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Contract wins 08.01.19


Staffline’s PeoplePlus division has been successful in the latest round of prison education tenders, securing contracts worth a total of £104.6m over a four-year period.

At the Group’s interim results, management set a target to double Staffline’s share of the prison education market from c. 10% to c. 20%, and following the latest round of allocations, Staffline will have a c.25% share and will operate in 22 prisons across the UK. The Group’s success in this latest procurement process includes retaining all of Staffline’s existing contracts and adding significant further delivery.

Chris Pullen, chief executive officer of Staffline, commented, “Growing our presence in prison education is a key strategic priority for our PeoplePlus division, and I am delighted that we have managed to exceed the target that we set at the interims. This strong performance is underpinned by our innovative proposition and demonstrates our continued success in transitioning PeoplePlus into the UK’s leading skills and training provider.”


Cielo has expanded its client portfolio in financial services to include French banking company Societe Generale. Cielo was chosen to develop and lead an innovative technology and brand enabled talent acquisition solution that will keep Societe Generale at the forefront of the competition for top talent. 

Cielo will implement a forward-thinking total talent acquisition (TTA) strategy that will support all permanent and temporary hires across front, middle and back office, which will go live on the 1st April 2019. The TTA delivery model will mitigate and reduce hiring via agency and develop a diverse and sustainable flow of talent into Societe Generale.

Seb O’Connell, managing director of EMEA and APAC at Cielo, said, “Societe Generale are a unique employer whose belief in embracing a diverse workforce and implementing unique advancements makes this a truly exciting partnership. We know that they will be early adopters of innovation and we are excited about creating a truly Societe Generale Talent Acquisition solution.”

Ben Higgins, managing director and head of human resources at Societe Generale, added, “Cielo’s expertise in total talent acquisition, combined with offering a sophisticated service-oriented approach fits perfectly with our core objectives to create sustainable routes to talent. Supporting and developing a truly diverse and inclusive workforce will remain a top priority and this innovative total talent solution will help us achieve that.” 

The new organisational programme will be based on relationship management and high touch delivery which will deliver on strategic objectives as well as accelerating growth trajectory. Cielo will have a dedicated account team of 25+ largely on site at the banking giant’s Tower Hill office who will be responsible for managing the whole recruiting workflow. 

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