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Placeabilitys Sarah Sanders receives Mitie Foundation Business Partner Award 2014

The Mitie Foundation is an independent charity, focused on creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds to join the world of work, by raising aspirations and unlocking people’s true potential. It was set up to bring together Mitie’s community engagement activities, as well as develop new programmes aligned to its vision.

This prestigious award comes in light of the partnership between placeability and The Mitie Foundation on their & lsquo;Ready2Work’ programme, with both parties sharing an aligned vision in helping businesses to realise the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce. The partnership for the North West programme was initially announced in March at the Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident event in Manchester.

Sanders was selected to receive a Mitie Foundation Business Partner 2014 Award due to her ongoing commitment and active involvement in developing the training provision for the North West programme, which is due to go live next month.

The & lsquo;Ready2Work’ programme combines a pre-placement training week with seven weeks' work experience plus interview/CV workshops. An employers' day is also held at the end of each programme to give candidates the opportunity to be interviewed by all employers involved in the programme, whilst exploring their long-term career progression.

Kate Clarke, Head of The Mitie Foundation, commented, “Placeability plays an integral role in The Mitie Foundation’s partnership with the & lsquo;Ready2Work’ programme. The expertise supplied by the team at placeability has been invaluable and we are delighted to specifically recognise Sarah’s valuable contribution with a Business Partner 2014 Award. I very much look forward to continuing to develop our working relationship with Sarah and the team at placeability.” 

Matthew Sanders, CEO of placeability, also commented, “I am extremely proud of Sarah’s achievements on behalf of placeability and this award is recognition for all of her hard work and commitment to placeability and the incredible work she does in helping people with long-term barriers to get back into work”.

Sanders was presented the award at The Mitie Foundation’s Annual Celebration event, which took place last Wednesday in London, with influential figures Esther McVey, Minister of State for Employment and Ruby McGregor-Smith, CEO of Mitie in attendance.

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