishing on a tour of the building covering the office space and library.

Business: Wrapex
Date: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Time: 12:30 – 15:30
Venue: Unit 6 Lodge Causeway Trading Est, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3JB

The behind the scenes at Wrapex offers participants the opportunity to find out more about one of the UK biggest manufacturers. Wrapex will over you an overview of their company and the products they supply worldwide. You will also have the opportunity to hear about the roles they have ranging from sales, production, admin, drivers and many more. We shall get to have a tour and participate in two activities before hearing about their recruitment processes.

Business: Ikea
Date: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Time: 09:30 – 12:30
Venue: Eastgate Centre, Eastgate Road, Bristol BS5 6XX

Ikea is well known for its flat pack furniture and famous meatballs but this is an opportunity to come and hear about the history of the Swedish company. About their values and recruitment process. Hear from employees that work at Ikea and the range of different roles followed by a tour of the store. The tour is roughly 1.5k and will include some stairs.

As part of the West of England Works contract we are running a series of Behind the Scenes Industry Tasters for anchor partners’ participants to attend.

The aim of these events is to give participants a greater understanding of the range of opportunities in specific businesses and sectors and enhance participant confidence and knowledge when applying for work in these sectors. The events are not only for people who plan to work in the sector, but also aim to open participants’ eyes to the range of opportunities which may be available for employment in other fields and encourage them to picture themselves working in a particular setting.

Behind the Scenes participants will gain:

• An introduction to the business
• Information on the types of roles
• How they recruit
• Information on what skills, experience and qualification they look for in their ideal employee
• A first-hand experience of the working environment through a tour of the business
• A chance to speed interview a range of existing employees to gain further information and advice about working in a specific role or sector

To refer please email with the participant name, mobile number, email address and their participant reference number. Participant attendance will be confirmed to the referrer as in line with the operating process of WoEW the referring partner must provide the participant with appropriate travel pass/costs in advance as we will not be able to reimburse participants on the day. Refreshments will be provided on the day.

If we have sufficient capacity, we may be able to offer a limited number of places to one staff member from referring partners who have participants attending the workshop. Please let us know if you would like to take up this option when referring, although priority will be given to WoEW participants.