Wolves at Work today (Wednesday) started a new initiative to recruit City of Wolverhampton residents into construction jobs.

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The employment programme is run by City of Wolverhampton Council and the Department or Work and Pensions (DWP), in partnership with Job Change, City of Wolverhampton College and Women into Construction.

They teamed up with leading construction firm Speller Metcalfe and Black Country supply chain employers to host a recruitment day at the college's Construction Innovation Centre in Wellington Road, Bilston.

It was part of Speller Metcalfe's social value commitment to local people through their work on the council's essential repairs and maintenance works programme at the Civic Centre, known as the Future Space project.

The recruitment event saw 57 city job seekers aged 18 or over - and with a valid CSCS card and Level One Health & Safety certificate in construction - given the chance to take part in quick-fire interviews for 60 live vacancies with six recruitment companies.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "There is £3.7 billion of investment on site or in the pipeline for the City of Wolverhampton.

"On the back of this, construction projects are springing up across the city, creating jobs.

"It is important City of Wolverhampton residents are given access to recruitment companies working on behalf of constructors to fill vacancies - and this event provided that platform."

Anyone interested in local jobs or employers needing recruitment support in Wolverhampton can register at Type=links;Linkid=9551;Title=Wolves WorkBox;Target=_blank;.

Caption (l-r): Front row - Joel Dalhouse, Curriculum Manager for Construction at City of Wolverhampton College; Councillor John Reynolds, and Ross Matthews, Assistant Site Manager at Speller Metcalfe; Back Row - Adam White, Think Recruitment, Kathryn Fletcher, McGinley CEP, Andrew Jordan, Thorn Baker, Max Holloway, PSR Solutions, Maurice Hanna, Coyle Personnel plc, and Amy Porter, PSR Solutions

  • released: Wednesday 23 May, 2018