M A Living supports staff to progress thanks to Works Better

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Nigel and Aarons story

Nigel and Aaron started with M A Living, earlier this year with the support of Works Better. They completed a working interview for a packing job in April 2019. This allowed them to find a career in a new industry for them. Both participants demonstrated the skills needed to do the job and were recruited into positions immediately afterwards.

Since April Nigel and Aaron have demonstrated a great work ethic within the business and M A Living has reported back to the team at Works Better to say how pleased they have been with their progress. Both have supported other colleagues in their work, whilst maintaining the highest standards of their own, improving the team’s performance.

Upholsterers are notoriously difficult to recruit and M A Living have recognised that growing talent, within their existing workforce is a great way to instil loyalty within staff members who wish to learn and progress within the business.

Nigel’s enthusiasm shone through and he was keen to progress. Within six months the company has recognised his strengths and will be investing in training to support Nigel to become an upholsterer. If successful in this training this will open up an opportunity into a skilled position and boost his salary.

Aaron has always been an excellent member of the team willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. He has been supporting the company by quality checking unofficially and has supported the team by highlighting errors in production before the product goes out to the customer. Given his obvious skill in this area M A Living recognised the benefit in developing Aaron in a new role permanently. He now works full time as quality officer on the shop floor.

More information

For friendly help and support into work or to recruit new staff contact the team at Works Better by visiting their website.

Works Better is part funded through the European Social Fund and delivered through a collaboration of six partners (Kirklees Council, Fusion Housing and Paddock Community Trust, Calderdale Council, Newground, Wakefield Council and Groundwork) across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.

The project is receiving up to £2,875,709.00 of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas

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