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Heathrow Jobs and Careers Fair 2018

6th December 2017

Welcoming whole year groups from Years 11–13, the Heathrow Jobs and Careers Fair is an exciting opportunity to show students the variety of careers available and the qualifications and skills they need to succeed at Heathrow.

Last year the event inspired over 5,500 visitors from the local communities of Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough and Spelthorne.

Meet top employers all under one roof in one day.In 2017 top name employers included:

Alpha LSG, Balfour Beatty, BaxterStorey, Boots The Chemist, British Airways PLC, Burberry, Caffè Nero, Casual Dining Group, Delaware North, DHL Express UK, Dixons Travel, DO & CO Event and Airline Catering Ltd, Dyer & Butler Ltd, Gate Gourmet, Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, Sodexo, Ted Baker, Trinity Fire and Security Systems Ltd
and many more.

“A vast array of inspiration, enthusiasm and expertise all under one roof.” Herschel Grammar.

“Heathrow is the biggest employer in our area. This event is very beneficial.” Featherstone High School.

Discover more by downloading the Heathrow Jobs & Careers Visitors Brochure.

Book today
Call 01823 362800 to book your places and avoid missing out.

Visit The Heathrow Jobs & Careers Fair Website

Free Training For Your Business

22nd November 2017

The ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) has awarded some European Social Fund contracts to Brooklands College to directly influence skills and growth support to businesses and individuals operating within the Enterprise M3 LEP area.  This area includes Spelthorne area and is available to Spelthorne Business Partnership members.

Companies with less than 250 employees may be eligible for free advice & training. For a limited time only Brooklands College can offer you classroom-based, online or bespoke courses.

Examples of these courses include:

  •  Health & Safety
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 or 2016
  • Customer Service
  • HR Diploma
  • Digital Marketing

and many more……

Places are limited, so BOOK NOW by contacting Maryam (

In addition to the short courses, Brooklands College also offers a range of apprenticeship programmes and can assist with the recruitment of apprentices.   For help with this please contact or her direct number is 01932 797 742.




Jobs From Gumtree

17th November 2017


The UK’s largest online classifieds platform has launched its new jobs portal in a bid to provide a more sophisticated service and better suit applicants with employers.

While Gumtree’s existing jobs platform has been a popular resource, feedback from recruiters has shown that many are overwhelmed by large amounts of unsuitable candidates.

Another flaw for potential employers was Gumtree’s time-based listings model which meant that job-seekers were not always seeing the true breadth of opportunities available as more prominent roles could be bumped up the list.

Find our more about the new app here 

Do you have carers working for you?

17th November 2017

Juggling work with a career can be extremely challenging. Making a commitment to support the well being and health of your staff who do this is a key responsibility as an employer. The ideal objective is to encourage a culture where staff carers feel free to disclose their status in a safe environment and have opportunities to access support to help them to achieve a work life balance which will not negatively impact on their future career opportunities.

Surrey County Council has teamed up with Carers UK to give carers in our area access to a wide range of digital tools and essential resources that may make their caring situation easier.

These can be accessed at by entering the access code DGTL3562.

Carers UK are also offering free membership to SMEs of their “Employers for Carers Services.” This provides support for employers who wish to help their staff carers.

For more information please contact Maria Lewis, SCC Carers Development Officer,


Over 50s in “Unemployment Trap”

15th November 2017

A report from charity the Centre for Ageing Better has revealed that the over-50s are more likely to be out of work than other groups, and have more trouble finding new jobs. Nearly a third of 50- to 65-year olds are unemployed, with statistics on economic inactivity and longer-term unemployment falling behind other age groups. Senior programme manager Jemma Mouland said: “Employers too need to value their older workers more, offer them greater support and flexibility and stamp out ageist employment practices.”
For more BBC News

New role with the Women and Equalities Committee

16th October 2017

Do you know anyone who might fit this new role?

The Women and Equalities Select Committee (WEC) is inviting expressions of interest from individuals interested in being a specialist adviser to the Committee’s inquiry into older people and employment.

The Role

The Committee would like to hear from people who have expert knowledge on issues relating to older people and employment.

You may have expertise in government policy, the operation of the job market for older people, age discrimination, or the perspective of businesses in recruiting and retaining workers over the age of 50.

You will need to be well placed to advise the Committee about how to get the best range of evidence on the policy issues raised by the inquiry.

For more information and details of how to apply click here.

How diverse is your workforce?

9th October 2017

Through joining the committee to organise the recent Spelthorne Skills and Careers Fair we recently got to know Rebecca Denyer. Rebecca is the new Small Employer Adviser (SEA) for Staines.

The SEA role has recently been introduced to give Jobcentre Plus (JCP) the extra opportunity to connect with small local employers – in particular to raise awareness of the range of support available to them when employing a person with a long term health condition or disability.

As you might be aware,  there are approximately 7 million people (18% of the UK population) who are disabled or have a health condition. Increasing the employment rate for this demographic is important for productivity as well as equity. It’s estimated that the UK economy could grow by £13 billion if disabled people were included. Additionally, £1.8 billion is lost by businesses every month because people with disabilities leave because that business is not accessible in some way?

There are real benefits be made for small businesses from having a diverse workforce that reflects the community they do business in. Part of Rebecca’s role is to challenge the presumption that this demographic cannot or do not want to work and that the process of supporting people into work is costly and complex. However, she does recognise that small businesses face particular pressures and do not have HR departments that can support making recruitment and the workplace more accessible. As a result JCP needs to provide additional support to small businesses for them to benefit.

Rebecca would really like to discuss this further with SBF businesses. Please do get in touch with her directly if you would like to know more:

Rebecca Denyer – Small Employer Adviser – Surrey
Department for Work and Pensions  | Work Services Directorate
Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex  | Staines Jobcentre Plus
Ground Floor | 62 London Road | Staines | TW18 4HB
Phone 01784 231637 or 07769 913696 | @JCPinSurrey on Twitter  | |