What you can expect from i2i:
* Access to impartial information, advice and guidance to ensure you can make well-informed choices.
* Staff who will identify and meet individual needs and requirements and who will offer support in overcoming challenges and barriers to achieving employment goals.
* Clear targets and support to reach your goals.
* Support through regular meetings on at least a fortnightly basis.
* Opportunities to attend workshop-training sessions to develop jobsearch and employability skills.
* Your CV reviewed and if necessary developed in order to be appropriate for the employment market.
* Links with external agencies to provide additional or specialist support where appropriate.
What i2i expects from you:
* To make a commitment to gain sustainable employment.
* To engage fully with the support and training that is provided by i2i.
* To come with an honest and open mind, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills.
* To behave in an appropriate manner, taking responsibility for our own actions and to treat everyone with respect.
* To attend all interviews and appointments with i2i on time and ready to participate.
* To maintain good hygiene levels and appearance in line with employers’ expectations.
* To keep i2i notified of any changes in personal circumstances.
Working in partnership:
"Staffline Group have been working along side i2i since December 2011 and between them have forged a professional working relationship. Staffline are currently recruiting contractors for 2Sisters Food Group based in Scunthorpe which i2i have been providing between 5 and 7 contractors weekly for production operatives. We are currently working together in preparation for recruiting Apprenticeships and NVQ Candidates which will help with retention with in the factory. I have attended a careers day within the i2i Offices which also showed how i2i helped their contractors find employment with companies within the area."
Karen, Staffline Group
"During the time we have been working with i2i, we have found them to be highly professional and accurate. The candidates put forward have always been of the correct temperament and personality to work in our industry. I would not hesitate to recommend i2i to other care organisations."
Raj, 1st Hand Care
"We were very pleased with the service provided by i2i. They worked with us every step of the way to determine our exact requirements and locate a suitable candidate for our vacancy."
Sarah, Swift Business Solutions Ltd
"I would like to take this opportunity to express how thoroughly delighted we all are with the service we got from i2i as a company and from yourself as our principal contact, you really went above and beyond to help us out and you sent us through a wonderful calibre of candidate who I have every confidence will be able to perform this role with distinction. You have been a pleasure to work with on this contract and should we be recruiting again in Coventry we will be sure to use i2i as our first point of call. On behalf of the whole team, thank you and congratulations on a job very well done!"
Sam, Tallent Automotive
"Over the past three years I have had a close working relationship with Inspire to Independence Manchester, and two of their employees in particular Emma and Kim. Because of this relationship this is now the only way we at Impact Security Solutions recruit Security Officers in the Greater Manchester area. We have used Inspire to Independence to recruit a high stranded of Security Officer for blue chip office blocks and retail outlets. We have never been disappointed in the standard of person that this company finds for us to interview and recruit. When we have experienced difficulty in dealing with people we have recruited we still call on the service of this company to help guide and sometimes cajole the recruited to meet the high standards that we require from them. Both Emma and Kim have helped us to recruit and retain the staff that last year made Impact Security Solutions the Great Manchester Police Security team of the year."
Stephen, Impact Security Solutions
"The service provided by i2i was very good and helped us to avoid timewasters, Sinead kept us informed of progress at every stage and assisted with referencing the successful candidate. The process was made much easier and enabled me to start the right candidate sooner rather than later. Sinead was also very easy to contact and always returned my calls promptly with a cheerful can do attitude. i2i provide an excellent service and I would recommend this to others."
Julie, Abbotsford Care Home
"Chris introduced himself to me whilst I was interviewing for a large number of vacancies for our new warehouse. Chris had a few candidates who he felt were suitable for the position and asked if I could interview them to which I agreed. The calibre of applicants was surprising. It was immediately evident that Chris had taken alot of time and effort to prepare these candidates and the result was that we offered them contracts. From this point, I was immediately convinced that there could be a working partnership between us and we then agreed to set up a w hole day of interviews with candidates that Chris recommended. The result of this was a success rate of over 70%, mostly due to the commitment from Chris who spent alot of time with the candidates before interview to check their suitability to the role.
"Working with Chris and i2i has made my role far easier and, I believe, has given us a better quality of employee due to his commitment and enthusiasm. Had Chris not approached me at the Job Centre, I would never have contacted i2i directly but his approach, determination and enthusiasm encouraged me to work with him. I will be working with i2i in the future for vacancies that arise within the company purely because of the trust and commitment that I have received from Chris."
G W C, Music Magpie
"The partnership between Inspire to Independence and North East Lincolnshire Community Learning Service has been a great success so far. The customers have been enthusiastic and keen to learn and the liaison between our team and the advisers has resulted in courses that are tailored specifically to each customer’s individual needs. Many of them have decided to undertake further study with us and this will not only enhance their employability but also their confidence and social skills. We are looking forward to our continued success with both Inspire to Independence and their customers."
Community Learning working in partnership with i2i