Recruitment partnerships seeks young people for training opportunities


The UK’s largest privately owned contractor, Bolton-based Seddon, is looking for 15 new trainees this Wednesday 7th March to take part in the latest round of its recruitment partnership.

The sector-based work academy (SBWA) scheme is run by the company in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus and Salford City College as part of a drive to deliver on-site training and career support to unemployed young people across the UK.

Successful applicants take part in a two-week training course and work experience placement are guaranteed a job interview with the company at the end of the process.

Now in its fifth year, the award-winning initiative has so far trained 45 candidates, with 5 going on to secure full-time employment at the company and other candidates offered additional support via Jobcentre Plus and Salford College to move into work in their chosen career.

Sector Based Work Academy Partners

Sector Based Work Academy Partners

This year applicants aged between 16 and 25 are invited to attend Salford City College, Worsley Campus on the 7th March 2018 at 13.00 or speak their Jobcentre Plus Work Coach.

Kat Healey, Training Manager at Seddon, said: “The sector-based work academy is one of our most successful training initiatives and offers young people in the community a real chance to get back into employment and potentially into a career in construction.

“As a company we believe strongly in investing in talent and providing the next generation with the skills they need to succeed.”

Suzanne Cross, Employer Resource Manager at Jobcentre Plus, said: We have built a great relationship with Seddon by working closely with them to support their recruitment needs, and have been able to support customers into their chosen career. As a company, Seddon have shown flexibility in their recruitment methods and made adjustments to enable our customers to apply. This initiative is well received by employers, staff and customers and has proved to be a winner”.

Allan Milne, head of apprenticeships and business development at Salford City College, added: “We work in partnership with Seddon on a number of training schemes that have given large numbers of young people the chance to develop their careers and wider skill sets.

“The sector-based work academy goes from strength to strength each year and we look forward to working with the next cohort to help them achieve their goals.”

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