Experience Corby scheme celebrated at Westminster

Young people and firms who took part in the Experience Corby initiative celebrate the success of the scheme with MP Andy Sawford at Westminster
Young people and firms who took part in the Experience Corby initiative celebrate the success of the scheme with MP Andy Sawford at Westminster
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Young people and employers who signed up to Experience Corby were congratulated at a presentation held at the Houses of Parliament, hosted by the town’s MP Andy Sawford.

Experience Corby was set up by Tresham College’s Evolve Business Training and JobCentre Plus, with the support of Mr Sawford, to match young people with local firms and help them get a foot on the ladder towards a career.

Employers offered work experience placements following a matching event in August, giving those taking part the chance to learn vital skills and help them find work.

Becky McKay from Corby, who graduated from university in the summer and was finding it difficult to gain full time employment, signed up for the initiative and was offered a work experience placement by forestry management consultants Lockhart Garrett.

She impressed the company so much, a new full-time position was created for her.

Other organisations which took part in Experience Corby were Angle, Ford & Slater, Echo Packaging, Mr Sawford’s constituency office, Ruby Mears, Cambridge Manufacturing, Cloverleaf Canine Centre, Deanslist and Tata Steel.

Following the celebration the group was given a tour of the Houses of Parliament and sat in the public gallery during a live debate.

For more information about Experience Corby or if you are an employer wishing to offer a work experience place to a local young person please contact the Evolve Business Training team at Tresham College on 01536 419570.