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Find your next move with the Job Shop

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A host of new job opportunities are available exclusively for residents of the borough – but to access them you must be registered with Barking and Dagenham Council’s job shops.

This week there are trainee engineering roles, driver vacancies and site manager posts on offer, as well as full or part-time openings that need to be filled.

To view the roles, potential applicants must be registered with the borough’s job shops, which can be done for free online or in person at any one of the three venues in Barking and Dagenham.

Candidates must have a valid passport or UK birth certificate, proof of address and their national insurance number to join, and once signed-up a dedicated advisor will match them to suitable vacancies every week.

Councillor Sade Bright, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Aspiration, said: “We are aware that it can be overwhelming and confusing for jobseekers when it comes to finding work.

“This is why we are committed to helping as much as we can and why our job shops offer tailored help and advice, as well as exclusive opportunities for our residents, to help people unlock their potential and find their next career move.”

For more information visit the Job Shop page.

Some of the vacancies currently available through the Job Shop

A school transport driver (20 hours per week at £10.50 per hour)

Transporting students to and from school safely. Applicants must hold a full driving licence for at least two years and submit a DBS check.

Railway engineering traineeship (seven weeks, three days a week)

Aimed at 19 to 24-year-olds who are out of work, this course will provide 100 hours of on-site experience and guide attendees through to their level two qualification.

At the end of the course, all candidates will be given free personal protection equipment including helmet, high-vis jacket and boots.

General construction labourers (£95 per day)

Immediate start available. Duties will include unloading materials to areas where works are being carried out and general housekeeping. Candidates must hold a valid CSCS card.

Out of school club manager (£12-£14 per hour, full- or part-time opportunity)

Providing comprehensive care for children (3 to 11-years-old) in a safe environment. The role will include collecting youngsters from school, giving out refreshments, planning activities, and taking them safely home.

Applicants must have an appropriate childcare or play work level three qualification or above.

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