A NEW employment partnership has seen Arbroath based MacKays team up with Angus College to help provide job seekers with the skills and training they need to secure a job.
Already the scheme has seen six individuals gain employment with five of them recruited by MacKays to work within the company’s production area.
Candidates for the programme were selected directly from the Job Centre by the college’s employability team who identified them as most suited to working within the job roles required by MacKays.
They were then put through an intensive four week training programme spending one week at Angus College and three weeks at MacKays.
The group were then given hands on experience at the MacKays factory where they undertook training on factory procedures and health and safety.
At the end of the programme five of the candidates were offered positions within MacKays with the final candidate also gaining alternative employment.
MacKays managing director, Paul Grant said: “We are delighted by the selection and induction process provided by Angus College as part of this partnership.
“This has been an excellent exercise for MacKays and I would encourage any other local companies to consider undertaking this type of scheme.”
l The new recruits at MacKays. Pictured are, from left - Samantha Nicoll, Paul Stewart, John Murdoch, Paul Grant, MacKays managing director; Mark Torrie and Anne Jackson.