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New scheme for unemployed

Stephanie Dickens, human resources manager at Local Link Recruitment, and Donna Garrard, employability development manager at Boston College. EMN-140813-150933001

Stephanie Dickens, human resources manager at Local Link Recruitment, and Donna Garrard, employability development manager at Boston College. EMN-140813-150933001

A Boston-based recruitment agency has launched a programme to help unemployed people in the town gain the skills they need to find work.

Local Link Recruitment, in Wide Bargate, has teamed up with Boston College and Jobcentre Plus to run the scheme, which it describes as a ‘sector-based work academy’.

It will be open for 20 unemployed people.

Selected candidates will receive intensive training with the college designed to make them more employable.

This includes such aspects as interview skills and writing a CV, as supported by Local Link’s human resources manager Stephanie Dickens.

It will be followed by a period of work experience within Local Link Recruitment, culminating in a job interview.

Managing director Iwona Lebiedowicz, who is also a governor at Boston College and supports organisations such as Junior Chamber International and the Young Enterprise programme as well as Business Language Champions, says she is fully committed to giving back to 
the community.

The project follows on from her work in February 2012, where she ran a training programme to help unemployed local youngsters.

She said: “At Local Link one of our core business values is ethical trading.

“Part of that is our belief that everyone deserves the best opportunity to find fulfilling work.

“We are delighted to be able to use our experience and expertise to help local people gain the skills that will help them succeed in a competitive jobs market.”

 

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