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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.

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101 Career Tips You Can Learn in 3 Seconds

Career Advice Wolverhampton

We have just came across a fantastic article with 101 Career Tips and we could not resist to share it with you. If you implement all 101 suggestions into practice, you will realise how easy and pleasant career development can actually be!

We are presenting you with the first 5 – find the rest of the tips by following the link at the end of the article!

1. A first impression is made in less than 30 seconds.

2. Want to boost your charisma? Focus on energy and optimism.

3. “You’re always an employee, you’re always representing your company, and you’re always representing yourself.”

4. Rule #1 for dealing with bad bosses: It’s okay to question authority.

5. No matter where your stress is coming from, it’s not doing you any good—until you learn how to address it.

Check out all of these super useful tips and techniques!


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Labour Market News

Labour Market

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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

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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

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1.New £16.6m Jaguar Land Rover grant to create 200 jobs: George Osborne was  in Wolverhampton today, announcing up to 200 jobs will be created in the Midlands as he pledged £16.6 million to form a new team led by Jaguar Land Rover. http://goo.gl/GbtpFE


2.200 jobs up for grabs at Black Country taxi firm : Go Carz is still after 200 drivers to join the team and in the wake of news of jobs losses at Caparo and Goodyear, the firm is calling on people out of work to come forward. http://goo.gl/hs6GVA

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3.New £115m Designer Shopping centre in Cannock will create 1,200 jobs: A designer outlet village with 132 high-end shops and restaurants will be built in Cannock bringing in 1,200 jobs after plans were approved. http://goo.gl/kQxK5E


4. Pub Group Punch is renovating 5 Pubs across the midlands creating 50 jobs: The Staffordshire-based group is pumping money into a makeover of five of its pubs in Walsall and another in Cannock ready for the festive season.All within 10 miles of each other, The Shire Oak on Lichfield Road, The Watering Trough on Ablewell Street, The Farmer’s Boy on Barns Lane, Rushall, The Bowman on Myatt Avenue, Aldridge, and The Hen House on Eskrett Street, in Hednesford, are all being given a new lease of life with refurbished premises. In a further boost, a total of 50 jobs have been created across the venue. http://goo.gl/gkJT7q


5. West Brom based Purity Soft Drinks expansion plans creates 15 new jobs: A Black Country soft drinks business plans to increase the number if employs by another 15 over the next three years. http://goo.gl/FjaiOB


6. Wolverhampton’s West Park ‘Winter Wonderland’ to create 25 jobs: Details have been confirmed for a ‘Winter Wonderland’ event which will come to Wolverhampton’s West Park next month, creating 25 festive jobs. http://goo.gl/17vCAV

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Training Course Dates


LEVEL 1 IN CONSTRUCTION FOR THE 5 YEAR CARD (can also include CSCS if needed with this course):

Course Three in Wolverhampton

Starts: Thursday 12th November  from 9.30 to 3pm

Also on Thursday 19th November 9.30-3pm

Course Four in Wolverhampton

Starts:  Thursday 26th November from 9.30 to 3pm and also on Thursday 3rd December 9.30-3pm

This course can also be covered Tuesday or Wednesday evening in Wolverhampton.


Course Eleven in Wolverhampton

Starts: Friday November 6th 9.30 to 12.30

2nd session on 13th November and 3rd session on 20th November

Course Twelve in Wolverhampton

Starts: Friday 13th November 1.30 to 4.30

2nd session on Friday 20th November and

3rd session Friday 4th December

Can also be covered on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening in Wolverhampton

Course Thirteen in Dudley

Starts: Thursday 12th November 9.30 to 12.30

2nd session 19th  November  and 3rd session 26th  November

Course Fourteen in Dudley

Starts: Thursday 12th November   2.00 – 5.00

2nd session 19th  November  and 3rd session 26th  November

Courses also available on a weekly basis in Shrewsbury, Telford and Bridgnorth. 



Course Five in Wolverhampton

Starts: Wednesday  4th November and  Thursday 5th  November 9.30 to 2.30 it is compulsory to attend BOTH sessions.

Course Six in Wolverhampton

Starts: Wednesday  2nd and  Thursday 3rd December  9.30 to 2.30 it is compulsory to attend BOTH sessions.

Health & Safety in Health and Social Care Level Two

Course Two in Wolverhampton

Starts: Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November  9.30 to 2.30 it is compulsory to attend BOTH sessions.



On every Tuesday

9.30 to 12.30 for Beginners and

1.30 to 4.30 for Intermediates

All welcome – no start or end date

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Fundraise with JobChange

Merry Christmas!

Give a Helping hand to those less fortunate this Christmas.

Every year Jobchange organises a fundraising event for people less fortunate than ourselves and this year we have decided to support 3 Food Banks that have become vital to some of our customers and others in and around Wolverhampton and Walsall.

•The Well ( Wolverhampton Food Bank Ltd)
•New Testament Church of God Harvest Temple Heath Town
•YMCA Small Street Walsall

We ask if you would kindly organise donations that we can pick up and drop into our collection point at 10 Red Lion Street,Wolverhampton.Thank You.

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Labour Market News

Labour Market


1.Work begins on £5m care home that will create 50 jobs: The new home in Kent Road, Halesowen, is due for completion in September next year and will create 50 Jobs. http://goo.gl/FGPyMj


2.Panto season jobs up for grabs at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre: The temporary festive jobs will be available during the panto season.The theatre, in Lichfield Street, is advertising for front-of-house staff who will need to mainly work during weekday matinee performances and be available for a minimum of three shifts a week. http://goo.gl/ZIjMxd


3.Bushbury Water cooler company to create 60 jobs: Angel Spring wants to add a two storey extension to its offices and create 30 extra parking spaces.The firm currently employs nearly 100 staff at the site but revealed this could grow to more than 160 with further expansion and investment. http://goo.gl/4wkL0g


4.Birmingham recruiters relocation set to create 25 jobs:The relocation by Alexander Daniels following support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is set to create around 25 new jobs in the next three years. http://goo.gl/lSxIaL



5.New Birmingham Wholesale markets to create thousands of jobs:The site will deliver more than one million sq ft of floorspace, 1,000 new homes and 3,000 new jobs, adding £470 million a year to the local economy and attracting millions more visitors to the region http://goo.gl/cIT6fe


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