Renaisi won the contract to manage New Deal’s Environmental Task Force (ETF) programme in Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth. This, added to the contract won in Hackney and the ongoing delivery in West and North London shows the programme team is going from strength to strength.
The ETF programme helps 18-24 year olds find work experience opportunities and work trial placements with companies that offer some kind of benefit to the local community and the environment. It enables young adults to gain the experiences needed to find suitable and sustainable employment even if they do not have any qualifications. Renaisi has managed the contract in West London for the last four years, and over the last year, has successfully allocated work experience placements for 79 clients.
According to Renaisi Principal Consultant Marcus Miller, “Our biggest challenge when opening up the programme in a new area is establishing a reputation as a good provider, but we have shown in the past that we can do just that”. Renaisi was appointed by Skills Training UK to manage their south London contract and have recently opened an office in Brixton to start building relationships with employers and Job Centres in the area. The Programme in Hackney has been running for 6 months, and is already well on the way to achieving their target of 45% of clients in full time employment in the first 12 months.
This is further boosted by the programme team moving to offices in Renaisi House, Shoreditch. “Bringing the team in-house will give us a closer relationship with the clients and better monitoring” says Renaisi Consultant Tom Watson, and thanks to Greenworks, the new office is being fitted out with all recycled furniture too. The ETF team is committed to working with local businesses and community groups, and if you know of any opportunities for work experience or a work trial for a particular vacancy please get in touch to discuss the many benefits available. Please call Marcus Miller on 020 7033 2600 or email email@example.com