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Thu, 20 Apr


Central Square

Reimaging recruitment, skills and the workforce across Telford

Space for you as an employer to engage with others in order to create solutions to recruitment vacancies in your organisation

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Reimaging recruitment, skills and the workforce across Telford
Reimaging recruitment, skills and the workforce across Telford

Time & Location

20 Apr 2023, 09:30 – 12:00

Central Square, Hazeldine House, Overdale, Central Square, Telford TF3 4JL, UK

About the Event

Re-imagining recruitment, skills and the workforce across Telford and Wrekin

The amount of people looking for work is growing in Telford and yet employers are still struggling to fill vacancies

This is a workshop providing space for you as an employer to engage with others in order to create solutions to recruitment vacancies in your organisation and across the borough, help develop future talent, increase diversity and grow a local workforce – long term.

20th April 9.30am -12 midday : At Hazeldine House Telford

Telford and Wrekin CVS, Suites 12 and 15 Hazledine House, Central Square, Telford Centre, Telford TF3 4JL

All of us need to adopt bold strategies, innovative cultures and create inclusive workforces and provide the right physical and online environment to develop people, this event provides the opportunity to do this. An event where:

  • You will have the opportunity to focus, shape and create the solutions
  • You will be with collaborating with others to deliver change
  • You will be setting long-term solutions to recruitment in Telford

This event provides the space for you to come together with others to visualise change, set priorities and design clear collaborative actions for change across the borough. It will be an event with objectives that are followed through together allowing us to join forces to imagine, design and test.

This event and those that follow it are not about tinkering around the edges, this is an opportunity to be passionate, inclusive, rooted and ambitious. An opportunity to create innovative system changes in the borough and across sectors so that we avoid simply moving from one employment crisis to another.

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More information about the event

Many businesses and organisations in Telford and Wrekin realise that they cannot just hire the workforce they need, there are not enough prospective recruits and staff shortages have become a massive challenge which then impacts on the customers, clients and consumers.

This will be an event hosted by the Telford Unlocking Potential Alliance with little presentations, it will be one where we focus your time on creating the shared vision, where you work alongside others to set system priorities for the borough, ones that matter to you, helping form how workforce objectives that can be delivered through collaborative approaches.

We need to rewild our imagine, to work together to set ambitious priorities and objectives that matter not just for organisations and businesses across the borough, but also ones that matter to people working in your organisation already, those in the area seeking work from a range of diverse backgrounds, those wanting to be recognised for their experiences, people wanting the opportunity to develop skills or those simply wanting to be in a position to look for work.

Many businesses and organisations cannot just hire the workforce they need, realising we need to take urgent steps to manage the fast-evolving crisis of job vacancies, skills shortages and cost of living crisis for those that currently work within the borough.

This event will provide your organisation room to establish need, to visualise the solutions together with others. Developing approaches that provide greater focus, speed, boldness, and innovation as we are all endowed with an ability to picture things which do not already exist in the borough.

‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them’ Albert Einstein

Who is the event for?

If you are struggling to recruit, looking to recruit for the first time or cannot find the right people with the right skills this event is for you. Come together with other local organisations to take a systems approach to skills in the borough one which will serve your organisation and be sustainable for the long term.

We are inviting employers or those looking to recruit from any sector and any type of business or organisation based or working within Telford and Wrekin to come together to re-imagine recruitment, skills and the workforce across Telford and Wrekin so that it delivers for all.

This event is supported by Lloyds Bank Foundation and the Unlocking Potential Alliance, working alongside the CVS, Job Centre, Telford Mind, Telford and Wrekin Council, Reed, SYST and Bizedprojects

Instructions for venue:

“We aim to make all our events accessible and inclusive. If you have any requirements or adjustments you would like to discuss for this session, please let us know on the registration form, and we will get in touch. If you have any questions about this workshop, please get in touch with us at

More about the Unlocking Potential Alliance

Who we are and how we plan to make a difference in Telford and Wrekin

We are a group of organisations and local people who are working together to understand how to remove barriers and create opportunities for people of all ages to reach their full potential in life. We will listen to people living and working in Telford and Wrekin to understand what challenges they and their communities face, by hearing what matters we can start to make real change in the borough; change that is quick, adaptable and led by the people that it affects.

A different way of working

We want to create support, guidance and opportunities that help people identify potential and provide the tools to unlock it. Approaches that are vibrant; responsive and accessible.

To deliver on this vision, we will encourage funding and innovation where needed, seeking to shift away from a reliance on ongoing services to support that enables the person.

Developing support and services that meet the needs of the local community by offering people the chance to shape local services that provide genuine options for drawing on people’s skills, ones that focus on early intervention and ones that provide timely support, options and encouragement.

The background to our work : Lloyds Bank Foundation

This long-term work is different from the usual work of the Foundation. It isn't about making grants but about overcoming the challenges we are collectively facing by building collaborative relationships and looking at how resources can transform and strengthen services.

The work will involve people from across the whole area, including: those who commission services in the public sector; local businesses and the private sector; those who deliver services, in particular, those VCSE organisations who are often closest to need; Social landlords; People living in the community who may need or use services; Anyone who would like to be part of the conversation!

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