Rathbone wins bid to help job seekers into work

Rathbone wins bid to help job seekers into work

Posted by Richard Bond |  29th June 2018

Rathbone has recently been successful in winning a bid to help dozens of disadvantaged and long-term job seekers in Walsall get into work.

Run by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the £463,215 contract starts this summer and runs for the next three years.

The Employment Support Pilot will give people in Birchills Leamore tailored job advice and specialist support in the heart of their own community, and will also help equip low paid workers with the skills needed to land better jobs. There will be a particular focus on young people, disabled people and other vulnerable groups.

Cllr George Duggins, the WMCA’s portfolio holder for Productivity and Skills, said: “There are record numbers of jobs being created in the West Midlands but some people are still missing out.

“So I’m pleased to have Rathbone Training on board and together help make sure that everyone in society has the chance to benefit from the job opportunities out there.”
Kelly Eames-Morris, Midlands Regional Director from Rathbone Training, added: “We are delighted to be a part of the Employment Support Pilot and working with the WMCA to help people in the Birchills & Leamore area to find and sustain high quality jobs.”

The pilot is open to anyone living within the area, aged 16-65, looking to up skill, get into work or develop their employability skills and techniques.

For more details, please call 01922 638 131