The project, run by Ingeus UK Ltd, targets fifteen London boroughs. It began in December 2009 and was set up at the start of the economic downturn to support those furthest from the labour market who found themselves in competition for jobs with newly redundant Londoners.
The modular part-time provision is tailored to address each client’s specific needs and circumstances, and client groups include ethnic minorities, single parents, and people aged 50+.
Each client has a personal employment advisor who helps them with every aspect of getting a job, including learning about different roles and industries, finding vacancies, making strong job applications and performing well in interviews.
In addition to accessing support from professional in-house advisors, Ingeus has developed an extensive supply chain of third, public and private sector organisations that can provide specialist advice and support to people with complex barriers to work.
Jobseekers have access to job vacancies from day one through Ingeus’ close links with employers in all sectors, and they can access skills training, specialist health advice, and in-work support to help them make the transition into work and progress their careers.
So far the project has achieved more than 2,240 job outcomes.
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