Information sessions get residents ready to apply for jobs

Information sessions are being held to help people living in the Kirkstall area get ready to apply for new local jobs.

The sessions, which have been organised by Employment Leeds, are the latest in a number of similar workshops designed to give people a helping hand before applications and interviews.

The sessions, which take place in Kirkstall, Burley and Armley this week, are being held ahead of the opening of a new supermarket in the area.

The new Aldi store, due to open in Kirkstall this June, is recruiting a number of store assistants and stock assistants.

The information sessions will be held on April 9 at Armley One Stop Centre, 9.30am-10.30am, Hawksworth Wood Village Hall at 11.30am-12.30pm and Burley Greenhow Community Centre 2pm-3pm.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills, said:

“We know that the job market is still extremely challenging and employment opportunities remain hard to come by for many people living in Leeds.

“So by working closely with local residents and the private sector on information sessions like these, we can ensure that both employers and those people looking for work are best placed to take these opportunities when they come along.

“By giving local residents the chance to find out more about the roles on offer, we can put them in the best position to secure a new job and also ensure that employers are able to recruit from a pool of enthusiastic and well-prepared applicants.”

Employment Leeds, which is run by Leeds City Council, works with firms of all sizes based in the city and helps them to recruit new staff.

The team has worked with a range of large, established companies as well as smaller, fast-growing businesses.

Previous partnership work done by Employment Leeds has included a number of successful information sessions held earlier this year, which were designed to help local people apply for more than two hundred jobs at a new Asda store in Middleton.

Other work carried out by the team includes introducing employers to colleges where staff can be trained, developing apprenticeship schemes and helping businesses to identifying funding opportunities and incentives which can help them grow.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the new jobs in Kirkstall can contact 07891 270 634 or 07891 270 652 to book a place on an information session.

To find out more about Employment Leeds, telephone 0113 2475862 or email employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk


For more details contact:

Stuart Robinson

Communications Officer

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 224 3937

Email: stuart.robinson@leeds.gov.uk