An expanding employment service run by Bradford-based Incommunities has received national recognition for the help and advice it gives hundreds of local job seekers.
The ‘Get More from Life’ team has gained accreditation to the matrix Standard in less than a year of being set up.
This quality mark recognises organisations which provide support to individuals to make learning and work more accessible.
The team of four experienced employment brokers are part of the housing group’s Open Field service which works with residents to deliver a free package of job search, training guidance and enterprise start-up support. They have also introduced handy new resources including a ‘Get More from Life’ work book to help its customers’ access employment and training opportunities.
Since June 2011 the team have worked with nearly 1,100 customers to improve their employment prospects with staff based at City House on Cheapside, Bradford and working from outreach bases around the district.
David Allan, Managing Director at emqc Ltd, who are responsible for managing the matrix process, said: “This matrix accreditation for Incommunities is another example of how this standard is proving effective for all types of organisations, helping them to provide a more professional service and to strive to be the best in their sector.”
Steve Short, Director of Incommunities – Open Field, said: “The ‘Get More from Life’ team and Open Field provides tailored customer services which are focused on improving peoples’ life chances and maximising their employment opportunities.
“This accreditation shows that we are delivering high quality services and also contributing as an organisation to tackling worklessness in the local economy.”
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