New Frontiers helps 175 professionals back to work



May 2010 update: Since its successful launch over 12 months ago, New Frontiers have helped professionals back to work through the government funded ‘Candidate Care Initiative’. Professionals from a diverse range of industries including travel and hospitality, banking and finance, TV and film, music, sales and marketing, public relations etc have attended New Frontiers full day highly tailored workshop to increased their chances of finding work in what has been an extremely tough and competitive climate.

New Frontiers have been successfully supporting unemployed professionals since April 2009, who have been affected through redundancy by the current recession. New Frontiers was selected along with a number of Consultancies, as part of a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) scheme entitled Jobsearch Support Service for Newly Unemployed Professionals.

The job centres have never before been so inundated and have struggled greatly to cope with the high level of managers and professionals entering the job market.

The government initiative gives professionals the opportunity to attend a one day programme which offers information, advice and support. The highly tailored and effective programme includes a CV makeover, career consultation and guidance, information about current employment market trends, skills review, suitable roles, interviews techniques and psychometric assessment.

Marketing and Communications Manager at New Frontiers, Morag Meldrum, has been managing the Back to Work programme. She said “So far I have delivered 70 workshops helping over 150 professionals from a diverse range of industries from investment banking, marketing, sales, property, media, music, TV and film as well as travel and hospitality. It’s been extremely challenging but I have received incredible feedback and I am very passionate about helping these individuals. The job market has been fiercely competitive so candidates really have to stand out and explore every possible avenue to find work”.

The workshop is available to anyone facing redundancy or recently unemployed. The free workshop is accessed via the Job Centre or New Frontiers.

Roberta Gordon who attended the workshop said “Would recommend this day to anyone seeking work. Left with a completely revamped CV which has prompted lots of attention from potential employers and an action plan which has inspired me to approach the job hunt in an entirely different manner. I am now feeling much more confident that the perfect job is out there.’

Morag Meldrum


If you have been unemployed for 6 months or less and are currently claiming jobseekers allowance and would like to attend the Back to Work Progamme then please contact Morag on 0207 923 6423 - email