Salford Advertiser - - MANCHESTER MATTERS -

A CHAR­ITY that has helped more than 100 job­seek­ers back into work has won a top award.

Set up in April 2012, Manch­ester Cathe­dral Em­ployer Part­ner­ship has been hon­oured with a Busi­ness in the Com­mu­nity Award.

The award seeks to cel­e­brate busi­nesses go­ing be­yond their nor­mal core ac­tiv­ity, mak­ing a dif­fer­ence by in­vest­ing re­sources, staff time or funds in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

The pro­gramme, aimed at sup­port­ing dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple back into work, has a var­ied se­lec­tion of em­ploy­ers as mem­bers. They pro­vide vol­un­teer­ing and men­tor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The pro­gramme of­fers pro­fes­sional stan­dard train­ing, ca­reer talks, work­shops and prac­ti­cal sup­port for job in­ter­views.

The most unique el­e­ment of this part­ner­ship comes from the em­ploy­ers, who guar­an­tee to in­ter­view can­di­dates from the pro­gramme. Up to 60 per cent of the vol­un­teers on the pro­gramme move into em­ploy­ment af­ter com­plet­ing the scheme.

Lau­ren Bai­ley-Rhodes, of Manch­ester Cathe­dral Em­ployer Part­ner­ship said: “We are thrilled to be win­ners of the Busi­ness in the Com­mu­nity Award.”

Visit manch­ester cathe­ vol­un­teer­ing.

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