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Employability Awards 2020 now open!

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Employability Awards 2020 now open!

Renfrewshire’s leading jobs and employability partnership is calling on local businesses to nominate their star staff.

Renfrewshire Employability Awards 2018 winners

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Renfrewshire Employability Awards, which celebrate the success of people supported through Renfrewshire’s Local Employability Partnership programme.

The programme is rated the best in Scotland at helping people to find work, supporting 1,500 people a year and involving more than 1,100 Renfrewshire companies.

It is the sixth year of the popular awards, organised on behalf of the partnership by Renfrewshire Council, who deliver jobs and skills support from a central hub at Paisley’s Russell Institute building. Together, the programme provides direct access to vacancies, work experience, training, personal support and finance.

There are nine awards across a range of categories including Top Intern, Most Promising New Employee and Achiever of the Year, while the awards also recognise school pupils and people building their CV as they prepare for the world of work.

Previous winners include Ronnie Lockhart, who collected the Progression in Work award after the Ferguslie Park resident turned his life around from 20-years unemployed to qualified gardener working for Linstone Housing Association and Tivoli Landscaping Services.

Emma Gormley was recognised for her excellent CV building skills in her final year at Paisley Grammar School, where she combined her studies with a motor vehicle course, leading to an Arnold Clark apprenticeship. The ever-popular event is also an opportunity to thank local businesses for their contributions which has helped the Renfrewshire economy grow significantly in recent years.

Deadline for nominations is Friday 13 March 2020, with the awards ceremony taking place at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew, in May.

For full details of the awards and to make a nomination, visit:

Main photo shows the 2018 award winners. Photo of Emma Gormley pictured with Bryan Burnett and Bob Davidson, Programme Director, Developing the Young Workforce West. Photo of Ronnie Lockhart pictured with Bryan Burnett and Fiona MacKay, former Head of Strategic Planning and Health Improvement at Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

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