Partnership approach secures jobs for workers at new Iron Forge pub in Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Jul 2018

Three people have successfully secured jobs at a new Scunthorpe pub through a partnership approach to recruitment.

They will start paid employment with Marston's at The Iron Forge, which is set to open at the site of the former Mallard pub and restaurant on Burringham Road this month.

The employment was secured through a partnership involving Scunthorpe Jobcentre Plus, Southbank North Lindsey College and Marston's.

Customers claiming Universal Credit and other benefits are given the opportunity to undergo a sector-based work academy.

This involves a short spell of accredited training, a voluntary work experience element and gives those completing it a guarantee of an interview with the employer.


A partnership approach to recruitment helped secure jobs at The Iron Forge pub in Scunthorpe. Pictured are Kevin, Adam, Richard (recruited team member), Tammy (recruited team member) and Alicia

Anne Brewster, employer and partnership manager for Jobcentre Plus, said: "This is a great way of supporting those who might not normally be successful at interview.

"People completing the training can pick up new skills, get support applying for roles, update their CV and practice at mock interviews.

"This gives them a clear advantage when applying for work.

"I am delighted that Marston's have given work to these people and wish them every success.

"The great thing about those claiming Universal Credit will mean that they will be supported into work and whilst working, if needed, without the need to claim other benefits."

Cheryl Jackson, operations manager for Southbank North Lindsey College, said: "North Lindsey College are pleased to be a partner with Marston's and Jobcentre Plus during the recruitment phase for the opening of The Iron Forge.


Kathryn Bennett, Helen Rayner, Helen Bee, all from Southbank North Lindsey College, Lorraine Gleed (Jobcentre Plus), Adam, Thelma Slavin (Jobcentre Plus), Kevin, Tammy, Richard and Alicia

"Southbank delivered a range of qualifications including World Host that supported the skills needed to gain employment within the hospitality industry and we wish The Iron Forge all the success in the future."

Kevin and Alicia, the general managers for Marston's, said: "The Jobcentre helped us enormously and made sure we had great facilities and provided such a fabulous course.

"The sector-based work academy certainly provided us with quality candidates with real life skills that add to our ethos of team work, care and a quality workplace."

Adam, who is being taken on as a kitchen apprentice, said: "The training course has helped me change my career.


Alicia (Marston's general manager), Adam (apprentice) and Kevin (Marston’s general manager)

"Everything about the course helped me from start to finish. It gave me an insight into the profession and showed me there are opportunities to progress.

"My Jobcentre Universal Credit work coach, Michael, has supported me a lot and he suggested the course to me."

Any employer wishing to know more about sector-based work academies can contact the Scunthorpe employer engagement team on 01724 274477.



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