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Central Employment and Changing Lives join forces to help more into work

A recruitment firm is partnering with a charity to remove employment barriers.

Central Employment and Changing Lives have joined forces to help more into work.

The alliance will see Newcastle-based Central Employment provide applicants with CV drafting and interview technique support, as well as coaching and work experience.

The firm has also donated £5000 to Changing Lives, raised from a number of fundraising activities, which bosses say will be used to combat further employability hurdles, such as financial and mental health issues.

Will Palmer, Central Employment director, said: “As a highly experienced recruiter, we can identify the opportunities and the barriers to employment.

“Working with Changing Lives, we will use our staff’s specialist skillsets to help bridge the gap into employment.”

Alice Fisher, Changing Lives’ corporate fundraising manager, added: “This is a generous donation and very much appreciated by the team.

“We are looking forward to seeing how we can exchange best practices with Central Employment, as it is crucial everyone leads a fulfilling life.”

Since 2010, Changing Lives has provided four regional services to help people into employment: Get Ahead, which covers Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland; Moving on Tyne and Wear; Reaching Out Across Durham and Step Forward Tees Valley.

Each have placed people into sectors including retail, construction, professional services, education, hospitality and health.