Rossendale Works empowers local resident to secure meaningful employment

Rossendale Works, a partnership between Rossendale Borough Council, Active Lancashire, and the DWP, has announced another success story for local resident Aidan Lees, a 24-year-old from Rawtenstall. Through its tailored employment support programme, Rossendale Works has enabled Aidan to secure a Corporate Support Administrator Assistant role at Rossendale Borough Council, marking a significant milestone in his career journey.

Aidan approached the Council looking for work placement opportunities following his college studies. Recognising his potential, Rossendale Borough Council referred him to Rossendale Works for additional support. With the guidance and assistance provided by Rossendale Works, Aiden underwent pre-employment training courses, improved his CV, and participated in physical activities like boxing for general wellbeing.

Following his work placement and college studies, Aidan was matched with a suitable full-time role as a Corporate Support Administrator Assistant at the Council. Aidan’s willingness and engagement throughout the process exemplify the success of collaborative efforts between Rossendale Works and local employers.

Aidan said: “ I’m really grateful for the help and support I got from Rossendale Works in helping me secure full-time employment with the Council. I’d encourage anyone who may be struggling to find work to get in touch with them, they have so much to offer, and everyone is really friendly and approachable.”

Django Back, a Project Officer at Rossendale Works, said: "Aidan’s success story is a great example of what Rossendale Works is all about - empowering individuals to achieve their career goals and build a brighter future.

“Through tailored employment support and proactive collaboration with local partners like Rossendale Borough Council, we are making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals like Aiden Lees."

Rossendale Works has a proven track record of securing meaningful employment opportunities for participants within the community, helping over 400 people into employment over the last six years. Aidan's journey serves as a testament to the effectiveness of Rossendale Works' approach in providing individuals with the support and resources needed to thrive in the workforce.

The initiative, already a recipient of various awards including SELNET Enterprise in Society Awards, has this year been shortlisted in the national Local Government Awards for its outstanding work.

For more information about Rossendale Works and its range of tailored employment support programs, contact [email protected]

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