In a bid to widen its reach and assist more disadvantaged individuals in finding meaningful employment, Pentra Services is presently recruiting additional skilled personnel. To accommodate its expanding workforce, the company has now made the decision to relocate its offices.

Pentra Services have opted to remain within Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre on Dover Drive in Ellesmere Port where it currently resides, but will move to a larger office space in Unit C20 at the same address.

The new larger premises have been selected to offer suitable office space for the increased number of staff, hired to fulfil the growing business needs of the company.

The not-for profit-organisation is also pleased to announce it will be offering additional opportunities. Volunteers will be invited to work alongside Pentra Services, gaining practical work experience with positions likely to be announced by summer.

Acquiring first-hand experience in a chosen profession can be an invaluable step in advancing careers. Ideal for building personal confidence and practical skills, temporary work placements can improve chances of future employment, not only adding to work experience but providing an important reference at the same time.

Business Manager at Pentra Services, Liz Kinnish, commented:

“The new offices will allow us to not only continue to provide the same dedicated service to all our clients and partners, but enable us to expand and realise our goal of being Cheshire employer’s chosen provider.”

The company’s moving date to the new address is currently set for Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Pentra Services is pleased to announce a new series of workshops scheduled for 2020.

Aimed at individuals currently seeking new employment opportunities, these bespoke workshops have been carefully crafted to assist with both personal and practical skills. Using a combination of direct learning, research, job brokerage and work trials, this carefully balanced programme will give candidates all the essential abilities and knowledge required to enter today’s workplace.

The WORK IN-SIGHT (WIS) programme

The first programme of workshops has been engineered to give those taking part a strong foundation of personal skills to build on. Presented in a modular format, candidates can select the specific areas they need to work on. Among the topics tackled in the workshop are building self-esteem and confidence, timekeeping, and ways to stay motivated. The value of clear communication goal setting will also be covered along with the importance of both equality and diversity in the modern work environment.

The second part of the programmes looks at more practical aspects of gaining employment. Tips on personal presentation will be given along with interview techniques to prepare candidates for meeting employers face to face. Guidance on making applications effectively will be covered and advice given regarding long-term careers and potential self-employed opportunities.

E-LEARNING with Pentra Services

In this set of three workshops candidates, will learn how to use social media to locate and apply for work. The first workshop kicks off with an introduction to social media, giving those attending a grounding in the subject while the second delves into communication channels and different types of social media including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. In the third and final workshop, candidates will learn valuable career planning options and how to identify the “hidden jobs” market online.