Partnership Supports Hundreds into Employment

Published on 04-04-2016 for Scarborough.

A Look Back Over The Success of Scarborough Jobmatch

Scarborough Jobmatch, an initiative of Scarborough Borough Council delivered by community charity Groundwork , has supported over 200 people into employment in the past year. The organisation, which was first etablished in  2009, offers an employment support service which tailors the help it provides according to the needs of each individual.

Katie Brigham, Employment and Skills Partnership Manager at Jobmatch Scarborough, is delighted with the results: “Over the last three years we have helped over 800 people into work. We see a real need for the more intense support some need through their journey into employment and I put the success down to the personalised approach we offer”.

“We support with CV and application writing, interview techniques and short bespoke training such as confidence building, but we also get to know each individual to find out where their interests and skills lie and look for vacancies and work with partners that to achieve the roles they are best suited for. We meet clients as often as necessary to ensure they are confident and ready for the world of work.”

Simon Featherstone at Scarborough Borough Council, said: “Scarborough Jobmatch is performing a vital role in both helping local people find work but also in supporting businesses with all their recruitment needs”

Scarborough Jobmatch knows the local job market well and has developed other services to support it. They are helping with the growing need for construction skills by offering health and safety training and CSCS card testing. They also played a key role in the launch of Scarborough Skills Village in September 2015, the Borough’s first real life construction training centre. The Skills Village offers a range of courses including bricklaying, joinery and electrical and has already seen over 50 students through its doors within the current academic year.

Scarborough Jobmatch is also a professional recruitment service, which has seen its most successful year to date. The team work with companies and individuals to secure employment on both a permanent and temporary basis, again supporting the local construction industry with the labour challenges they have been facing.

The organisation is also managing STARS – the awards that celebrates the success of local apprentices. Now in its second year, the ceremony will take place on Friday 22nd July. Nomination forms are available from Scarborough Jobmatch or from local training providers.

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For more information please contact Katie Brigham, Employment and Skills Partnership Manager at Scarborough Jobmatch ( or 01723 357060)

 About Jobmatch

Jobmatch is the employment and recruitment agency of Groundwork North, East & West Yorkshire and Scarborough Borough Council. There are two branches – Scarborough Jobmatch and Jobmatch UK in Wakefield.

About Groundwork North, East & West Yorkshire

Groundwork North, East & West Yorkshire is a charity that is changing places and changing lives. We deliver projects from offices in Selby, Leeds, Wakefield, Hull and Scarborough that improve people’s prospects, create better places and promote greener living and working.