Call for Derbyshire businesses to offer work experience to unemployed people

Call for Derbyshire businesses to offer work experience to unemployed people

Chesterfield-based NLT Training Services is calling on businesses to get involved with a brand new programme designed to help people get into paid employment.

Companies looking to recruit are invited to ‘try before you buy’ and offer snapshot work experience opportunities through NLT’s new Step into Employment programme.

Ahead of a recruitment drive to support its recent expansion, Superior Spas has signed up to Step into Employment and will be offering work experience placements at its site in Brimington.

Rob Carlin, Managing Director at Superior Spas said:

“We are delighted to be involved in the programme.  This year has been really difficult for many businesses and employees. The programme offers a great opportunity for companies like Superior Spas to provide work experience placements which could ultimately help local people secure employment. We are really looking forward to welcoming new recruits to our team here in Brimington.”

The FREE six-week ‘Step into Employment’ programme has been launched by NLT following the award of an ESF Community Grant.

It is designed to help unemployed people in Derbyshire who are not in employment, education or training, get work ready and secure employment. The programme prioritises young people aged 16 – 24 years old, however is open to anyone who is currently unemployed.

The programme combines classroom tutoring focusing on CV writing, interview techniques and job search support, with real in company work experience. The programme is designed to give participants the skills and practical support to overcome barriers to employment and progress to sustainable employment.

Sarah Temperton, Chief Executive at NLT commented:

“The work experience element of the Step into Employment programme is a fantastic opportunity for both participants and employers. Despite the current economic climate, there are companies recruiting and there are also many quality candidates who just need help taking their first step into employment. I hope employers get behind this programme and help us make a difference.”

Awarded by The Futures Group, the Community Funds Grant is jointly funded by the ESFA and the European Social Fund. It enables community-based organisations like NLT to deliver projects that help engage and progress ‘hard to reach’ individuals towards the labour market. The grants will support participants’ progression so that they are confident in their ability to move into employment.

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved with the Step into Employment programme, please get in touch with Janice Parker on 07947 550 571 or email janice.parker@nlt-training.co.uk.


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