St Helens Chamber opens new Liverpool Office at Merseyside Youth Association

John Westhead, Director of Training Services at St Helens Chamber

St Helens Chamber has moved into new office located within the Merseyside Youth Association Premises on Hannover Street in Liverpool City Centre.

The new base will be the focal point of the Chamber’s growing Apprenticeship and training delivery in Liverpool.

John Westhead, Director of Training Services at St Helens Chamber, explains: “St Helens Chamber has been steadily growing our training offer in the Liverpool area over the last two years, now delivering apprenticeships to over 600 people across the Liverpool City Region.

“During this time we have been co-located alongside Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce on Old Hall Street in the City’s business district, but this move will allow us to be more centrally located and offer better access to young people in particular, who may be travelling into the city on public transport and less familiar with the business district.”

St Helens Chamber will be offering their Fast-track to Apprenticeships programme from the new Hannover Street base from 1st August, providing the skills, knowledge and qualifications young people need to start a successful career through Apprenticeships.

John Westhead adds: “Our approach to helping young people into Apprenticeships has a proven track record of success, and we are very keen to offer this to more young people in the Liverpool area.
“Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for people at the start of their careers to get into work, and earn a realistic salary whilst they learn. They offer great opportunities for progression and future careers so I am keen to share this message as widely as possible.”

This summer St Helens Chamber will be launching ‘Apprenticeships for Liverpool’ ̶ a campaign to bring high quality Apprenticeship training to Liverpool and raise awareness of their benefits.
St Helens Chamber is rated Good overall by Ofsted and Outstanding for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. Their Apprenticeship Achievement rates are one of the highest in the region at 78.2%.

In September the Chamber’s Graduate Hub will also launch from the Liverpool base, offering a free, short training programme for recent graduates entering the job market and looking for ways to help them stand out from the crowd when applying for roles.

Shortly the Chamber will be widening their training offering in Liverpool to include a range of free short courses for adults, all designed to help people get a job if they are unemployed, progress in their existing career, build their confidence or even start their own business.

The training will range from courses to help people prepare for work and IT skills to Health, Social and Child Care.

John continues: “St Helens Chamber has a long tradition of offering quality training in the St Helens area and we a delighted to be able to now broaden this offer into Liverpool and support many more people to learn new skills and develop their careers.

“What’s more we’re committed to offering all of our courses free of charge. Also our strong links with the business community mean that as well as offering training we can also help to find vacancies in local businesses for the people we work with.”




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