NEW FRONTIERS HELPS OVER 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.’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
New Frontiers are delighted to announce that it has been chosen by the government to provide job search support for newly unemployed professionals. This new government initiative from the Department of Work & Pensions means that everyone referred to New Frontiers from the Job Centres will receive a fully funded Candidate Care Programme worth up to £100!
This will consist of a comprehensive DISC psychometric assessment, a CV Makeover, career consultation and guidance (including current employment market, skills review, suitable roles, interviewing techniques), one months subscription to the innovative ASCOL candidate career portal (enabling candidates to search all job boards simultaneously and track interviews and applications and an action plan for success). New Frontiers currently offer this chargeable service to all candidates in the travel industry, however it will be free to unemployed people who are referred to them.
Julia Feuell, Managing Director of New Frontiers said ‘I am delighted that we have been chosen by the government to help people, who have found themselves a casualty of this recession through no fault of their own. We are confident that our broad range of tools & expertise will help many people get back to work as quickly as possible’.
The contract is for two years and it is estimated that private recruitment agencies across the country will be helping over 20,000 professional people.
Travel Weekly coverage:
VisitBritain has named New Frontiers Recruitment as its preferred recruitment partner for UK travel and tourism recruitment.
The contract is for three years and includes permanent and temporary recruitment.
Laura Perretta, people and performance business partner for VisitBritain, said New Frontiers had been chosen due to its strong focus on travel and tourism, competitive fees, extensive recruitment network and ability to supply training consultants.
Julia Feuell, managing director of New Frontiers, said: “We are delighted to have been named as VisitBritain’s preferred recruitment partner and look forward to exceeding their expectations."
Bruce Martin / New Frontiers
We are proud to report that the New Frontiers website in the first round of voting in the Travelmole Awards (read Travelmole article here)
New Frontiers were voted the 4th best travel website overall (from 300 sites!) and received many lovely comments from the people that matter - you! (see below).
Thanks to everyone that voted! The Final is on the 24th June - fingers crossed!