As part of the ‘Celebrating Success’ event at Selby Centre, employers took to the stage to discuss their findings with regard to 5E learners and their experiences getting into work. The employment advisory team is responsible for liasing between local employers and 5E learners, assessing the requirements for a particular job role as well as ascertaining the skill and suitability of the role for different candidate profiles and needs.

“As an employer who is looking for people like you and who has employed many from the 5E pool, I like it when I see people smiling when they get certificates. This is the beginning of the road. Now you need to go ahead with the success that you have and go and get that job, go and start the business, go and be successful. This is the beginning of your success.”– Remi Okeshola, Director RMSS Consulting & Associates Ltd
“We are very happy with the standard of staff 5E sent us. They sent 13 people to us and we employed them all. In the two wee trial, they showed us that they were really willing to work and had skills to be Matalan employees. The management team was happy with every single one of them.”– Denise Cummins, Sales Manager, Matalan — Wood Green