Merseylearn is a partnership between Merseytravel and Unionlearn which links in other bodies including the Sector Skills Council, People 1st.
Our role is to support workers in the transport sector on Merseyside to gain the skills they need to be successful in their jobs and support a world class transport service. We also support those looking to enter the transport sector though our Sector Based Work Academies.
Support for Employment
We provide support to employers and individuals working in rail, bus, waterways, taxi and private hire, as well as to Merseytravel.
In addition to those in work, we also help people into employment by providing information, advice and guidance on careers pathways in the sector and support for people wishing to apply for jobs.
We also work in partnership with Job Centre Jobs to run Sector Based Work Academies to support training and employment opportunities within the transport sector.
For Taxi and Private Hire drivers, we offer information on the local Authority licensing requirements, the qualifications involved, and can link drivers with the organisations who can deliver these qualifications, please see the document below for more information.
Please click HERE for more information about becoming a taxi driver
Support for Careers
Merseylearn can also offer one to one structured sessions linked into the National Careers service with a qualified advisor as part of our Job Club, offering CV advice and ideas on the types of occupations which are available in the sector and to contact the different organisations involved.
Support for Skills Development
We also offer support for maths and English, working with employers and training providers to provide materials to help people improve essential skills.
Merseylearn and Unionlearn also recognise that people need ICT skills to be able to fully be a part of society, so we are partners in GO ON campaign to help get more people online and with the skills to be able to access the internet. We recruit and train “Digital Champions”.
Support for Employers
We are an Investors in People “Champion “ and “Gold” organisation and are happy to work with transport sector organisations to support the development of staff.
Merseylearn works with a variety of partners and can bring together many different resources to help employers get the best options for upskilling their staff, please contact us as below for details.
Tony Norbury 0151 330 1269
For more information on taxi skills please visit www.merseylearn.net
Bus and Employment Support
Steve Woods 0151 330 1123
For more information on bus and employment support please visit www.merseylearn.net