WAGE members

At Work Avenue, we are passionate about helping people stand on their own two feet so they earn a living to support themselves and their families.  We understand only too well how difficult this can be if you have not had the right training, and then cannot access meaningful and practical work experience.  WAGE will offer career changers just this opportunity: the chance to train in a new field and gain vital paid work experience as a WAGE member, overseen by experienced and supportive mentors.

We will provide all the training you need to be competent in your field, and then offer you projects with small businesses so you gain the practical hands on experience to ensure that your career gets off to a great start.  In short, you gain skills and valuable experience and the business gains much needed services.

WAGE will subsidise 80% of the cost of your training, leaving you with only a small amount to pay.

Training courses are offered in the key fields below. Click each one for more information.

Graphic Design

Every company, no matter how big or small, needs good graphic design to establish their brand, promote their business and keep their customers informed. In this course, you will learn how to create design material for print and digital use. The course will focus on teaching you the 3 most important software programmes as well as important design skills and the practical knowledge you will need to work with clients and oversee projects from start to finish. At the end of the course we will help you build a portfolio and obtain paid work projects.

 

Course trainer  Deborah Gruenberger

Course start date Tuesday 20th April

Timings9.30am -1.30pm – Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Course duration 10 weeks

Cost £90

 

If you think this could be for you, please click here to complete the application

IT/Admin

Combine learning and improving your software knowledge with the softer skills required to work successfully in an office. At the end of this course you will be able to confidently undertake administrative tasks commonly used in most organisations. The course will cover the key Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more, as well as introducing the Google suite. From Office Junior to Executive PA and many roles in between, this course will increase your opportunities to forge a career in this discipline. There will be a certificate provided upon successful completion of the course and the associated portfolio. 

 

Course Trainer Adam Hutchins

Course start date Monday 24th May

Timings 10am-4pm – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Course duration 3 weeks

Cost£50

 

If you think this could be for you, please click here to complete the application

Web Design

Learn the skills & tools to be a professional web designer. This 10 week bespoke course will teach you how to work with clients and the whole web design process from research to completion. By the end of the course you will have completed a full website in WordPress and will be all set to undertake paid work experience as a web designer.

 

Course trainer Alex Shaw

Course start date Monday 19th April

Timings9.30am – 2.00pm – Mondays and Thursdays

Course duration 10 weeks (90 hours)

Cost £90

 

If you think this could be for you, please click here to complete the application

Digital Marketing

This digital marketing course will give you a good grounding and practical understanding of the different aspects of digital marketing, from search to social media and across key concepts of owned, earned and paid-for activities. This is not a technical course but will give you an understanding of digital tools necessary as well as skills to build digital marketing campaigns for start-ups and SMEs.

 

Course Trainer Howard Wilmot

Course start date Tuesday 4th May

Timings9.30am -1.30pm – Tuesdays and Fridays

Course duration 4 weeks

Cost £60

 

If you think this could be for you, please click here to complete the application

Sales

Great sales people are critical to the success of most businesses and a successful sales person can earn a very good salary. An effective tried and tested sales technique will enhance the attractiveness of their company’s product or service when they sell to clients.

In this course you will learn all the key principles of sales techniques both on the phone and face to face. Amongst many other techniques, you will learn how to ask the right questions of the right people, how to know when to close the sale and how to negotiate.

 

Course Trainers Joanna Sadie/Jeremy Bohn

Course start dateMonday 19th April

Timings 10am-4pm – Mondays, Wednesdays, 9am -1pm – Fridays

Course duration2 weeks

Cost£40

 

If you think this could be for you, please click here to complete the application

Customer Service

How frustrated do you feel when you are not treated well by a company? How upbeat do you feel when you come off a call with a customer service agent who has really understood and managed to solve your problem? This course teaches you all the best methods to become more customer focused, having the right attitude, asking the right questions and handling complaints well. It also covers the art of working well with colleagues, an important skill when working within a team.

 

Course Trainers Joanna Sadie/Jeremy Bohn

Course start date Wednesday 16th June

Timings 10am – 4pm – Wednesdays and Thursdays

Course duration 2 weeks

Cost£30

 

If you think this could be for you, please click here to complete the application

Bookkeeping

The first bookkeeping cohort are currently in training and will have completed the ICB accredited level 3 at the end of June.

Consequently, WAGE will not be running a new bookkeeping course until October 2021.

Information about this training will be posted here in due course.

 

If you think this could be for you, please click here to complete the application

If you think any of these could be for you, please click here to complete the application.

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