Work scheme helps trio get employment

SDL Minorfern's latest recruits Ben Ranson, Wesley Caunt and Keir Wass who secured work with help from recruitment team Ingeus.
SDL Minorfern's latest recruits Ben Ranson, Wesley Caunt and Keir Wass who secured work with help from recruitment team Ingeus.

THREE young men have landed jobs at a vehicle distributors thanks to a work scheme aimed at supporting employers willing to provide job opportunities.

Wesley Caunt, of Tibshelf, Keir Wass, of New Tupton and Ben Ranson, of Arkwright, all aged 21, have just been rewarded with positions at the Clay Cross headquarters of car and van spare parts distributor SDL Minorfern.

Their success follows a package of support from employment specialists Ingeus which delivers the government’s Work Programme in the region.

SDL Minorfern managing director Nick Holland said: “It’s been a remarkably smooth employment process. All three were very keen and their enthusiasm shines through. Working with Ingeus during the recruitment made things easy as they took all the hard work out of finding suitable candidates and provided a shortlist for us to interview. It’s proven very effective.”

SDL Minorfern also benefited from the Government’s Youth Contract scheme that encourages employers to offer jobs to people aged between 18 and 24.

Keir, Wesley and Ben had struggled to find work despite their potential until they were referred to welfare-to-work provider Ingeus. The company offers a free recruitment service with CV-sifting to hosting recruitment days with on-going support for new staff.