From education to employment

Training specialist focuses on employment

Leading training provider PHX Training created a showcase event for employment partners in Blackpool to share awareness of the opportunities presented through their efforts.

The company invited partners including Jobcentre Plus, PeoplePlus, Blackpool Care and UR Potential to take part in the Employability Open Day to demonstrate what can be done in the area to help people find employment.

Duncan Wilding, business manager of PHX Training Blackpool, said:

“This was an opportunity to get together and share the various ways of helping to get those out of work back into employment. There are many different ways of helping people including increasing the awareness of training and skills we and our partners offer.”

Employability Day is a national initiative organised by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) to help highlight the efforts of organisations across the UK who help to close employment gaps by supporting disadvantaged people to enter, sustain or progress in work. 

PHX Training has been accredited to deliver the new Employability Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard Level 4 to develop knowledge and skills amongst hard-to-help individuals to help them secure suitable and sustainable work. They will also be responsible for coaching and mentoring of staff under the Institute for Apprenticeships programme.

PHX Training will deliver employability support through local and national contracts across services including back to work programmes, careers advice and guidance and skills development.

PHX Training offers support in several industries including warehousing, retail, business and administration, hospitality, team leading and security industry training. 

The team delivers government-backed initiatives, adult skills, NEET (not in education, employment or training), employability contracts, apprenticeship training and work-based learning programmes.

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