SNCBC works in partnership with Sunderland City Council to provide Job Linkage, a nationally accredited information, advice and guidance service that aims to "link local people to local jobs". SNCBC contacted kickstart2employment to assist with the development a training programme for single parents trying to return to work.
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- We designed and delivered a flexible programme in a non-threatening environment, eliminating barriers wherever possible
- We utilised community sites to ensure participants could attend easily without the need for transport
- We sourced regional tutors who could empathise with the challenges facing participants
- We advised learners about opportunities for progression
kickstart2employment was able to design and deliver an engaging programme that supported participants back into the workplace. Due to our efforts in providing a programme tailored to real issues, we were able progress 52.7% of participants into further education or secure employment.
"The training programme delivered by kickstart2employment proved to be extremely effective, with a marked improvement in the motivation and confidence of all learners. A significant number of participants secured employment soon after completing the programme. I was extremely impressed by the level of commitment shown by the kickstart2employment tutors throughout the course and their ability to engage with some of the hardest to reach young people with whom we work."
Neil Pilkington, Employment Advisor. Grindon Job Linkage
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