The Job Show™ Coventry
Thursday, 13th March 2014

The Welcome Centre, Coventry
10:30 - 5:30pm

The Job Show™ Coventry – The Launch
Another Resounding Success!


The Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr. Gary Crookes is flanked by the Organisers and Exhibitors prior to the doors opening.


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“Pera Training is thrilled to be involved with the Leicester Job Show and in particular to sponsor the Education and Training category. As one of the UK’s leading training providers offering a range of professional programmes, we are eager to meet with those looking to enter the world of work through workplace learning. Come along and find out more about some of the current vacancies we are offering from a variety of employers and how you can unlock your full potential with a Pera Training Apprenticeship or Traineeship. Discover more at”

For over 60 years, Pera Training has brought first-rate tailored learning solutions to all areas of the UK economy and we are now one of the largest providers in the UK of government funded and commercially tailored training programmes.

Pera Training specialise in devising and delivering programmes that support your individual business needs including Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Diplomas, NVQs, Functional Skills and a range of regional focused training in our City Curriculum offering. We work with organisations of all sizes to provide support that delivers real results to our clients, ensuring they have the range and depth of skills and capabilities needed to fuel growth. Our diverse client list runs into the hundreds and includes global brands such as Speedo, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, AstraZeneca and Coca Cola Enterprises. With a raft of Ofsted and quality awards, we pride ourselves in our dedication to delivering the very best for our clients and learners alike.

For more information please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @PeraTraining to keep up to date with the latest news.

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Jackie Bray from Adult Education Service Lecturer said:
“Coventry Adult Education Service are delighted to be linked with The Job Show in Coventry. As an established training provider, recently graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted we are looking forward to advising local people how to develop their skills for work in local venues across the city.”

Coventry City Council Adult Education Service offers hundreds of courses across the city and was recently graded as Good by Ofsted, who said ‘’Learners achieve extremely well across the service’’. We help people to gain new skills, obtain qualifications, improve their fitness or develop their creative side. Courses are available for people aged 16 years onwards.

People tell us their new found skills help them to gain employment, progress in their career or help their family or community.

The Adult Education Service helps employers to up skill their workforce to meet the demands of their particular sector, offering work based English, maths or bespoke training designed specifically to meet the needs of the organisation.

We offer:
Traineeships for young people aged 16-23 years, including work placement opportunities and in some instances the chance to move into employment or an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships in;
• Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Children and Young Peoples Workforce
• IT
• Business and Administration. 

For more information contact or
Tel: 024 7678 7978.

Seven Trent

Severn Trent Water are offering a full range of positions from:
• Call Centre Operatives
• Credit Management
• Site Operators
• Technicians
• Electrical Engineers
• Mechanical Engineers
• Apprenticeships

National Express

National Express is one of the largest transport operators in the UK. We carry over a million passengers each day, on our services throughout the West Midlands, Coventry and Dundee, and also on the Midland Metro between Wolverhampton and Birmingham. We seek people who have a passion for excellent customer service and a high standard of safety, as these are critical to our success. Everyone has something to bring to the company, and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Experience isn’t always necessary when applying for a position. However excellent customer focus and team-working skills are essential, together with a passion to succeed.

We’re looking for safe, professional, experienced drivers with or without the PCV qualification to drive our passengers along our city centre and suburban routes.

You’ll need to be excellent at customer service – friendly, approachable and helpful to every passenger who gets on your bus. Come and visit us at The Job Show Coventry to discuss the roles in more detail and see whether this sounds like the right job for you!


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Most people’s homes are important to them, that’s why living at home is so precious. Sometimes, as we get older, we need some help or support to remain where we want to be. Working to help people achieve this, FIRSTPOINT HOMECARE provides the expertise and care required.
Our bespoke service enables older people to continue living where they are most happy and comfortable. Our care is designed to enhance the lives of those who may need some assistance in their later years. FIRSTPOINT HOMECARE is a Leading provider of care at home throughout the UK.

