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Mr Crisp lands job at Walker’s Crisp Factory thanks to Innovative Alliance

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Over the past several years David Crisp had trouble retaining full-time employment due to personal issues, having suffered through a period of uncertainty that resulted in financial hardship. David has always been passionate about the warehouse sector with a wealth of previous experience in the industry. Following on from being made redundant at his most recent role, David was in search for a position that offered stability and job security for himself and his family.

David began working with Skelmersdale Job Centre Plus to identify opportunities. He worked closely with employment coach, Michael Llyod, who was able to refer David to local job and career development opportunities. Michael referred David for a Sector Work Academy Programme (SWAP) with Innovative Alliance. This course was to help recruit for job opportunities with Walkers Pepsi-Co and enables learners to take part in IA’s fully funded training courses with a view of being offered employment at the end of the course.

David sought to learn more about the programme and communicated with IA’s specialist team to decide if the course was the right fit for him. After meeting with the IA team and discussing his strengths and skills, it confirmed to David that the course was the right step for getting him back into the world of work. David was especially thankful to IA’s Business Development Manager, Stephen, who supported him through the entire process.

He said;

‘’From the moment I met Stephen he made me feel completely at ease, my first impression was that he is nice guy. Stephen explained the course very well and even turned up on the first day to help my tutor John welcome everyone. ‘’

David completed the course with full attendance and, after impressing the hiring manager at Walker’s Crisp Factory, he was offered the job!

He went on to thank the IA team for delivering such a high-quality course.

He said;

‘’I would recommend this course to anyone looking to do it, it’s fantastic.’’

David, along with 5 other learners were offered employment upon completion of the course. This outcome optimises the core mission of Innovative Alliance, who want to support individuals to get into work or further training.

The warehousing course covers key topics needed to kick-start a career in warehousing including, health and safety at work, developing relationships in the workplace, checking stock levels and stock records, and customer service.

The staff at IA work with learners to identify their strengths and guide them to the right courses. They offer bespoke support that help learners from the beginning of their journey until the end, and this tends to leave a lasting impression on all the learners. Through their wealth of partnerships, IA can work with local businesses to provide job opportunities at the end of many of their courses.

Innovative Alliance are dedicated to helping provide people who are currently unemployed with training opportunities to get them back into the world of work. They have a wealth of courses available, with something to suit everyone.

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