Council Leader Cllr Rob Polhill with Employment and Careers Service Manager, Lynsey Carr, at Halton People Into Jobs’ new offices in Church Street, Runcorn.

Halton Council’s service for helping local people to find jobs and training, Halton People into Jobs, has moved into Runcorn old town.

The team has moved from Rutland House into the former Halton Direct Link building on Church Street.

Halton People into Jobs and the Adult and Family Learning service has been helping local people into work and training for over 15 years.

The service has recently been awarded £3.3 million to deliver a new project in Halton called ‘Ways to Work’ to help anyone living in Halton aged from 16 and above to find work, training or education.

Free information, advice and guidance is available to all customers from the team of experienced advisors at various locations in Widnes and Runcorn, including the new Church Street centre.

The team can help you with:

  • Access to jobs/apprenticeships
  • 6 -12 month paid work placements
  • Guidance on setting up your own business
  • Employability skills – CV creation, job searches, application forms and interview preparation
  • Coaching and mentoring support
  • Improving your basic skills
  • Ongoing support when you start work
  • Funding to help you get back into work (subject to eligibility criteria).

Halton Council Leader Cllr Rob Polhill called in to see the new offices where he met the staff and chatted with client Mike Bate who has just started a new job, thanks to the HPIJ team.

Mike says: “I have been on the programme to get funding for my SIA (Security Industry Authority) licence and I am now starting work with Select Security. I couldn’t have done it without their help, especially my advisor Julie. They’re a great team – many thanks.”

So don’t miss out. Book your appointment with HPIJ today.

You can e-mail phone 0151 511 7555, or pop in to Halton People into Jobs, Church Street, Runcorn, or at Halton Direct Link, Brook Street, Widnes.

The Ways to Work Programme is supported by the European Union Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative.