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Job service wins national praise
3:19pm Thursday 10th May 2012 in News
An expanding employment service run by Incommunities has received national recognition.
The housing group’s “Get More from Life” team, which helps hundreds of job seekers, has gained accreditation to the matrix standard within a year of being formed.
The quality mark recognises organisations that support individuals to make learning and work more accessible.
The Get More from Life team is part of Incommunities’ Open Field service, which works with residents in Keighley and across the district to deliver a free package of job search, training guidance and enterprise start-up support.
Resources such as a work book have been produced.
Since last summer the team has worked with nearly 1,100 customers to improve their employment prospects.
David Allan – managing director of emqc Ltd, which manages the matrix process – said: “The 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 provide tailored customer services which are focused on improving people’s life chances and maximising their employment opportunities.”
For more details about Open Field, phone 01274 257788.