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Damian Collins MP praises the "unsung heroes of falling unemployment" in Folkestone


On Friday 14 November 2014 local MP Damian Collins and Deputy Mayor Cllr. Emily Arnold joined staff, customers and local employers to celebrate local Work Programme provider Kennedy Scott’s 25th anniversary.

 

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Persistence pays!

 

Robert, was referred to Kennedy Scott’s Canterbury centre in April 2013. Robert has severe learning difficulties, and this was one of his barriers to employment.

 

 

 

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Celebrating 25 years of success

 

On Friday 14 November, local MP Damien Collins will be joining Kennedy Scott to celebrate their 25 year anniversary in Folkestone.

 

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More help is needed to find work for those leaving the Armed Forces

 

In the UK over 20,000 people leave the Armed Forces for "Civvy Street" each year. This can be a challenging period.

 

 

 

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Louise

"Working was all I knew, it was my life, and I felt like it had ended"

 

According to the Mental Health Foundation around a quater of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common mental disorder in Britain. So it is no surprise that the NHS claim almost 50% of long-term absences from work are due to mental health issues. Is self-employment a better option for those that suffer from poor mental health? Louise, 32, shares her story.

 

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Kennedy Scott- Advanced Jobsearch Techniques   

 

Looking for a job but unsure where to start? Follow Kennedy Scotts adavnced jobsearch techniques.

 

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One size does not fit all - It's an individual approach that gets Work Programme customers back to work

 

The Work Programme is about getting the hardest to help back to work. We’ve been delivering it across the South East for four years, and other welfare to work pre-employment training programmes for twenty-five.

 

 

 

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Jake Brown: From customer to Kennedy Scott employee


I joined the Kennedy Scott Work Programme a few months after leaving College where I had studied and achieved a National Diploma in Media. On completion of my Diploma I had no direction, I didn’t know what I really wanted to do, which led me to apply for any job role going.

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What Not To Do

What NOT to do at interview

Kennedy Scott's top tips that you might want to follow at interview stage to ensure you do not jeopardize your job opportunity.

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Employer testimonial- Best Western Cumberland Hotel, Harrow

 

Paul (Business Manager) contacted me to arrange a meeting, where he came and spoke about Kennedy Scott and what they do. I was very impressed with Paul as an individual and the organisation was professional.

 

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Ongoing relationships that work    

 

Kennedy Scott's success lies in our long term relationships with both customers and employers.

 

As a company we are proud to be deeply rooted in the communities we work in- our Camberley customer centre staff live in Camberley and really understand the employment challenges faced by local people and businesses.

 

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25 years as CEO at Kennedy Scott- Teresa Scott MBa        

 

There have been many highlights from my 25 years as CEO of Kennedy Scott but one sticks in my mind:-


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Interview

Top tips for a successful interview             

 

 

Here are our top tips to help you succeed at interview.

 

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Dwayne

Working with our customers around their study commitments            

 

Dwayne, 28, was referred to Kennedy Scott's Canterbury centre in April 2013 after his contract with a previous employer came to an end.

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Employer Testimonial- The Range               

Home furnishing retailer, The Range, in Kent has been working closely with Kennedy Scott's Maidstone centre to help place customers into work.

 

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Leading by example


This week Megan at Kennedy Scott Canterbury will be celebrating one year of employment since being referred to us as a customer.

 

Like a lot of 18-24 year olds Megan had found it difficult to find work. But like others Megan had enormous potential and we helped her recognise it.

 

 

 

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Teresa Scott CEO of Kennedy Scott Talks About their Model for Help Back to Work for Unemployed Customers with Multiple Barriers to Employment

 

There has been much controversy in the press concerning the Work Programme and its apparent lack of support for customers on ESA.

 

These customers need much more individualised and complex support to address multiple barriers to employment, many of which are not health related but are a result of a previous condition.

 

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Employment Support Specialists- Why are Kennedy Scott Successful?

 

People frequently ask why Kennedy Scott is one of the most successful organisations at getting people back into sustainable long-term employment. Indeed this is something we analyse all the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top tips for good Covering Letters to Accompany a C.V.

 

Kennedy Scott's top tips for creating a good covering letter to make yourself stand out to employers.

 

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The bell keeps ringing at Kennedy Scott

 

In our offices we celebrate every time one of our Work Programme customers gets a job by ringing a bell and applauding their success. These are genuine moments of pride and joy and sum up what working at Kennedy Scott is all about.

                                           

 

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Employer Testimonial-Millbrook Healthcare, Hemel Hempstead

 

Millbrook Healthcare and Kennedy Scott have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with regard to recruitment over the last 4 years.

 

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“I can now pay my bills with the money I earn, I’m independent again and that is what I wanted”

Danny, 45, from Maidstone was unemployed for two years before being referred to Kennedy Scott by Job Centre Plus.

 

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Our top 10 tips for writing a successful Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

 

Kennedy Scott's top tips in making sure your CV is job ready!

 

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Kennedy Scott Pledges to Support the Armed Forces Community

 

Multi-award winning training provider Kennedy Scott, has recently announced their commitment and support to the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

 

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Helen Grant MP praises Kennedy Scott

 

To coincide with Kennedy Scott’s 25th anniversary celebration in Maidstone on 24 September 2014, local MP and government Minister Helen Grant said:

 

“I would like to congratulate Kennedy Scott on their 25th anniversary and pay tribute to the important work they do delivering programmes and sustainable jobs for unemployed people in our community."

