For targeted training and recruitment purposes; we ask that employers notify our Economic Development Team when any additional employment opportunities are generated within their business as a result of either:
This is to ensure that local people can be notified and given sufficient time to apply for any available opportunities and for the contractor to receive our full support in filling any additional vacancies and addressing any skills gap where necessary.
Basildon Council works closely with Jobcentre Plus which is able to offer a full recruitment service, matching local job seekers to job vacancies as well as offering sector based work academies which train groups of job seekers specifically to meet employers' skills needs.
Options for work trials and employer subsidies may also be available to employers.
Basildon Council has a Memorandum of Understanding with Prospects College in respect of recruiting apprentices for construction and construction related contracts.
The Basildon Council/Prospects College offer includes:
Prospects College is a Group Training Association and the training offered is directed by the skills needs of employers in the construction and construction-related sector.
The Group Training Association also offers additional benefits from Prospects College including access to grants and subsidies available for apprentices or training current workforce.
PROCAT - Prospects College of Advanced Technology