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We are slowly reaching the middle of the National Careers Week and you may have probably noticed increased traffic on our social media channels. For all of you awaiting our daily posts about the #Careersofthefuture, we prepared a little surprise as today we are publishing all the graphics prepared by UKCES concerning the most interesting career choices. Have a look below, they are all there!

#Careersofthefuture Electricians Farmers IT_Business_Analysts Mechanical_Engineers Police_Officers Programmer__Software_Development_Professionals Sales_Account_Managers__Business_Development_Managers

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Labour Market News

Labour Market

The Co-operative Food logo

1. Walsall food store opens to create 30 jobs: The first phase of Walsall’s Old Square Shopping Centre regeneration scheme has been completed with the launch of a new food store, creating 30 jobs in the town.The Midcounties Co-operative Food store opened in Walsall town centre on Friday and is the final part of a multi-million pound project to revamp the St Matthews Quarter and attract further investment. http://goo.gl/yaQmYX


2. Travelodge to create 450 jobs at 19 new sites: Hotel chain Travelodge is to open 19 new sites this year, creating 450 jobs.Chief executive Peter Gowers said:”Our recently completed £100 million hotel modernisation programme has raised quality levels and led to strong growth from business customers to complement our traditional strength in leisure travel.We now see opportunity for hotels in 250 further locations across the UK and with early positive development momentum at the start of 2016, we are well positioned to deliver further strong growth in the years ahead.” http://goo.gl/IQc1rw


3. 20 new jobs created as Co-op set to open £650,000 Cannock store: The £650,000 new Co-op store will open on Thursday in Stafford Road, Huntington.It will be open between 7am and 10pm every day and include an in-store bakery, cash machine and Costa coffee dispenser. http://goo.gl/HToQnK


4. New First Choice Cannock HQ set to create up to 100 Jobs: Staffordshire County Council recently approved plans for the business to move from its current base at Swaffield Park in Hyssop Close in the town to the Kingswood Lakeside Business Park so it can expand its headquarters with more than 100 jobs set to be created. http://goo.gl/QoLpTU


5. 200 jobs created at West Midland Safari Park: Around 200 jobs are up for grabs at West Midland Safari Park as the attraction launches its latest recruitment drive.The park is looking to bring in new people in preparation for its summer season which starts in February, with positions available in a range of areas.Around 50 of the vacancies are within the theme park.Food and drink sellers, shop workers and admissions staff are also wanted. http://goo.gl/XVtXVF


6. Alton Towers to recruit 1,200 seasonal staff: Alton Towers has launched a recruitment drive for 1,200 workers, the Staffordshire theme park wants to bring in seasonal workers. Bosses are aiming to bounce back with the jobs announcement a month a week ahead of plans for a new ride being unveiled.Resort recruitment manager Kerry Alcock said: “All of our recruitment is done via an on-line application form through our website and because our business is so dynamic, we never really have a quiet period – applications come in every day from the day after we close. When we’ve got new attractions planned to open, as we have next year, this encourages even more people to apply.” http://goo.gl/iqzNbt

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Labour Market News

Labour Market

download1. Hundred jobs up for grabs as £4m casino heads to Wolverhampton: A recruitment drive has been launched to fill 100 new jobs at a £4 million casino in Wolverhampton.Under plans, The Rubicon Casino in Temple Street will expand into the empty neighbouring building, formerly The Dorchester/Beach nightclub, to create Casino 36.It is due to open next year. http://goo.gl/u7Auqz

harvester2New Dudley pub creates 45 Jobs: A pub restaurant chain has opened a new site in Dudley creating 45 jobs.The Harvester has opened in the former Bostin Fittle pub, on Castlegate park off Tipton Road.It opened after a four week closure when the work and recruitment drive was undertaken.The new Harvester has capacity for more than 150 guests and has created 45 new jobs in the local area. http://goo.gl/p9TuUQ


3. 20 Jobs up for grabs at Cannock’s APC overnight: Twenty jobs are still available at Cannock delivery giant APC Overnight following a recruitment drive. http://goo.gl/ffw7c1

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4. 21 Jobs on the way at award winning hotel: An extra 21 jobs could be created at an award-winning hotel near Kidderminster.The owners say the hotel is a significant contributor to the local economy and that a further 11 full-time posts and 10 part time posts would be created. http://goo.gl/hBHt9t


5. Walsall’s boatyard set to become restaurant creating 12 jobs in the process: A 19th century boatyard on Walsall’s waterfront will be turned into a flame-grill restaurant, creating 12 jobs.Restaurant chain Piri Fino will convert Wharfingers Cottage into a 60-seater eating spot after a planning application was approved by Walsall Council.http://goo.gl/A4DkiI


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Labour Market News

Labour Market


1. 300 jobs up for grabs at Wiggle in Bilston: More than 300 jobs will be created at the Bilston distribution centre for online cycle shop Wiggle. Wiggle opened its doors in Bilston in August and created 150 new roles. Now the firm says it is expected that 500 people will be employed at the site in the next three to five years. http://goo.gl/IkBu0V


