There's no shortage of training centres, but we want to take it that step further and get our clients into real and permanent work.
(PRWeb UK) February 22, 2011
A proposed training centre for people with learning difficulties, disable and ex-convicts could become worth more to Scotland than just jobs and work experience.
This is according to the managing director of Britain’s prestigious executive employment consultancy UK Knack Group, announcing the plans for such a site in Edinburgh.
UK Knack Group has revealed that the major new business and training facility will be built on the site of a former city council industrial estate at Duddingston Yards, creating an estimated 80 positions and assisting 500 “unemployable” people a year back into the ranks of the productive.
The consultancy’s managing director said, “Forth Sector’s the driving force here, and their CEO has managed to attract some quality support such as Edinburgh Embroidery Services, Parkview Laundry and the handcrafted soap-makers Scottish Soapworks. These offer excellent types of work for the target employment group.”
Forth Sector’s chief executive Mike Finlayson has stated: “The idea is simply to train these people, get them some work experience and then get them into the mainstream work force.
“There’s no shortage of training centres, but we want to take it that step further and get our clients into real and permanent work.”
The spin-off, says UK Knack Group’s MD, could have far-reaching socio-economic ramifications: “Over and above new qualifications and job skills in a deprived area, the centre’s programme will result in a social rejuvenation of the entire community. Those suburbs that have been marginalised by the city’s achievers will gradually emerge to hold their heads high and to contribute.”
About The Uk Knack Group
Built on decades of experience the Knack team consists of some of the most experienced professionals in the UK and abroad who have helped thousands of businesses and people to be more successful.