Salvation Army enlists Mitie in employability programme
A joint employability intitiative between Mitie and The Salvation Army has been so successful it has been nominated for an ERSA Employability award.
The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) is the representative body for the employment support sector – sometimes called welfare to work.
The Salvation Army approached Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcer, to help place a number of individuals, who all had specific barriers to employment but were willing to take on the training needed for the role, into work in the Essex area.
Rob Cattell, md of Mitie's Environmental+ business commented: “This is a brilliant example of how collaboration between local charities and businesses can make a real difference to local people. Mitie is committed to providing support to the long-term unemployed and this is proof that our approach works.”
Julie Bakonyvari, who is The Salvation Army's employment engagement co-ordinator for Southend commented: “Each year, The Salvation Army helps thousands of people back into employment, enabling them to achieve their full potential and transform their lives.
"Our tailored support means we can help people meet their goals and aspirations, while identifying barriers preventing them from achieving these. We have been fortunate to forge links with Mitie, who have provided valuable additional assistance to those we are supporting back into employment - we look forward to continuing this working relationship.”