 

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25th Anniversary  

 

Celebrating 25 years of success!

 

Tomorrow, September 24, Kennedy Scott will be launching their 25 year anniversary celebrations in Maidstone.

 

 

 

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Kennedy Scott finds work for homeless couple living in a tent in woodland


Kennedy Scott has found work for a homeless couple living in a tent in woodland. 

 

 

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Unemployment can happen to anyone at anytime


Jason, 44, was made jobless when his contract with the Royal Mail was terminated after ten years service. Jason had been a hardworking and loyal employee working as a postman. Jason was out of work for a few years before he was referred to Kennedy Scott Dover on the Work Programme in July 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kennedy Scott helps man back into work after 15 years of unemployment


Chris, 34 from Dover had been out of work since 1999 due to health issues and was referred to the Work Programme in September 2013.

 

Having a previous criminal record and a gap of unemployment spanning over a decade on his CV there was a lack of response to his applications. Chris also had personal commitments, looking after his young son and an unwell mother. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mental Health workshop in Canterbury 21st August 2014 

 

On Thursday 21st August Kennedy Scott invited Kent based Homeless charity -Catching Lives, who work predominantly with the homeless and vulnerable adults in Canterbury, to deliver a mental health awareness workshop for Kennedy Scott Employment Consultants. The workshop was held in the Canterbury KS Centre by Karen Baxter a qualified Mental Health nurse. 

 

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Podcast

 

Teresa Scott interviewed on The Business Bunker podcast

 

On the 12th of August, Kennedy Scott CEO Teresa Scott was interviewed on The Business Bunker podcast. The podcast is hosted by former Entrepreneur of the Year, Paul Andrews, and is the number one business, enterprise and entrepreneurship radio podcast in Kent.

 

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Kennedy Scott Learner wins ALW Award

 

A KS learner in Luton, Marie Mitchell, has won the Achiever of the Year award at the Learning Partnership Awards in Shuttleworth College in Bedford.

 

Marie, who has been a learner with Kennedy Scott for almost two years as part of the over 50s programme funded by the European Social Fund and Luton Borough Council, was recognized by the judges for her outstanding learner achievements.

 

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Interview

 

Travelodge Trial to Triumph

 

A brand new purpose built Travel Lodge hotel opened in early 2012 and Kennedy Scott made contact soon after opening. Kennedy Scott’s unique offer of a personalised recruitment and selection programme, incorporating screening and matching specific job ready clients to current vacancies, was soon taken up by Elly Watson, Hotel Manager. An excellent employer relationship ensued between our two organisations and resulted in several successful job outcomes in all areas of the hotel.

 

One particular customer, Sheldon, who had been un-employed for several years was employed as the Breakfast Chef and has now been working there for over 18 months. Having found employment in an environment in which he excels, i.e. customer service and hospitality, he is firmly established as one of the key team members of Travelodge Gateway, Hemel Hempstead, and has been highly commended by name in hotel reviews on Tripadvisor.

 

Sheldon’s account of how Travelodge and Kennedy Scott have helped him get back into the world of employment and into a job with a manager he can’t do enough for, are shown here in this video.


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Kennedy Scott Conference

 

During May 2013, Kennedy Scott held a highly successful company conference. The conference enabled staff to meet and strengthen relationships with other teams within the company, and to share the Kennedy Scott vision for the future. A short video presentation is now available.


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Avanta Apprenticeship Awards

On the 14th March, during National Apprenticeship Week Avanta held a prestigious event to recognise their high performing apprentices. Kennedy Scott was also recognised by Avanta for its ‘outstanding support and dedication to the apprenticeship programme’.


 

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Hemel Hempstead Cabinet Office Visit

 

On the 17th October Hugh Stickland, Senior Policy Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister visited our Hemel Hempstead Centre with two advisers.

 

 

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In a comprehensive report comissioned by Kennedy Scott and endorsed by ERSA, the government is urged to adapt the Work Programme to take in more elements of the American welfare model.


 

Ministerial Visit

 

 

 

 

The Minister for Employment the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP recently visited Kennedy Scott's Work Programme centre in Worthing and commended the superb performance and the team’s commitment to supporting their long term unemployed customers into sustainable employment.

 

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Kennedy Scott: Runner up in the GO awards

 

Tuesday March 13th, Kennedy Scott are highly commended as runner-up in the medium to large category of the Government’s GO Awards. The Go Awards is a showcase of the very best businesses in the public sector.

Kennedy Scott was applauded by the judges for its holistic one-to-one programme, supporting clients with multiple and complex barriers to employment; and its collaborative approach, working in partnership with local authorities, specialist providers and charities.

 

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Seetec Bronze Award

Hemel Hempstead Work Programme Team Wins Bronze Award 

 

Kennedy Scott is very pleased to announce that our Hemel Hempstead Work Programme Team has won the January 2012 Bronze Award for Performance Improvement, in heat 1 of Prime Contractor Seetec's brand new 'Going For Gold' Supply Chain competition.

 

 

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Kennedy Scott Investors in People Recognition Renewed

Belinda Tankel, of Inspiring Business Performance, who implemented the assessment process in accordance with guidelines provided by the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills, observed: “KS has absolutely and completely achieved the (Core Investors in People National Standard) standard”

 

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