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Making the Connection
Project CompleteA total of 221 Bolsover residents were referred to the Gateway open days, of which a total of 61 were selected to go on the pre-employment gateway training.Interview data from Tesco showed that a total of 65 Bolsover residents secured employment.

Making the Connection


About the project...

This project was initiated at short notice in response to a Tesco recruitment campaign at the distribution centre in Balborough where approximately 400 jobs were created during January – March 2010 in assembly, packing and other non-food activity.

The project provided Pre-employment Gateway training courses which gave local unemployed people the opportunity to access a short (one week) pre-interview training course.  Suitability of the clients for these vacancies was ensured by an Open Day assessment process.  Clients who passed the Open Day assessment entered the training course and were guaranteed a job interview with Tesco following completion. Clients who do not pass the open day assessment were referred to Phoenix Training or other sources of information, advice and guidance.

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