Tuesday, December 15, 2009

News: Australians make a wise move to region


One of Australia's leading charities has chosen South Yorkshire as its first international base.

Sheffield and Rotherham have welcomed WISE Ability, a new charity that delivers employment services to disadvantaged job seekers in these areas.

WISE Ability was founded by Australian charity, WISE Employment, which operates 22 branches across Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory and specialises in providing quality employment services to local job seekers and employers.

WISE Ability is working in partnership with Remploy, one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist employment services, to deliver the Government’s Flexible New Deal employment programme in South Yorkshire.

Helped by local and regional agencies Creativesheffield, Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) and Yorkshire Forward, the move will create 40 jobs at WISE Ability offices.

John Bateup, CEO of WISE Employment, said: "We are very excited to be launching our first offices in the UK in Sheffield and Rotherham. It has involved a lot of hard work and preparation, from our own teams here and in Australia.

"With the support of local organisations such as Creativesheffield and RiDO, we are really looking forward to providing a quality employment service to the local communities in Sheffield and Rotherham."

Ms. Kay Sutton, Managing Director of WISE Ability, added: "This area of South Yorkshire is a fantastic base for our business. The local community has been very supportive and we look forward to providing and assisting local job seekers and employers."

"I am really looking forward to establishing my team and providing a quality employment service to the local community."

RiDO business development manager Tim O'Connell added: "This is a high-quality company and it's great news that it has chosen Sheffield and Rotherham, having been impressed by our workforce and support. It’s also further proof that South Yorkshire has what businesses from the UK and overseas are looking for."

WISE Ability website
Rotherham Investment and Development Office


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