An exciting new project is kicking off in Corby that guarantees paid, full time jobs for up to 120 unemployed young people over the next 12 months.
Spearheaded by local recruitment specialists Echo Personnel in partnership with Northampton College and Corby Jobcentre Plus, Wise Up for Work offers free pre-employment training courses in warehousing or manufacturing for Corby young people aged 18 to 24.
The four week courses, funded by Corby Jobcentre Plus and the Skills Funding Agency, will get the young people ready for work by equipping them with the skills and attitude that employers are looking for and at the end of each course.
Wise Up for Work actually guarantees every trainee who shows the right commitment and meets the required standards a paid, full time job. The jobs will either be with one of the many local companies who have already pledged their support for the project, or with Echo Personnel, an established local recruitment agency that employs more apprentices than any other company in the whole of Northamptonshire.
The training will take place at a brand new 6,000 square foot training facility on Corby's Willowbrook Industrial Estate, which Echo Personnel has kitted out as part of a £30,000 investment theyâre making into this pioneering programme.