Royal British Legion Industries join with K College to help long-term unemployed
K College in Tonbridge,
where the RBLI scheme is being extended
Royal British Legion Industries has teamed up with a college to
help the long-term unemployed find work.
The Aylesford-based charity was due to sign a deal today with K
College to extend its Work Programme scheme to Tonbridge where it
has opened a dedicated office on the Brook Street campus.
RBLI has been providing welfare to work services for the past 25
years and, as a sub-contractor to G4S, is now one of the most
successful providers of The Work Programme in the South East.
The charity, in partnership with K College, already provides
employment support in Dartford, Chatham, Ashford and Tunbridge
Across Kent and Sussex, some 6,000 people are on the RBLI’s Work
Programme. Around 1,800 have found jobs, more than half in
Richard Brooks, RBLI’s head of work programme delivery, welcomed
the partnership with K College. He said: “RBLI has always been
proud of its reputation for success in getting unemployed people
back to work.”
Phil Frier, Interim principal of K College, added: “Working in
partnership with the RBLI gives both organisations the opportunity
to use their skills and experience, developed over many years, to
help and support people who are long-term unemployed (or at risk of
becoming so) to find sustainable employment.”
RBLI is a sub-contractor of G4S in the Work Programme across
Kent and Sussex under sub-contractor to G4S.
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