Wednesday, May 14, 2008

News: Rotherham employers leading the way


Employers in Rotherham are leading the way in a new initiative to help people get into work. A launch event was held recently for the DWP's Local Employer Partnership scheme were the Rotherham Primary Care Trust and Aston Hotel at Catcliffe were officially signed up. The PCT are offereing work trials and flexible working patterns and the hotel are working with JobCentre Plus on their recruitment as part of the agreement. Lesley Twigg, manager of Aston Hotel told The Advertiser: "As the business grows we continually have vacancies for staff. To respond to this we are keen to draw on the hidden talent in our local communities." The Star reports that the number of people in Rotherham completing apprenticeships has gone up by almost 90 per cent in the past three years. According to figures released today around one in 15 young people in the town are now taking up an apprenticeship when they leave school. Wentworth MP John Healey told the paper: "Upskilling our population is good for the economy - we live in an increasingly competitive world and we must unlock the talents of all our people to remain strong and prosperous."
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