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Jobseekers give Euro Aerials all the right signals

Jobseekers give Euro Aerials all the right signals
A nationwide aerial installation company has created 14 new jobs for the unemployed in Coventry and Birmingham as it takes advantage of the switchover from analogue to digital.
Euro Aerials Limited has taken on extra drivers and engineers to cope with the increased workload.
Employment experts Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG) has linked up with Euro Aerials and has provided the company with successful candidates to fill the roles.
Euro Aerials, which is based in Harrogate, has fulfilled its job requirements in the West Midlands area and is looking to recruit in other areas of the country with Kent the next on the list.
Vacancies filled include positions as drivers, engineers and handymen. Television is currently going digital from the existing analogue TV with the switchover taking place in regional stages.
It will mean that almost everyone will be able to receive digital TV through an aerial and will offer people a greater choice of channels and new features. The new job roles will see drivers and engineers visit homes and install the new digital package.
In total 11 unemployed people in the Coventry area are now back in employment at Euro Aerials after being helped by PPDG. Nine PPDG clients were helped through the Flexible New Deal (FND) initiative and the other two through Coventry New Deal for Communities (NDC).
In Birmingham three job seekers were helped through the Working Neighbourhood Fund programme (WNF). PPDG works with many different employers to find jobs for thousands of people across the West Midlands.
Nicki Lewis-Downing, PPDG employment engagement director, said: We have a fantastic working relationship with Euro Aerials and have provided the company with 14 clients in the Coventry and Birmingham areas who have all gone on to secure jobs as drivers and engineers for the company. It really is fantastic news as some of our clients have been unemployed for quite some time so it is just wonderful to see them get back into employment again.
We hope we will continue to work with Euro Aerials and provide more jobs for them in the future. They are a nationwide company whose engineers and drivers operate throughout the UK and as the company expands there could be further opportunities for our clients who are being helped by PPDG staff in offices throughout the country.
Paul Maguire, managing director of Euro Aerials Limited, said: As an expanding nationwide company, it has been a bonus for us to work with PPDG in filling our recruitment requirements for the West Midlands. The digital switchover has certainly created additional job opportunities including drivers and engineers.
The substantial cost savings we have enjoyed by engaging with their staff has been invaluable including advertising, candidate selection, interview facilities, management time, PPDG have even contributed towards employees uniforms and CRB checks.
All of the interviewees submitted were of an excellent calibre enabling us to employ 14 engineers and drivers to help with the switchover.
PPDGs team of employment experts provide advice on benefits, confidence building, one-to-one support, CV and interview preparation as well as finding the right job or training course. In partnership with DWP, the Ministry of Justice and Jobcentre Plus, PPDG delivers a diverse range of employment and training initiatives including Flexible New Deal, Working Neighbourhoods Fund, Learndirect and many ESF funded programmes. More than 100,000 job seekers have been helped into sustained employment by the company since the projects began.  It has trained 130,000 people in vocational skills, and over 175,000 people have benefitted from professional information, advice and guidance services.


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