Festivals see 50 people employed with local security firm

Around 50 local people will take up employment with security firm Three Kings over the summer.

Through Inspira's pre-employment programme focusing on the security sector, over 100 people have completed the course, around 50 of these will be on the festival circuit this summer.

On Wednesday (27th June) local councillor Emma Williamson was part of a group celebrating the start of the season and waving off the first 12 people to start work at the festivals.

"It’s brilliant to hear that so many people have gained employment thanks to the collaboration of Inspira and three kings. Partnership working around employability skills and opportunities is key to enabling those who require up skilling, training and often chance is clearly the key to success. Well done to all those who worked hard to achieve the accreditation and secure employment."

Inspira and local Training and Security company Three Kings have worked together to upskill local unemployed people to be qualified and licenced door supervisor and security guards. The pre-employment programme has been funded through the European Social Fund, and commissioned by The Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the Cumbria LEP and LESE partnership respectively.

Inspira delivers sector focused pre-employment programmes throughout Cumbria. They are designed to match job seekers with live local job opportunities. The programmes aims are to update and improve the skills of participants so that they can compete effectively in the labour market. The programmes also make provision to support those with multiple and complex barriers to work, addressing any underlying issues and boosting their employability.

Deborah Naylor, Area Operations Manager said, “The Inspira team are helping people to move into and progress in sustainable employment. We are doing this by providing bespoke employment support as not everyone has the same barriers or job goals, so we tailor our support to be as effective as we can be. We have a great local training support network which is proven by the work that Three Kings have carried out not only offering first class training but by employing the people they have trained, giving them a great opportunity over the summer gaining valuable work experience that will look great on a CV."

Inspira and thousands of other organisations help transform the lives of jobseekers and their communities in their local area. On Friday the 29th which is UK Employability Day, these organisations will be celebrating the work they do and underline the critical work of providers.