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MP hails Direct Save Telecom’s employment scheme

Direct Save Telecom
Monday 29 April 13

Following on from the government’s announcement that one million people capable of work are “stuck” on benefits Watford MP Richard Harrington has hailed Direct Save Telecom’s job programme for giving the long-term unemployed an opportunity to get back to work. Direct Save recently announced expansion plans to create over 120 new permanent jobs at its Watford base. As part of its recruitment drive Direct Save has made a pledge to help the unemployed back to work &ndash…

Following on from the government’s announcement that one million people capable of work are “stuck” on benefits Watford MP Richard Harrington has hailed Direct Save Telecom’s job programme for giving the long-term unemployed an opportunity to get back to work.

Direct Save recently announced expansion plans to create over 120 new permanent jobs at its Watford base. As part of its recruitment drive Direct Save has made a pledge to help the unemployed back to work – guaranteeing an interview to all who apply.

Over the past month Direct Save has taken on five long-term unemployed workers, with more interviews scheduled for the end of the month. Although Direct Save recognises that this is just a ‘drop in the ocean’ regarding tackling the UK’s unemployment problems, it firmly believes if other companies followed suit that a real difference could be made.

The Direct Save Telecom unemployment policy was inspired by the government’s flagship unemployment programme ‘The Work Programme’ where tailored support is given to participants to overcome barriers that prevent them from finding and staying in work.

This programme can make a big difference in helping people gain the support, skills and opportunities they need to return to work and I wish the company and participants all the best for the future.”

“I am delighted that Direct Save Telecom is taking such proactive action on the Government’s ‘Work Programme’ in Watford, to help people get back into work,” says local MP, Richard Harrington.

“This programme can make a big difference in helping people gain the support, skills and opportunities they need to return to work and I wish the company and participants all the best for the future.”

Tim Whelan, 24, was one of the first to benefit from Direct Save’s commitment to helping people back to work. Tim now works as a full-time sales advisor at Direct Save’s Watford office.

“I was studying marketing at Portsmouth University and graduated in 2010, but I had been unable to find a full-time permanent position since then. It was the same old story all graduates face, I didn’t have enough experience to get a job, but I could not find a job to get experience. It was very frustrating, as the only work I was getting was short-term.

“I couldn’t be happier now that I’m working for Direct Save. I was put on ‘The Work Programme’ by Ingeus and then three weeks later the Direct Save Telecom job came up. I’m really grateful for the opportunity, firms giving the unemployed a chance are really important as people really need a chance to show what they can do.”

Direct Save Telecom CEO, Stavros Tsolakis, explains that the Direct Save will remain committed to helping the unemployed back to work throughout its current recruitment drive and further expansion plans.

“So far the standard of applicant has been very high which proves that people sometimes just need to be given a chance no matter what their circumstances are. We plan to continue this commitment and have scheduled more interviews for the end of April. We hope to announce further expansion plans in the near future where we will continue to work with local job agencies to help the unemployed back to work.”


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