Facts & Figures

8,500 direct full-time jobs, offering employment & training opportunities for people in South Staffordshire and the surrounding areas over the next 15 years
950 weeks of training and apprenticeship opportunities
100% of candidate referrals who meet the job specifications will be guaranteed an interview and offered support during the application process

The West Midlands Interchange will be constructed on land west of junction 12 of the M6 near to Cannock and over the next 15 years will be providing direct employment and training opportunities to people living in South Staffordshire, the Black Country, West Midlands and surrounding areas. 

Winvic Construction has recently been appointed as the lead contractor for Phase 1 of the development.

With 8,500 jobs and multiple training opportunities to provide long term skills, education and experience. There has never been a better time to join such a fast-growing industry. Especially one that pays above the national average and its salaries are rising faster than the national average!

Companies in the logistics sector invest substantially in their workforce, often training individuals for engineering roles and offering apprenticeships. 

The West Midlands Interchange, with its own freight terminal will enable some of the largest freight forwarding companies to move their goods via rail. Removing the number of heavy goods vehicles travelling by road and reducing their carbon footprint. To find out more about the site and sign up to the newsletter please visit the WMI webpage.

If you have a question about one of our jobs or training opportunities, please contact us.

Staffordshire County Council, South Staffordshire District Council and Wolverhampton City Council are working in partnership to support the project. In conjunction with other key partners, supporting with the recruitment of the newly created jobs for the site.

Staffordshire Jobs and careers brokerage is a fully funded Staffordshire County Council service to support residents and businesses with employability and recruitment support. The team will employ 2 dedicated Employment Brokers who will engage with WMI contractors and support with skills gaps and training needs that are required on site during the development. All vacancies received will be advertised on the Staffordshire Jobs & Careers website. Staffordshire Jobs & Careers (staffsjobscareers.com)

All candidate referrals who meet the job specifications will be interviewed for the particular role and offered support via the Employment Broker during the application process.

 

Good News Stories

SJC attends Careers Fair at Walton High School

Great evening with SJC attending a Careers Fair at Walton High School in Stafford along with Winvic the first stage contractor on the West Midlands Interchange project. Showcasing the development and looking at different careers and pathways into the construction industry.

SJC attends Careers Fair in Penkridge

South Staffs District Council hosted a Careers Fair in Penkridge, we attended to promote the WMI development to residents and discuss the potential jobs and training opportunities that will be coming in the future.

SJC attend the launch of the new Construction Skills Hub and Advanced Construction Centre

We attended the launch of the new Construction Skills Hub and Advanced Construction Centre at Stoke College, there was a keynote speaker from the Chair of Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and a tour of the industry standard facilities. Students did a presentation showcasing Constructions skills, apprenticeships and opportunities.

SJC attends Careers Day hosted at Norton Canes High School

Norton Canes High School hosted a Careers day at their school, with students from years 8, 9 and 10. We gave a talk on our jobs roles within Staffordshire County Council and the role of the authority within the community. Winvic and Colas led activities with the students, bridge building with K-Nex and picture drawing from memory, to utilise key skills such as teamworking, communication, working out costings, time management and problem solving. We received great feedback from students and staff and the day was enjoyed by all.