Tuesday, 5 November 2013

RVEF helps secure employment through Steps to Work

Cheers! Local business employs TWO through Steps to Work 
A local hospitality complex has recently recruited two young people through the Department for Employment and Learning's, Steps to Work programme, which is delivered throughout the Borough by Roe Valley Education Forum.

The Steps to Work programme provides the unemployed or economically inactive, 8 or 26 week work placements with businesses and community organisations across the Borough. The placements are a key ingredient in getting people back into work, offering participants structure to their day and opportunities to gain and improve their employability skills. 

Unable to secure permanent employment, Ryan O’Kane and Scott McIlmoyle joined the Department for Employment and Learning's Steps to Work, 8 week 'Back to Work' option.  With experience in the hospitality sector, Roe Valley Education Forum sourced relevant placements with The Corner Bar and Market Yard complex in Limavady’s town centre.

Danny Mitchell, The Corner Bar’s Manager said: 'These are the first Steps to Work placements the complex has provided for local young people. The programme offered the business an opportunity to ‘trial and train’ Ryan and Scott for FREE, in various aspects of operating a busy bar. Both participants progressed well in placement and we are delighted to offer both Ryan and Scott, permanent employment.’

Diane Rathfield, General Manager for Roe Valley Education Forum said: 'RVEF is delighted that another local business has experienced the benefits of recruiting and training potential staff for FREE, through the Steps to Work programme.  Businesses from all sectors, can benefit from this employability initiative and currently, with DEL’s Employer Subsidies still available to access, now is the perfect time for businesses to employ people out of work. ‘

If unemployed residents would like to find out more about The Steps To Work programme, or if local businesses wish to partner with RVEF in offering work placements and would like further details about the Department for Employment and Learning’s Employer Subsidy, call RVEF on 777 69469 or visit www.roevalleyeducationforum.org for further details.