Experienced in supporting the simplest of tasks to the most complex conditions, we can help, whatever the need. Trusted as a preferred supplier to the NHS, local authorities and the private sector, you and your family can be assured you are in safe hands. Firstpoint Homecare are unique, all of our care is overseen by qualified nurses…

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Whether you are looking to retrain or change careers choosing where to study is one of the most important and difficult decisions you will have to make. But rest assured Henley College Coventry has earned its reputation as one of the top colleges in the Midlands for student success. In 2013 student success rose significantly to take Henley College Coventry up to third in the league table of the 29 West Midlands FE Colleges. We have a range of employability courses, apprenticeships and H.E courses to ensure you reach your career goals.

Henley College Coventry has also just undergone a £6 million redevelopment phase which includes new learning resource facilities, a new Job Shop, Travel Centre and conference area. The College itself has a range of facilities, including an extensive library, Learning Resource Centre, gym, beauty salon, hairdressing salon, cafe, restaurant, travel shop, social centre, nursery and free car parking.

In addition students can access Henley Student Services for support with any college issues, ranging from course support, funding and finance to career concerns. All students also have access to our Careers Advice team, who offer information on courses, training, universities and employment.

We have apprenticeship vacancies for immediate start so come and visit our stand at the Job Show.

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The Army is recruiting. If you want a career that offers challenge and adventure, then a career in the Army could be right for you.

The salary is competitive and you’ll get paid from the moment you start your training. With over 200 different roles, there’s a huge range of careers to choose from, including catering, logistics and engineering, medicine, Law, IT and many more.

The Army offers you huge job variety and encourages you to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be taught essential skills and will build on your self-confidence; you can even gain civilian recognised qualifications which will stand you in excellent stead for any future civilian career.

You could travel the world, enjoy new challenges and find new ways to push yourself and achieve – all with the Army’s first class training.

As well as full-time positions, you could join the Army Reserve in your spare time and bring skills and experience from your civilian career or education with you, while also developing new ones. You’ll be paid for the time you spend in the Army Reserve.

To find out more search Armyjobs.


Ever considered working in Care and making a real difference to the lives of those in your community?

Caremark have many exciting career opportunities as care and support worker and senior support worker.

Social Care is one of the most exciting and rewarding sectors to be part of, and can offer huge potential for promotion and career progression. Whilst gaining valuable experience and qualifications, you will be helping people to continue living safely and comfortably at home.

Caremark is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all, even if you think your experience is limited. We treat every candidate as an individual, irrespective of your background.


RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning offers individually-tailored education, care, healthcare and therapies to children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted from pre-school up to the age of 19. Building on over fifty years’ experience, RNIB Pears Centre is a stimulating, creative, supportive, purpose-built environment for young people, enabling them to reach their full potential for learning, independence and fulfilment.

Coventry & Warwickshire Trust Our Trust provides a wide range of mental health and learning disability services for children, young adults, adults and older adults.

We provide a range of community services for people in Coventry.

We also provide inpatient, community and day clinics as well as specialist services to a population of about 850,000 living within Coventry and Warwickshire and also to a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services.

The organisation now provides services from more than 80 locations with an income of about £200 million, and employs more than 4,000 dedicated staff.

We intend to become a Foundation Trust which will give us more control over the services we provide. It will also allow us provide better services and involve our local communities in the bigger healthcare decisions that we make.

 people_in_action_display People in Action is a registered charity and limited company, which supports over 400 people to live in their community. The organisation started in 1984 and has grown rapidly. We have some residential services but, the majority of our work is offering person centred support to enable people to live at home in their community.

As a non profit making organisation we can focus on providing quality services and reinvesting any surplus into our services.

Our Management team are highly motivated to run the organisation in a way that champions best practice.

Training and Staff development is fundamental to what we do and we are committed to ongoing investment.

Support Workers are key to how we deliver the best support to our customers. We are proud of their skill, dedication and commitment.

We offer wide ranging day opportunities throughout our geographical area such as arts and crafts, woodturning, dance, pottery, healthy living, cooking and are leading providers in the field of horticulture therapy based services.

People in Action now has over 30 years of experience of providing innovative support for adults within their community. We adopt a person centred approach to planning support with individuals which results in a bespoke service focused on individuals being supported to maintain their independence, achieve their outcomes and live the life that they choose.


The National Fostering Agency (NFA) is committed to improving children and young people’s lives and outcomes through child fostering every day. We are one of the most experienced and long established independent child fostering agencies in the United Kingdom.

