Jan 25

Grimsby, do you want to upskill this February?

This February, we are running a variety of courses and workshops to help boost your CV and your chances of finding work.

Whether you are looking for sector-specific qualifications or you want to brush up on your functional skills we have plenty of courses available.

We will be offering functional skills (Maths, English and IT) and pre-employment training, in the form of one-week workshops in the following;



Starting Monday 4th February, we will run a one-week Care workshop aimed at people who want to pursue a career in the sector.

The workshop gives learners the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications covering various aspects of the industry. It includes understanding the values and responsibilities of a social care worker, the different job roles available in care, and the different communication skills needed in the sector.

This workshop also includes a DBS certificate, which is a requirement for anyone who wants to work in Care.

A DBS check is a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. It’s an essential requirement for those applying to work with children or vulnerable adults.

The course will be delivered over one week running between 9:30 am – 3:30 pm every day and is made up of the following:

  • Level 1 in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
  • Standard DBS Check



Starting Monday 18th February, we will be running a one-week Hospitality workshop.

Our training package is designed to cover the basics and kick-start a person’s career in hospitality and catering.

Employment in hospitality is all about exploring the industry and its career opportunities. You will learn what good customer service in hospitality is, including the benefits to the company.
It will teach you the basics of serving food and drinks to customers and working as part of a food and drink team.

The Basic Food Hygiene certificate will give you an extra advantage when applying for roles in the sector.

Food safety law requires businesses to provide food handlers with food hygiene training, which teaches them how to apply proper handling, storage, and cleaning techniques.

The course will be delivered over one week running between 9:30 am – 3:30 pm every day and is made up of the following:

  • Level 1 Award in Introduction to Employment in Hospitality
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate


Functional Skills

Do you need to brush up on your Maths, English and IT skills?

These skills are essential for the workplace and a requirement for many employers.

We are running functional skills courses daily throughout February and you can sign up for them at any time.

We offer three different levels of functional skills, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. Which level you end up working at will be decided after you complete a skills check.


Are you eligible for our training?

To be eligible for any of our workshops or our Maths and English courses, you need to be over 19 and have lived in the UK or EU for the last three consecutive years (since April 2015).

If you are unemployed, you must be looking for work and on one of the following benefits, (ESA, JSA, UC).

If you are employed, you must be earning less than £15,760.

Please note, if you wish to do our IT course, you be over 19, lived within the EU for the last 3 years and must be unemployed, looking for work and on a work-related benefit only.

Eligibility will be determined at our Information Advice and Guidance appointment.

Interested? If you would like to enrol on any of our courses, then call us on 0800 433 7042 or email lewis.atkin@thinkemployment.com.