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Do you work in the hotels, restaurants or fast food outlets industry or in the construction industry in the West Midlands?

If so, we would love to talk to you. The Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick is doing some research for the Home Office on why and how different groups of people work in hotels, restaurants and fast food outlets or in the construction industry in the West Midlands.

If you are an employer or an employee we would love to talk you. If you are willing, we would like to interview you by telephone or in person for about 30 minutes at a time convenient for you. We are particularly interested in learning more about the employment of people who do not have highly specialised skills and qualifications, and the employment of migrants. The interviews cover:

  • Some background information about the company you run or work for
  • The types of work done by you and others in the company and the skills required to do this work
  • The methods used to recruit employees
  • Training availability and uptake
  • Whether the recession has had an impact on competition for jobs

If you are looking for work in one of these areas, then we would like to interview you about the type of work you have undertaken in the past, your skills and training, what you would like to do in the future and your experience of working in the industry.

The interviews are completely confidential and anonymous. No information in the report would be attributed directly to you or the organisation.

Please feel free to contact us to ask any questions or for more information.

Please contact us if you can help

Amanda Kerry amanda dot kerry at warwick dot ac dot uk or call Amanda on 024 765 23284.