A pioneering job creation foundation spearheaded by Hunslet based BE Fuel Cards has promoted four of its recruits into full time employment and launched a second bootcamp with thirteen trainees.
Creating dozens of short term jobs and hundreds of long-term career opportunities, the foundation is investing up to £5,000 to put each recruit through its training programme and paying them a salary for its duration. Successful candidates will be awarded a recognised qualification from The University of Derby.
The first four graduates – who were previously long-term unemployed – are now earning a minimum £16k annual salary with BE Fuel Cards team, with the potential to ramp up their earnings.
Bootcamp recruits hail from wide-ranging backgrounds – some are long-term unemployed and others have previously worked on temporary contracts.
Sourcing candidates via non-traditional routes, including community organisations such as the Probation Service and the Prince’s Trust, recruitment is also underway for a third bootcamp in January 2014. Would be employees are invited to the foundation’s offices in Bowcliffe Road, Hunslet on December 6 for two information sessions held at 10.30am and 12.30pm to hear more about the opportunities available.
Foundation leader June Forsyth said:
“This week marks another milestone in the foundation’s formative development as we celebrate our first graduates progressing to full time roles – and welcome our new recruits.
“Forging partnerships with a wealth of wonderful community organisations is enabling us to unearth some fantastic talent and we look forward to meeting more potential employees – with or without telesales experience – on December 6.”
Razaquat Hussain, a graduate of the first bootcamp, said:
“It’s absolutely brilliant to be in a full-time job with BE Fuel Cards. If someone had said to me a year ago that I would have this opportunity I wouldn’t have believed them – I’m now in the process of buying my own house and life couldn’t be any better!”
For more information on the opportunities available, visit www.bayfordfoundation.co.uk or call 0113 202 5129.