HOT Opportunities Event

Join us at the HOT Opportunities Event

  • Thursday 15th September 2022
  • Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, HX1 5ER
  • 3pm-6pm

Are you from Halifax/Calderdale and unemployed, leaving school, currently looking for your next step? Whether seeking advice on a new career direction, further training, employment or simply want to learn more about the opportunities in the local area – the HOT Opportunities Event is for you!

The HOT Opportunities Event is a one stop shop for local people looking for support in their next step. Whether seeking careers advice, looking for learning opportunities, finding meaningful employment or sharing skills through volunteering, the event will guide you in the right direction and help to unlock the opportunities available to you right on your doorstep.

As a charity offering a broad range of services, Halifax Opportunities Trust (HOT) is in a unique position to be able to help people at most stages of their career, learning or employment journey. HOT has a great deal of experience in; helping people break down employability barriers, supporting learners with nationally recognised apprenticeship qualifications and building skills and experience through a range of volunteering opportunities. Something that the event will help to showcase.

The HOT Opportunities Event will take place at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, where a number of teams from the Trust will provide information about the opportunities available, in:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Early Years Roles
  • Careers with HOT
  • Employment at local organisations
  • Volunteering

Meet Local Employers

The event will also house an Employer Marketplace, set-up up to help you learn more about local organisations, the industries in which they operate and the career or learning opportunities they have available. A great way to meet potential employers in person and ask all those burning questions you have about the next step in your employment or learning journey.

The event is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the many areas of Halifax Opportunities Trust, our employment and development opportunities, as well as connect with local employers who are seeking candidates.


Partners involved

Halifax Opportunities Trust

Halifax Opportunities Trust employs over 180 people with jobs across all areas of our work from training and education to childcare and family support. We also have roles in core functions such as finance, marketing and administration.

The Trust is a Real Living Wage employer because we recognise the benefits of paying a decent wage to all our staff. We are a Mindful Employer which means we take our employees’ wellbeing very seriously and find ways to promote good mental health within the organisation. We are a Disability Confident committed employer.  The Trust offers a NEST auto-enrolment pension to all staff and has a dedicated, confidential phone-line support service (Mindful Employer Plus) through which staff can access practical advice and support.

At the HOT Opportunities Event we will discuss our available roles, provide more information about the Trust and what it’s like to work at one of Calderdale’s largest charities.

Community Transport for Calderdale

Interested in working with older people or people with disabilities?
Community Transport Calderdale is a local charity helping people with transport needs. Most of our clients are older people with low mobility or people with physical/learning difficulties.

Enhance your CV with a Passenger Assistant Apprenticeship or Volunteering opportunities at CTC.

The Piece Hall

The Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire re-opened on 1st August 2017 following a multi-million-pound transformation into a world-class heritage, trade, and cultural destination.  The last remaining building of its kind in the UK, this Grade I Listed Georgian cloth hall has won several national awards, hosted a Royal visit and attracted footfall of over 10.5 million. The central public square can hold up to 7,500 people at a time, and hosts year-round outdoor events, including film, music, performance, art, family and learning activities.

On the day the Piece Hall be providing information on current job vacancies, volunteering opportunities and casual events steward opportunities for Christmas.

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council is Building Ambition for Calderdale.

Members of the recruitment team will be talking about apprentice opportunities and other roles within the council.

Eclipse Energy

Eclipse Energy are specialists in creating energy efficient, low carbon homes. Working across our four specialties, we offer our customers a comprehensive solution that works for any property. Our diverse range of products take a ‘whole house approach’ to reduce energy costs and cut carbon emissions. Our services include:

Energy Efficient Heating, Insulation, Ventilation, Solar

We are looking for fantastic people to join our rapidly growing, award-winning company. Due to the varied nature of our work, we are constantly hiring talented and motivated people across a range of disciplines including administration, sales, and trades including electricians, labourers, roofers, plasterers, and joiners.

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

We employ more than 6,500 staff who deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals, Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, health centres and in patients’ homes. We also are incredibly proud to have almost 150 volunteers here at CHFT. We provide a range of services including urgent and emergency care; medical; surgical; maternity; gynaecology; critical care; children’s and young people’s services; end of life care and outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

On the day: Promoting a range pre apprenticeship pathways, Apprenticeships and other opportunities to develop your career at CHFT

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VSI Alliance

Formed in April 2018, Calderdale Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance is a partnership between six organisations, made up of four delivery providers (Forum, VAC, WYCAS & Locality) and two commissioning bodies (West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board & Calderdale Council), working together and sharing skills to benefit voluntary and community sector groups working in Calderdale.

  • Greenarc Energy
  • Covea Insurance
  • Along with HOT teams

What should I expect?

Expect to learn a lot about the many employment, learning, volunteering and career development opportunities available through Halifax Opportunities Trust, across all areas of our work; from training and education to childcare and family support. We will also guide you through the roles in core functions such as finance, marketing and administration.

You’ll also hear from people who currently work at the Trust to learn more about the benefits of working for a charity, as well as the experience and skills you may gain.

Opportunities to skyrocket your happiness

To find out a little more about the way we could help you, please scroll to the ‘Service Areas’ section of this page.

Want to join us and local employers and take your next step?

Register your interest now for this FREE event

Our Service Areas

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We help learners and employers find quality apprenticeships in the specialised fields of Education and Business. HOT Learning delivers quality Apprenticeships for nationally recognised qualifications.


We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to employment and our ability to understand what local people need to achieve success – putting the job seeker at the centre of our focus.

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We help businesses grow and thrive with high-quality workspaces and facilities. We are socially enterprising – income from rental of our premises and conferencing facilities supports the valuable work of the Trust in other areas.

Children & Families

When we create an environment that people want to raise their family in we raise the aspirations of the next generation. We have a range of roles available that support a rewarding career in early years.

Inclusive Integration

We enable migrant families and individuals to make the most of their new lives in the UK, through a number of Inclusive Integration programmes. Starting from September 2022, we have a range of courses that support integration and citizenship.

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We help improve health and wellbeing with intervention-based support and collaborative activities. We have a range of volunteering opportunities available to support a number of programmes.

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