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 cathedral.org/ volunteering.