Having clocked up at least 12 years of unemployment between them a group of people from Leicester is celebrating after finding new roles through the Work Programme with the help of national training provider, Intraining.
The news is good for the individuals of a county where recent figures show that the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) currently stands at over 23,000.*
All 11 have been taken on by 24/7 Recruitment to fill vacancies at international logistics company DHL.
Tony Smith, 47, was the first to be taken on as Office Supervisor and has since recruited a further 10 warehouse operatives. “I had been unemployed for over a year when I was referred to Intraining,” he said. “I’d been working as the Office Manager in our family taxi business and left as a result of cost cutting due to lack of work.
“The help and advice I received from Intraining was just what I needed. The team worked closely with me to help improve my cv and covering letters and develop my interview technique. After a couple of months I landed my first job as an Administration Assistant at DHL.”
When Tony’s contract at DHL ended he did not find himself back in the job centre. 24/7 Recruitment were so impressed with him that they took him on to manage their on-site office at DHL.
Martin Clark, Area Manager at 24/7 Recruitment said: “We always use Intraining when sourcing candidates for vacancies and when they put Tony forward for the position at DHL, we were really impressed with him. His previous experience in office management meant that he was perfect to fill our own Office Manager role.”
Rakesh Kachhela, Employment Engagement Consultant at Intraining, said it was good to have such a valued relationship in the area.
“Being 24/7’s preferred choice when it comes to recruiting staff is something that we’re proud of. The fact that we have been able to facilitate them employing this many people at DHL, through the Work Programme, is testament to the great relationship we have.”
Intraining delivers the Government’s Work Programme in Leicester as a sub contractor for Ingeus. The Work Programme is the biggest single payment-by-results employment programme Britain has ever seen. It gives personalised and tailored support to help jobseekers get back into work and providers have the freedom to design support based on individual and local need.
Businesses with vacancies who are looking for new employees and would like free assistance with recruitment can call Intraining on 0116 2238556.
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