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Westquay Works

With the recent development of Westquay South which adjoins Westquay Shopping Centre, there is now a large range of job opportunities available in hospitality and customer service.

The service provides advice and free training (subject to criteria) covering food hygiene, customer service and key skills.

The scheme aims to help those who are 19+ and unemployed or who have recently been made redundant to secure a job.

Launch your career in Retail
You can find your ideal retail employment opportunity with our QuickStart Employment Services (QES) organisation that has joined forces with Westquay Works to help businesses fill a range of job vacancies.

As a candidate you will enter a training programme that equips you with everything a prospective employer wants in a new recruit. You will also be kept up-to-date with the latest employment opportunities.

If successful, you will have a strong chance of gaining secure, ongoing employment that offers progression opportunities.

What training options are there?
There are two types of courses available and you can complete both training courses or choose between them.

Each one runs over five days between 9:45pm-2:15pm at Basepoint Business Centre in Southampton

Transferable Skills Training:
This opportunity is designed to develop skills you will need for all retail jobs.

You will:
Develop your knowledge of customer service, gain confidence for team-working, and build excellent communication skills.
Gain nationally recognised qualifications in Food Safety in Catering and Health & Safety in the Workplace.

Retail Training:
This opportunity is designed to develop your knowledge of the retail industry and give you a City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Retail Knowledge qualification.

You will:
Gain a detailed understanding of retail.
Examine customer service functions.
Understand the retail selling process.
Learn about stock control, handling and replenishment.

Sounds great, what should I do next?
Call 02380 682571 or email

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