 Allied Healthcare  

Allied Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading healthcare and domiciliary care providers. We’ve been supplying high quality home care for over 40 years, and we’re proud to deliver over 17 million hours of care every year.

Although we are the UK’s biggest domiciliary care provider, we are able to deliver a personalised, local service through our network of 140 community-based branches across England, Scotland and Wales.

We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality service. We are the only domiciliary care provider in the UK with a full-time medical director, who ensures we meet the highest clinical standards.

With our staff of home care and healthcare experts, including the largest number of doctors and nurses of any personal home care provider in the UK, we can cater for practically all healthcare and home care requirements. And, with twice as many carers as our nearest competitor, we always have a carer available to meet our customers’ needs.

Warwickshire College Warwickshire College is one of the largest general further and higher education colleges in the UK, with six unique centres providing high quality education and training for individuals and organisations at a local, regional, national and international level.

We offer an outstanding learning experience in first class facilities with dedicated tutors and staff. But what makes us different is that we give our students more than just a qualification.

As the Gazelle college for the area, we encourage our students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset by instilling enterprising and innovative skills and behaviours which will help them to become successful in an ever-competitive world.

Whatever course they are studying, we offer our students the opportunity to gain employability skills, get ‘real world’ experience, work in commercial environments and attend unique events and masterclasses so they have the right knowledge, skills and approaches to succeed in a dynamic and challenging economy.

Print CSWP provides free and impartial careers information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This is supported by qualified careers advisers from the National Careers Service.

Right now thousands more foster carers are needed in the UK to provide a safe, stable and caring home to children and young people who, for a number of reasons, cannot live with their own families.

Foster carers play a vital role in supporting and nurturing vulnerable children which is why, at Foster Care associates (FCA), we value each and every one of our 2,200 fostering families.

As the UK’s largest independent fostering agency we’ve been supporting foster carers to look after children with a range of different needs for almost 20 years. Our foster carers are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we’re based in over 50 towns and cities across the UK including Leicester, Coventry and Mansfield. Each is home to its own team of friendly experts; a space for you to meet fellow carers for support groups, training, activities and events. So, when you become a carer with us, you’re not just fostering with the UK’s biggest fostering agency – you’re fostering with your local one too.

Whether you’re eager to start your journey or just have a few questions to ask come and meet us on our information stand at the Job Show.

Alternatively for more information on fostering with FCA please call 0800 0234561, or visit our website

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Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for people affected by mental illness. Since 1972 we have brought people together to support each other. We run services and support groups that change people’s lives and challenge attitudes about mental illness. We support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, live independently and realise they are not alone. We give information and advice to 500,000 more and change policy for millions. Locally we support people to gain and retain employment, training and voluntary opportunities. Our employment services work with people to overcome barriers that affect their ability to successfully remain in employment. We offer resources, training and information for employers to improve knowledge that can be used to support all employees. We welcome volunteers to work with us within all our services in Coventry & Warwickshire.

 cross roads care covcarers trust Care Support Workers required in the Coventry, Rugby and Warwick areas to provide quality services where the customer comes first in the local community. Services provided in the customers own home. Experience preferred but not necessary as full training will be given.

To work within a 15 mile radius of Coventry and a 15 mile radius of Rugby and a 15 mile radius of Warwick. Must be available to work 16 hours or more per week and able to work at least 2 evenings per week and alternate weekends

• Must have a full driving licence and own car
• Enhanced evening, early morning and weekend rates from £6.34 to £9.52
• Paid training induction package
• 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and paid company sick leave
• Immediate training and start
• Appointment subject to DBS at enhanced level and references

Royal Navy The Royal Navy is looking for intelligent, well motivated men and women with good leadership potential to become officers. The sheer diversity of the roles and responsibilities we offer provide unique career opportunities and experience. As a naval officer, you could be manoeuvring a frigate through the Suez Canal, piloting a helicopter, supervising the repair of submarine nuclear propulsion plant or providing emergency medical care.

And in all cases you will have management responsibility for personnel and equipment.

Our career structure is designed to maximise your potential, offering you a wealth of challenges, responsibility and rewards. Our training is second to none. Alongside seamanship skills and learning to handle sophisticated technology, you’ll learn how to handle yourself – and other people, and in the process you will encounter more people and places than most do in a lifetime.

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