An organisation that supports disabled and disadvantaged people into employment and training has opened a new office in York.
Remploy, the UK’s leading provider of specialist employment services, launched the new site in Priory Street earlier this year. Since then, it has successfully supported four job seekers into employment and expects that number to rise significantly as its caseload increases and employers become aware of its presence in the city.
Pete Scott, a Remploy employment advisor, works in the new office three days a week, providing a range of specialist employment services, including confidence building, help creating a CV that highlights a candidate’s abilities and advice on interview techniques.
He said: “I get a huge amount of satisfaction from my job, providing support to people who in many cases have significant barriers to work.
“An important part of my role now is to get to know local employers and make sure they are aware of the full range of services we offer and how we can help meet their employment needs.”
Pete joined Remploy in February, having worked for five years in the employment services sector and before that in retailing. “It’s exciting to be in on the start of something,” he added. “My aim is to play a part in transforming the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people in York by helping them to secure and retain secure jobs.”
Nationally, Remploy found 18,500 jobs for disabled and disadvantaged people last year, a 4% increase compared to the previous 12 months. The number supported on the Government’s Work Choice programme for people with more severe disabilities or health conditions increased by more than 7%.
Picture caption: Pete Scott
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Notes to editors:
- In the last five years Remploy has found more than 80,000 jobs in mainstream employment for people with a range of physical, sensory and mental disabilities and other disadvantages.
- Remploy partners with more than 2,500 of the country’s biggest employers including Marks & Spencer, BT, ASDA, Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s and the NHS
- Remploy has an increasing focus on providing specialist disability employment services to people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
- It has a successful specialist service which supports ex-service personnel who have left the forces with disabilities or health conditions
- It continues to invest in developing innovative approaches and services for employers which are cost effective and business efficient including consultancy and a vocational rehabilitation service