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Should we stay or should we go? 2nd Job Seeker’s Essential!


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Hello and welcome in the 2nd edition of our 2nd Job Seeker’s Essential. Today a lot of news from the industry as well as information about the massive Jobs Fair taking palace in Wolverhampton. You can find all the info below:


13,000 new jobs in the West Midlands if we stay in the EU

It’s big decision time – paraphrasing The Clash “Should we stay or should we go?”. According to Business Secretary Sajid Javid, it would be much more beneficial for England to remain in the EU, as 13,000 manufacturing jobs are meant to be created. You can find more information by following this link:

Move of HSBC Headquarters to Birmingham Partially Possible Thanks to EU

Another piece of news concerning the benefits of staying in the EU. This time about the move of HSBC headquarters to Birmingham and EU’s role in the move. More info here:

Domino’s creates 700 new jobs in the West Midlands

According to Domino’s researach three pizzas are expected to be ordered every second during Euro 2016. This massive demand is “forcing” the company to order another 65 stores in the UK and Ireland this year. Want to grab a job at Dominos? Keep an eye on their website. And read more at: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2016/06/07/dominos-creates-700-new-jobs-in-the-west-midlands-ahead-of-euro-2016/#U1V1vYiXh1lCMzIl.99


Molineux Jobs Fair

Molineux Jobs Fair is taking place in Wolverhampton on the 1st of July between 10am and 2pm. You will have a chance to meet exciting employers, have a chat with different organisations delivering training and providing you with job searching support. If you are a job seeker living in Wolverhampton, that’s a perfect event to attend.


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Job Seeker’s Weekly Essential



With the first week of June we being a new series of articles on our fantastic blog. Job Seeker’s Weekly Essential is going to be your guide, your manual, your new path to employment. We are going to include the most important info from the job market, free courses available at Jobchange and other training providers and information about the most exciting opportunities from our area. Let’s not postpone it, check out our first issue!


Bierkeller Bar To Create 60 Jobs

Bierkeller is going to replace Branningans bar and is set to open on Broad Street in Birmingham. If you don’t want to miss an opportunity of getting a job at the bar, keep an eye on Bierkeller’s career’s section of their website. Here’s the link: http://thebierkeller.com/careers/

Read full story at Birmingham Mail: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/bierkeller-wins-broad-street-booze-11357172

60 New Jobs At The Black Country Living Museum 

As a result of the expansion which aim is to increase the size of the Museum by a third, over 60 new vacancies are planned to be created. The vacancies have not been advertised yet but you will find them on the Black Country Living Museum career page (Access it here) or on the most popular job searching pages.

Read the full story at BBC website:

New Cocktail Bar In Wolverhampton To Create 20 Jobs 

The Bohemian, which is going to replace the Irish Mbassy and the Quadrand pubs is set to create about 20 new jobs. Job seekers with skills to mix cocktail but also trainees will be in demand for the new pub owners. To apply send your CV to Recruitment@bohemianwolverhampton.co.uk. And don’t forget to check out their Facebook fanpage:


Read the full story here:

600 jobs available at newly created Riverside Centre in Staffordshire 

Recruitment has already begun for a newly established shopping centre in Stafford. 600 vacancies are available now in the retail shops, cinema and restaurants. You can use this link to apply for the vacancies:

Full story available at: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/news-articles/support-on-offer-as-recruitment-for-600-jobs-begins

New multi-million pound hotel will create up to 100 new jobs in Telford

New 100 bedroomed hotel is set to create approximately 100 new jobs. The vacancies have not been advertised yet.

Read the full story here: http://www.shropshirelive.com/2016/05/26/new-multi-million-pound-hotel-will-create-up-to-100-new-jobs-in-telford/

300 job to be created by JLR supplier in Telford

Jaguar Land Rover’s continued growth is set to create almost 300 jobs for the local area. Magna International, which is the JLR supplier creating is set to start production in 2018.

You can find more info at:

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Top Tips For Career Development


Whether you’re looking to move your career up to the next level or make a clean break and try out a whole new career, presenting yourself as the skilled professional will help others see you as you would like to be seen.

