An Electrical Contractor has been able to recruit new staff and upskill its existing workforce at no cost by making use of two funded employability programmes. Roger and Marlena, a dynamic husband and wife duo, had been looking for a new Administrative Assistant to join the family-run Lightworks team for months, with no success despite advertising. Through Serco's joint-working, Marlena is growing her business sustainably and at little cost to create meaningful career pathways for her staff and protect retention rates.
Serco’s Restart Scheme has helped a Coventry-based food production business to find, attract and retain the right people. Beckett’s Foods, a multi-site company, that produces over 1,000 tonnes of pork products each week, wants to remain grounded to its local routes and attract Coventry-based employees to help boost the local economy and continue operating under an ethos of being a family-run business.
With ambitious expansion plans, Birmingham’s popular tram network, West Midlands Metro has teamed up with Serco to recruit various roles within its Engineering, Customer Services and Maintenance teams. The joint approach allowed the company to access recruitment and post-employment support from Serco’s Restart Scheme (progression into work) and Skills Support for the Workforce (in work career progression) for no cost whilst tripling in size and doubling the tram fleet.
Wincanton PLC is a leading supply chain partner for British businesses, providing supply chain solutions across a wide range of sectors. With an almost 20,000-strong workforce across 200 sites, recruitment drives are common and this is where the Restart Scheme has been able to help.