Proud Sponsors of Express & Star Great Big Thank You Awards

Star Employment sponsors the great big thank you awards 2019

Star Employment Services sponsors Volunteer of the Year category at Express & Star Great Big Thank You Awards

Star Employment Services are delighted to be sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year category at this year’s Great Big Thank You Awards.

Run by the Express & Star, the awards honour the unsung heroes in the local community with the ceremony to announce the winners being held in January.

As recruitment specialists, the team at Star Employment Services know exactly how tough it is in the working world, so to give up your precious time and volunteer is an achievement in itself. The agency is dedicated to being part of the people who live and work across the West Midlands. The team have been supporting local businesses and the community, and continue to provide employment solutions both organisations and individuals.

Having recently attained the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC) Gold Standard Audited Status, Star Employment Services is committed to ethical and professional standards for candidates and clients. The agency is one of only 51 recruitment agencies across the country to achieve this status. This demonstrates that the organisation is an investor in people.

Star Employment operations manager Kylee Russon said: “I am so pleased that Star Employment Services has the opportunity to be involved with such a prestigious event.

“The people who are nominated for these awards are truly deserving and it is fantastic that we as a team are able to support them. As an employment agency, it is our job to help people and to offer a bespoke, first-class service.

“Those people who give up their time to volunteer are truly remarkable.”

View the Express & Star Great Big Thank You Awards finalists here.

Online voting is now open, you can vote for your favourite here.

 

Successful Day At Black Country Chamber Expo

Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo Star Employment Services Kylee Russon Rebecca Rowley

Last week, the Star Employment Services team exhibited at the Black Country Autumn Expo. This event was held on 11 October at Walsall Football Club from 9am until 1pm. Delivered in partnership with Walsall Football Club, the Expo was held in their Stadium Suite where more than 60 exhibitors were brought together with over 500 delegates from across the region.

Highlights

As one of the highlights in the Black Country Chamber’s event calendar, the Autumn Expo is always a fantastic opportunity to network with businesses from across the region. The team from Star Employment spent the day showcasing the recent brand relaunch and autumn recruitment offer, where we’ll find you three qualified candidates for just £475.

Star Employment operations manager, Kylee Russon, said: “The Autumn Expo was a great event, with many different people showing what services they offer.

“For Star Employment Services, it was successful as we had the opportunity to speak to a lot of different people. There are around five different contacts that we are currently following up to arrange meetings, so this is great for us.”

Networking

Before the event, there was also the opportunity to network with exhibitors and delegates at the Walsall Business Breakfast from 7.15am to 9am. Sponsored by BT the breakfast event included talks from the Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, Adrian Andrew and Greg Reed, CEO of Homeserve UK. Alongside this, there was a Speed Networking session from 9.30am to 11.15am, where delegates could promote their business to a round table of ten and swap contact details.

Star Employment Services, as well as discussing their services, gave everyone the chance to win a bottle of champagne as part of a business card prize draw.

Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo 2018

Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo 2018 Star Employment Services

Join us this October for the Black Country Autumn Expo, Thursday 11th October 2018

When: Thursday 11th October 2018, 9am-1pm

Where: Walsall Football Club, The Banks’s Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA

As one of the highlights in the Black Country Chamber’s event calendar, the Autumn Expo is always a fantastic opportunity to network with businesses from across the region. The team from Star Employment will be exhibiting at the event, showcasing our recent brand relaunch and autumn recruitment offer, where we’ll find you three qualified candidates for just £475.

The Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo is free to attend, simply register your here.

This year’s the expo will take place at Walsall Football Club from 9am until 1pm. Delivered in partnership with Walsall Football Club, the Expo will be held in their Stadium Suite where more than 60 exhibitors will be brought together with over 500 delegates from across the region.

Before the event there will also be the opportunity to network with exhibitors and delegates at the Walsall Business Breakfast from 7.15am to 9am. Sponsored by BT the breakfast event will include talks from the Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, Adrian Andrew and Greg Reed, CEO of Homeserve UK. You can find out more about the breakfast here. 

The Black Country Chamber has also recently announced that during the morning of the Autumn Expo there will an opportunity for Speed Networking from 9.30am to 11.15am, where delegates can promote their business to a round table of ten and swap contact details.

Star Employment operations manager, Kylee Russon, said: “Exhibiting our services at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce autumn expo is a great opportunity for to reach a large number of local people and demonstrate what we can offer in terms of recruitment.

“Come along and see us and find out about how Star Employment Services can provide you with three qualified candidates for just £475.”

Throughout the event we’ll also been giving you the chance to win a bottle of champagne as part of our business card prize draw so don’t forget to pop along and say hi!

You can find out more about the Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo and how to register here.

Presentation Skills For The Terrified

Presentation Skills For The Terrified | Star Employment Services

Master the art of presenting with our one day course – Presentation Skills For The Terrified

Course: Presentation Skills For The Terrified 

Price: £249.80 (incl VAT)

When: Tuesday April 10th, 10am – 4.30pm 

Where: Express & Star, 51-53 Queen Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1ES

Eventbrite - Presentation Skills For The Terrified

About the course:

In a recent survey respondents chose ‘death’ over ‘giving a presentation’! Is this you?

Do you pray for divine intervention when you know you must present or give a talk?

Do you have sleepless nights as the occasion approaches?

Or do you simply lack lustre and wish you could give your audience something a little more enthusiastic and interesting?

If that sounds familiar, then join us for our one day course ‘Presentation Skills for the Terrified’ and master the art of presenting.

Who should attend?

