Training helps Falkirk jobless into work

B&M's new store in Falkirk recruited half its staff with the help of Triage Central

B&M's new store in Falkirk recruited half its staff with the help of Triage Central

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A new store opening brought welcome employment to dozens of people who had been out of work.

The B&M Home Store recently opened in Callendar Road, Falkirk, and over half the jobs went to the unemployed.

B&M worked with Triage Central Limited’s Falkirk office to recruit 31 of its staff.

Triage, which delivers The Work Programme on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, Ingeus UK and Working Links, offered help to prospective candidates.

Anna Ferguson, performance manager, said it included several events where clients were prepared for interviews.

She said: “This working relationship with the company proved overwhelmingly successful and shows how our programmes can equip candidates with the skill and confidence they need to transition back into work.”

Carol Lindsay, B&M store manager, said: “Triage helped us at every stage to make sure we appointed the best candidates. All 31 recruits came well prepared and this was obvious through their professionalism and competency.”