2. Essington Golf Club expansion to create 60 jobs: A nine-hole golf course is currently being built at the club in Essington and is due to open at the end of next year, creating 50 jobs. But bosses have now submitted plans to extend it to a full size 18-hole course, costing £2m and creating an extra 10 jobs. http://goo.gl/XpnKbx


3. New Northgate Vehicle hire in Oldbury to create 11 new jobs: Northgate, the UK’s largest national light commercial vehicle hire company, has continued its expansion with a new branch at the Portway Trade Park in Oldbury.The new site has capacity for 40 vehicles and has created 11 new jobs. http://goo.gl/2NwT3m


4. 60 new homes to be built in Dudley creating 180 Jobs: Up to 180 jobs will be created as under plans to build 60 homes on an ‘eyesore’ factory site on the edge of a Dudley nature reserve.The scheme is earmarked on the former Kuehne and Nagel UK buildings in Netherton.The project would create around 180 construction jobs according to developer Persimmon Homes West Midlands. http://goo.gl/onJd9F


5. Advanced Computer Software Group’s new move to the Mail Box creates 400 Jobs: Around 400 jobs are set to come to Birmingham after The Mailbox secured a new tenant for its revamped office space.Advanced Computer Software Group (ACS), which currently has a base on Birmingham Science Park Aston, has agreed a pre-let deal on 45,000 sq ft of space in the mixed-use complex. http://goo.gl/XDzaF1

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Labour Market News

Labour Market

british airways

1. 150 jobs on the way as British Airways flies into Moxley: Moxley’s famous Ductile Wesson steelworks site is to be transformed into a British Airways base – creating around 150 jobs.British Airways Pension Trustees Ltd will build an office at the site in Bull Lane.The company’s plan, which also includes the possibility of two new factories at the site, has been given the nod by Walsall Council. http://goo.gl/U5Sa8Z

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2. 70 Midlands jobs being created at Tesco’s new DotCom centre: Tesco will create more than 70 new jobs at a Black Country superstore under plans for a dedicated warehouse for internet sales.The DotCom centre will be used to deliver goods and groceries to shoppers’ homes across the Black Country from the Burnt Tree Island supermarket. http://goo.gl/SXWlBi


3. New Oldbury trampoline arena to create 20 jobs: The Company Flip Out wants to convert a disused warehouse on Churchbridge into an activity and play centre which will create 20 new jobs in the area. http://goo.gl/xzF2s3


4. 400 jobs up for grabs at Amazon:Four hundred jobs are up for grabs at Amazon in Rugeley this week – as the company carries out a recruitment drive for 3,000 positions ahead of this Christmas. http://goo.gl/lDfDpr


5. Derelict Wolverhampton buildings cleared for revamp:The expansion and redevelopment will see The Casino 36 developed in Temple Street, it is expected to open next year and create 113 new jobs also Hungry Horse family pub has signed up to the project which will see 50 part time jobs created. http://goo.gl/EHgX9f



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Surprising celebrities’ jobs before they were famous. Part 1.

Now they are music stars, actors, famous athletes. But what they did before they were famous? Take a look at the first part of our ranking of the most interesting celebrities’ careers!

1). Brad Pitt – Leafleter  brad_pitt_03 In order to pay off his rent Brad Pitt was paid to dress up a giant chicken costume and hand out leaflets for the american restaurant chain El Pollo Loco.

2.) Kanye West – Sales Assistant  Kanye West new album Yeezus When he was younger, Kanye West worked as a Sales Assistant at.. GAP

3.) Ozzy Osbourne – Slaughterhouse worker  Ozzy-Osbourne3 Before becoming a heavy metal star, Ozzy Osbourne worked in a Slaughterhouse. Not surprised? Well, apart from that, the Black Sabbath lead singer pursued a career in the construction industry.

4.) Christopher Walken – Lion Tamer  rs_634x1024-130926143659-634.Christopher-Walken.ms.092613 As a teenager, Christopher Walken worked as a Lion Tamer in a travelling circus.

5.) Jennifer Aniston – Telemarketer  Jennifer Aniston Before she became a star of Friend, Jennifer Aniston had worked as a Telemarketer. Who knows, maybe that called from a telemarketer you ignored some time ago was coming from Jennifer Aniston herself! _________________________________________________________________ That’s it for now, more secret and surprising celebrities’ careers will be revealed on Jobchange website soon! Stay tuned!

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Best in the West!

Jobchange awarded for the total number of positive outcomes at the CSWP Conference!

Jobchange awarded at CSWP conference

Jobchange at NEC

On the 12th of March, 2014 at the CSWP conference at NEC, Jobchange received an award for the total number of achieved outcomes. It means that currently Jobchange is the most successful organisation in West Midlands when it comes to getting people into further training and employment!

The CSWP Conference took place in Birmingham and gathered all the organisations working under CSWP contract. The event started at 9:30 in the morning and shortly after the welcome session, Career Advisors could attend various workshops boosting their skills and knowledge about social media, CVs or communication.

Don’t forget to take a look at some of the pictures from the conference:


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