Businessman with horse among those to benefit from Ongo employability events

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 4 Jul 2018

A businessman with a horse was among the people signing up for services at events held to help and support people get into work and give an insight into career paths.

Sessions to mark Employability Day were organised in Scunthorpe by the employment support team at Ongo at its Laneham Street office and at Cafe Indiependent in the town centre.

The national day, set up by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) aims to highlight the work organisations do across the UK to support individuals back into work.

More than 50 people attended the Laneham Street event, which was aimed at people who are currently unemployed, or are looking to get into a better paid job.

It celebrated diversity in the workplace, with food from around the world and staff sporting World Cup football shirts.

The Cafe Indiependent session saw students from Frederick Gough School and St Lawrence Academy get advice and gain an insight into career paths which could be available to them once they leave education.


Humberside Police were in attendance to talk to the students about the job they do, qualifications they needed to get where they are today

Staff from different departments at Ongo were on hand to talk to the students about the job they do, qualifications they needed to get where they are today, and answer any questions about their career. Other agencies which attended included Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and Humberside Police.

Pete Tedde, employment support coach for Ongo said: "It’s great to be involved in National Employability Day, as it fits with what we do perfectly.

"The events have been a great success and we’ve signed some new people up including a local businessman, who even brought his horse along.

"Our Ongo Journey to Work has support to suit everyone, so if you're out of work or are looking to get into a better job, get in touch with our team on 01724 844848. We’d love to help."


The event celebrated diversity in the workplace, with food from around the world and staff sporting world cup football shirts

Aiden Evans, station manager with the fire and rescue service, said: "It’s great to be involved in a local initiative and to promote the roles and opportunities in Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, while supporting the local community."

Andy Hamilton, an Ongo employment support client who attended the event, said: "I’ve been working with Ongo’s employment support team for a while now and they've massively helped me, I can’t thank them enough.

"I’ve done loads of training for free, including health and safety and customer service, and my confidence has grown massively.

"The event today has been really good and I’d recommend signing up to to anyone that’s out of work."



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