Phil Duggan

Feb 9, 2021


ECO Teams Up With Reed In Partnership.

We’re delighted to announce that ECO has joined forces with Reed in Partnership’s Better Working Futures service to boost our 2021 growth plans.

Reed in Partnership delivers Better Working Futures – their name for the Work and Health Programme – across the North East and Yorkshire. The service, which is funded by the European Social Fund, provides holistic support to unemployed job seekers, including skills training; funding for qualifications, interview clothes, and travel to work; health and wellbeing support; job search & interview prep; plus anything else each participant needs to progress into work.

They also work with employers like ECO to fill their vacancies with Better Working Futures job seekers who have the right skills and are ready to start working.

We can’t wait to take our recruitment to the next level.

Sheffield Site Director; Nathan Cumiskey added how important the new partnership will be, to help him and his team reach their growth ambitions in 2021.

“It’s been great speaking to Reed in Partnership and getting to know more about its Better Working Future service. We’ve already recruited extensively in South Yorkshire over the last 18 months with our fantastic in-house recruitment team, and now that we’ve teamed up with Laura and her team at Reed in Partnership we can’t wait to take our recruitment to the next level.”

Nathan Cumiskey, Site Director, Sheffield.
Anoushka Tindale, Recruitment Manager for Better Working Futures in Sunderland, has been working with ECO to provide us with suitable candidates for our vacancies. She said:

“We’re really pleased to be working with ECO. Better Working Futures is all about removing barriers to employment, and that works both ways: by partnering up with businesses like ECO, we’re increasing the job opportunities for our participants.

Anoushka Tindale, Recruitment Manager, REED In Partnership

As well as supporting jobseekers, the service also works closely with local employers to fill their vacancies with people who have the right skills and are ready to start working. As Better Working Futures is fully funded, it’s free to both participants and employers – meaning there are never any recruitment costs.

“Now more than ever, our services are in demand from businesses who not only want to save money on costly recruitment but support their local economy by hiring unemployed people who just want to be given the chance to work.”

Director of Group HR; Nikki Welsh is also keen to take advantage of the scheme in the North East at the companies Boldon office.

We can’t wait to get started with Anoushka and Laura and really take advantage of Reed In Partnership’s expertise and position as a recruitment expert.

Our in-house recruitment teams have moved mountains for us already by recruiting over 130 members of staff in the last 6 weeks alone, so with the new partnership with REED, we’re all excited to welcome some amazing talent into our business in the months ahead.

Director of Group HR, Nikki Welsh.

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