Relationships with Employers

& Training

Relationships with Employers

We have long standing relationships with numerous employers spanning many occupational sectors.  We invite small, medium and large employers to be involved in the design of our courses, so that they meet employer needs, both now and in the future.  Our courses provide students with the skills and qualifications to succeed in the world of work.

We work very closely with our employers, and they offer support with:

  • Talks and presentations to students
  • Visits and tours of real workplaces
  • Mock interview sessions, so students get a real employer interview
  • Work experience, so that students get to see and have a go at the job they are interested in, whilst being guided by expert staff
  • Progressions to apprenticeships or jobs with training

I have worked in partnership with Juniper since September 2018 where they have been supplying us with a variety of Apprentices across the Epwin Group. Juniper have worked closely with managers regarding developmental apprenticeships with our current staff across a job range of Team Leader/Supervisor / Business Admin and Customer Service.

I have always found them to be very professional and responsive to our requirements but also supporting the Apprentices during their journey.

Would certainly recommend using them.

– Sarah Kenjic, Resourcing Manager, Epwin Group, Telford

We have been looking to strengthen our team and Juniper Stockport approached us at the right time. It’s great to see local community work closely together, providing brighter futures for the local young people. Our needs were identified well by the staff; communication was and still is second to none. We have now employed a bright young man, who has had a great experience; he is hard working, pro-active and has already progressed within the team.

– Cafelito Coffee Lounge, Stockport

At Godiva Bearings we have always tried to recruit from the local area so when we were approached by Juniper Waterfront to take on young people for work experience we jumped at the chance.
Juniper has always had the interest of the employee at heart and they have matched many of these young workers with Godiva Bearings extremely well. We even had a work experience candidate start a full time apprenticeship.

Keep up the good work Juniper! As long as we are both giving young people placements, then they will always gain experience which could help them find their vocation in life.

– Godiva Bearings, Dudley

Juniper Waterfront have worked with Interserve to supply potential staff using work experience days with the company on site at our Healthcare Contract in Dudley. We were able to find young people who hadn’t had much time in a workplace so came with no preconceptions or ideas; but they were willing, bright and conscientious in their approach to the work undertaken on site. We have found someone that we are keen to offer employment to, in a position where they can grow and gain many skill sets which should see that they prosper and are able to fulfil their full potential.

We found Juniper supportive through the work experience period offering a variety of services that help enable the smooth transition from a young work experience person to a potential employee!

– Interserve, Dudley

The Salvation Army in Chesterton have been working with Juniper Hanley for many years now. We have taken many students supporting them in the work placements we offer here at ‘The Salvation Army’. Juniper Training has the knowledge and understanding of their students to put them in the right placements, this has given me great confidence in what they are offering to their students and I would highly recommend them to any other company.

– Salvation Army, Hanley

Mode are happy to offer work experience placements to students at Juniper Training, Stockport. We feel it’s important for young people to try different aspects of a business so we offer experience in administration, social media, website updates and pastoral care.

Jill and John at Juniper have been extremely helpful and have made ‘MODE’s’ experience with the students a really positive one! I would definitely recommend Juniper to other local companies.

– Mode Recovery & Rehabilitation, Stockport

Work Experience

We understand that having a student on work experience requires an investment of employer time and support so that both the student and employer gets the most from the experience.  These young people are the future of our workforce and it’s important that they get to see the workplace first hand, whilst being supported by enthusiastic supervisors. 

To ensure that both our employers and students get the most from the work experience placement, our Progression Coordinators are always on hand to provide ongoing support.  This includes telephone contact, visits, progress reviews and discussions around progression.

Louise Downey – Progression Coordinator at Wolverhampton arranging work experience for Olivia with Gurpreet Singh at Gills Funeral Care

Louise Downey, Progression Coordinator at Wolverhampton Centre, arranging work experience for Olivia at Gills Funeral Care

Recruitment Solution Service

We also offer employers a recruitment solution service, to support them in filling hard to fill vacancies.  Our Employer Engagement Team, based at head office, would be delighted to discuss this further with you.  Alternatively, you can contact the Progression Coordinator at your local centre.

I have always found the team at Juniper Telford to be very supportive to us and their students. They have always placed students with us who are both willing and eager to learn; in fact last year we offered one of their students an Apprenticeship which he completes in April this year.

The opportunities that Juniper offer these students is fantastic and I hope we continue to have a relationship with them for a long time to come.

– Shoe Zone, Telford

Mr TyreWe are happy with all the students that we have had come to us and with Juniper staff they have been very helpful to us especially Carol (Progression Coordinator at Walsall); we look forward to working with you in future

– Mr Tyre, Walsall

Mt GlobexJuniper have proven to be a fantastic partner and have consistently delivered excellent training and support to young employees and trainee’s

– Mt Globex, Walsall

Very happy with our work experience student. Found the whole process a pleasure and the service is a benefit to our business

– JP’s Teapot Cafe, Walsall