  1. Put yourself in line for promotion
    Many people assume that getting a better job means changing employer, but there are often great opportunities for progression with your existing employer, and not just in the part of the company you currently work in. If you’re working a small company, chances are you’ll know pretty much what everyone’s doing and who’s heading where. In larger companies, there’s likely to be a lot going on elsewhere that you may not know about, especially in other departments. It’s well worth keeping an eye on internal newsletters or notice boards, as well as refining your internal networking techniques.
  2. Step back to move forward
    Much of the negativity associated with taking a step back in your career is psychological. But, earning less now could put you in line for a quicker rise to the top, especially if you move to a company renowned for allowing a fast-track path to management.
  3. Pick the right moment to move
    If you do decide to leave your company, quitting at the wrong time can hit you in the pocket. Leaving before youve found a new job is not very sensible. It’s much easier to find a job when you already have one. Long periods of unemployment sends out a bad signal to a future employer – with all sorts of questions about why you left, and could leave you out of work for longer than you think.
  4. Consider relocation
    In some industries, it’s not uncommon to find that that the type of job you’re after simply isn’t available locally. Alternatively, it may be the case that your company is moving offices. Showing a willingness to relocate demonstrates real commitment and will mark you out from the crowd.
  5. Make a career change
    Many people complain about their work or see it as a necessary evil, but it doesn’t need to be that way. If you think you’d rather be somewhere else on a Monday morning, take control and do something positive to change your situation. Changing career is not easy, but very achievable. Once you’ve convinced yourself it’s the best thing for you and have the hard evidence to back this up, it’s going to be much easier to persuade a potential employer.Find out as much as you can about your new industry by attending conferences or networking events and keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry you’re heading towards. You’ll really impress your interviewer if you can show a dedication to the position, before you’re even in it.

I hope this has helped with advising you with developing your career and furthering yourself in the world of work.

For more advice don’t hesitate to pop into a branch where an adviser will be more than happy to elaborate and further discuss these topics.

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Health & Safety in Construction Training Course

On Thursday 23rd July 2015,  we are running a Health and Safety in Construction course. The training’s objective is to make you be able to identify hazards and control risks and explain how to plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety throughout the life of a project.

It is aimed at everybody involved in construction work, including clients, designers, contractors and individual workers.

This course is really worth your while if you are planning on being in this industry long term because by gaining the H&S in construction it enables individuals to apply for a 5 year CSCS card rather than a 6 month card. This course as well as all our other courses on offer at Jobchange is open to anyone 18+ and is completely free of charge.


What job can I do with a CSCS card?                    

Anything in construction from Site Worker to Office Clerk

Drivers who deliver to building sites – EG: Carvers



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Council Street Cleaners

Factory Workers

Foundry Workers

Warehouse Workers

Painters & Decorators

NVQ assessors of any of the above 

CSCS Cards are very useful to have under your belt and are high in demand so if you want to book yourself onto this course or know someone who may be interested please get in touch with us as soon as possible.


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Free work placements in Italy!

Fantastic news for everyone who wants to gain valuable experience in a completely new environment! Discover new culture, make new friends and establish exciting connections!

Interested? Fill in the form below to express your interest.


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Working Well Week 2015

Boost your career prospects! Drop in sessions available at Jobchange!

Working Well Week

Working Well Week

From the 23rd of March up until the 27th of March Wolverhampton City Council, along with numerous organisations from Wolverhampton area are working together to help everyone who is looking for employment.

Jobchange could not say no to this fantastic idea and that is why we are offering our help to EVERYONE 18+ from the 23rd to 26th of March – simply pop in to our office to see one of our Career Advisors who can help you with:

• Your CV & Cover Letter
• Exploration of your career prospects
• Preparing before an interview
• Finding a free course (Including CSCS Card Training)
• Applying for benefits
• Job searching

Find the full schedule of the events taking place during the Working Well Week by following the link below:


On the 27th of March the event will finish with the biggest Jobs Fair in the area – Molineux Jobs Fair – where numerous employers ad organisations will be available to speak to.

Check out more info about the Molineux Jobs Fair by following this link:


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The Skills Show Wolverhampton

Boost your skills at the Skills Show!

On Wednesday the 18th of March you’ll have a great chance to boost your skills and learn about the fantastic career opportunities available for you in Wolverhampton area.

The Event will take place at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton
Date: Wednesday 18th of March
Time: 10am – 7pm

The event is FREE and open for EVERYONE

Who is going to be there?

Jaguar Land Rover, Wolves FC, Waitrose, Royal Navy, Screwfix, Kic FM, Express and Star and… 53 more exhibitors including Jobchange!

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Molineux Jobs Fair 27 March 2015 Wolverhampton

Great opportunity for job seekers to speak with over 30 employers and Career Advisors at the premises of Molineux Stadium in in Wolverhampton. Make sure you make the most of this chance!

Molineux Jobs Fair

Molineux Jobs Fair

We will see you there!

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30 spaces available for the free Food Safety course!

Food Safety Wolverhampton

Food Safety Wolverhampton

Are you unemployed in receipt of benefits? We’ve got a great offer for you. Absolutely free Food Safety course is available again at Jobchange in Wolverhampton!

Don’t miss out!

We have 30 seats available for this amazing course, that’s why if you want to secure your spot – phone us on 01902 714 224 before it’s too late!

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Jobs Fair Tombola Winner Announced!

Just recently we visited 3 Jobs Fairs in Telford, Dudley and Stourbridge where we distributed free tombola tickets to everyone who booked an appointment with us. Last week we announced that the lucky number was… number 43. And yesterday we finally had a chance to meet the owner of the lucky number.

Congratulations to Garry whose number 43 won him an astonishing prize of £50!

Stay tuned for more funny competitions!

Jobs Fair Tombola Winner

Congratulations to Garry!

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