This one day course is designed for anyone who has to give talks, presentations or speaks in public to groups of any size from small meetings to large events or conferences

It will be fun and participative and any practice will be the delegates own choice and nothing will be made compulsory

Course Aim:

To equip delegates with the necessary skills and confidence to give great presentations using their own preferred style

Course Objectives:

  • To highlight the key principles of what makes a great presentation – and what doesn’t
  • To create a checklist for presentation preparation that will work every time
  • To identify particular and unique talents and strengths that will support a memorable delivery
  • To practice in a safe environment with supportive feedback
  • To ask questions about particular presentation contexts
  • To find elements of giving a presentation that will make it distinctive from other presentations when delivering as part of a wider event

This course will be delivered by a facilitator who actually loves giving presentations! Yes, come and learn what you can from this strange person who is full of tips and encouragements. Your life will never be the same again!

Space is limited so don’t miss out, book your tickets today!!

Supreme Home Care Open Day: Care vacancies available!

Supreme Home Care Open Day: Care vacancies available! Star Employment Services

Looking for a new care job? Join us for the Supreme Home Care Open Day

Our client Supreme Home Care have vacancies available for care and support workers in Shrewbury, Telford and Newport. If you’re interested in applying or would like more information about the available roles join us for the Supreme Home Care Open Day, Thursday March 15th.

We would like to invite current and prospective Carers, Care Assistants, Support Workers and anyone interested in getting in to care work to the Supreme Home Care premises in Telford to meet the team, learn more about Supreme Home Care and the available Carer Assistant roles.

MNA Recruitment business development manager Tracey Thompson said: “We are looking forward to the Supreme Home Care Open Day. MNA Recruitment work within the local community and local businesses and are experts across all industry sectors.

“The agency specialises in fixed price recruitment solutions for businesses within the West Midlands. We firmly believe that finding the right candidate for your business shouldn’t cost the earth.”

For more information about the open day contact Sue Robson at Supreme Home Care by calling 01952 216 700 or email srobson@supremehomecare.com 

FREE Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism – Register here today!

FREE Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism - Register here today! Star Employment Services Well Training

A fantastic opportunity to achieve a FREE  intensive Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism

MNA Recruitment have teamed up with training specialist, WELL Training to offer young people a FREE intensive Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism.

To save your space on the course, register here 

What is the course?

This FREE intensive Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism is available as part of the Black Country IMPACT Programme.

We’re proud to be offering the training in partnership with WELL. The course aims to support young people find employment within the Leisure/Tourism/Hospitality industry.

On completing the course students will gain their Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism.

By joining the programme you will have access to FREE ongoing coaching and support. You’ll get your own Learning Coach from the start of the programme, supporting you to achieve the qualification, up until the you find a job, giving you ongoing advice, coaching and support.

WELL even provide one-to-one support to help with job applications, getting interviews and work placements.

Course Details

  • The Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism is delivered intensively over 5 days (on average 1-2 delivery days per week over a 4 week period).
  • Training is delivered at high quality venues across the Black Country.
  • Training is provided by highly skilled professionals from the industry, and all work for completion on the qualification is done within the sessions.
  • Lunch and refreshments are provided for free and travel costs up to £5 are reimbursed on each day.
  • You’ll also get a free £10 Amazon voucher on completion of the programme.

Course overview

Day 1 

Introduction to the Travel and Tourism Sector looking at UK Visitor Attractions and UK Visitor Destinations

Day 2 

Customer Service Skills in Travel and Tourism

Communication skills in travel and tourism

Day 3

Working in travel and tourism

Careers in travel and tourism

Day 4

Working as a team in travel and tourism

Day 5

Portfolio building and additional live observations required to achieve qualifications

Who can take part in the course?

To be eligible to access this course for free, you need to:

  • Be between 16-29 years old
  • Not in any education, employment or training
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Be a resident of the Black Country (living in either Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell or Dudley)

Save your space by registering today!

Apprenticeship Levy Workshop – Book Your Space

Apprenticeship Levy Workshop Star Employment Services

Getting the most from the apprenticeship levy

MNA Recruitment is holding a workshop all about how to make the most of apprenticeships.

Held on Tuesday February 13, the event will look at the way businesses can use the apprenticeship levy effectively. This will help to develop work forces and meet future staffing needs.

“Making the most of apprenticeships” is taking place at the Express & Star offices in Queen Street, Wolverhampton. From 9:30am until 12:30pm, the workshop is by invitation only. Lindsey Flynn, from our partners Well Associates will be giving a talk and running the workshop.

Lindsey has both a BA and a Masters degree from Oxford University. She also scooped the Express & Star Business Person of the Year award in 2017. Lindsey now leads the consultancy area of Well Associates. She directs the consultancy support on major national and regional programmes. Additionally, she provides the specialist insight to management training helps organisations to access funding.

Apprenticeship workshop schedule

At 9:30am, registration with tea and coffee will begin. There will be an opportunity to network with the other attendees of the workshop. At 10am, MNA Director of recruitment services Lee Smith will give a welcome talk.

At 10:10am, the workshop with Lyndset Flynn will begin. She will discuss how to get the most out of the apprenticeship levy. The levy applies to employers in England, who have an annual pay bill above £3m. They are required to pay a 0.5% fee that can be used to invest in apprenticeship training. A £15,000 allowance is given to employers. The government introduced the apprenticeship levy to help fund the development and delivery of apprenticeships.

At 11am, there will be a break for refreshments. Following this, the group will then be given tours of both the newsroom and the digital media area.

A light lunch in the boardroom will then be provided. There will be networking and a chance to ask the MNA teams any questions.

January recruitment

The workshop is running is part of MNA Recruitment’s January campaign.

Director of recruitment services Lee Smith said: “The workshop will focus upon how businesses can use the apprenticeship levy.

“We will look at future staffing needs and development strategies.”

Register for the MNA Recruitment and Well Associates apprenticeship workshop by clicking on the button below.