Restart Scheme

Restart Scheme Commonwealth Games Jobs Fair

Exclusively for Restart Scheme Participants, this jobs fair will introduce hundreds of work-ready jobseekers to Commonwealth Games contractors who are offering a variety of roles across sectors.

Also in attendance will be employability specialists from Serco’s network of delivery partners to support jobseekers on the day, Serco’s Employer Engagement team to support employers, and DWP Jobcentre Plus representatives.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, 20th May 2022 
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00  (Employers to arrive for 9:15 set-up and welcome | Participants will be offered a convenient timeframe to attend)
  • Location: Matthew Boulton College, 1 Jenners Road, Birmingham, B4 7PS (scroll down for map)
  • Light refreshments available

To secure your place, simply talk to your Restart Scheme Job Coach.

What's on offer?

For Participants: The Commonwealth Games provides ample opportunity to explore new job markets or return to a sector in which you have experience. This event is designed exclusively for you to explore the roles that are available in the lead-up, during and after the Commonwealth Games. This is your opportunity to meet the employers in the room and learn more about what each role entails.

Employers in the room will be representing these key sectors: 

  • Security 
  • Stewarding 
  • Catering
  • Hospitality
  • Cleaning
  • Admin
  • Retail 
  • Maintenance
  • Logistics 

Transport can be arranged for you to the venue. To secure your place, simply talk to your Restart Scheme Job Coach by Monday, 16 May. 

For Employers:  We are offering you in-the-room introductions to hundreds of work-ready jobseekers; sourced from our dedicated network of employability specialists. All jobseekers in attendance are currently undertaking pre-employability training, coaching and development, proving their commitment to securing meaningful employment.  Our dedicated Employer Engagement Coordinators will be on hand throughout the day to proffer advice and guidance about any recruitment challenges that you face. We look forward to welcoming you on the day. 

Please take a moment to learn about the tailored, fully funded recruitment support service we can offer you through the Restart Scheme to help you overcome recruitment challenges and significantly reduce the cost per hire.

Restart Scheme Employer's Service

EMPLOYERS | How an introduction at a Jobs Fair helped this local business to recruit.

Serco’s Restart Scheme has helped a Coventry-based food production business to find, attract and retain the right people. Beckett’s Foods, a multi-site company, that produces over 1,000 tonnes of pork products each week, wanted to remain grounded to its local routes and attract Coventry-based employees to help boost the local economy.

Through a tailored, funded recruitment support package, the business has onboarded various Operative positions, with their Talent Acquisition Manager, Sarah Langford, saying: 

“Yasmin suggested innovative ways for us to save time during the recruitment and onboarding process. This included Yasmin advertising our roles, pre-screening and applicant sifting, as well as booking dedicated timeframes in the diary where all we needed to do was show up and interview the very best candidates for the job. We didn’t need to juggle diaries to accommodate a single interviewee. 

"It worked really well! We have had a great success rate of those who we interviewed, and those who we have employed have a genuine desire to be here. We’ve onboarded 5 new employees so far, with more to come."

How to find us:

This event is being held at the Matthew Boulton College, B4 7PS on 20th May.

Parking is limited so please make use of public transport where possible. There is a public carpark opposite the venue.