29th Jun, 2022

University celebrates 20 years of regional employment service

Emily Fish 16th Jun, 2017

WARWICK University’s temporary employment service celebrated its 20th anniversary in helping members of the local community secure work.

Unitemps held a ceremony at the university, awarding workers for their achievements over the last year.

The celebrations also followed a drop in the unemployment rate – now 5.7 per cent in the West Midlands.

The service started operations in 1997 and has since opened 19 offices, expanding across Coventry, Warwick, Leamington and Birmingham.

Following its growth, the service has been able to offer a wider range of opportunities, as well as support local businesses.

And with a not for profit approach to recruitment, it has helped successfully place over 2000 Warwick students into more than 4000 roles.

Andy Walker, head of Unitemps said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone.

“We are pleased to be working with the local community, and helping support local business and look forward to continuing to build these relationships in the future.”

Ali Lokhandwala, cognitive development team leader at EBI Solutions Limited believes the service impacts positively on businesses and praised Unitemps candidate Edward Compton.

He said: “Edward has come up with a lot of innovative ways of designing conversations within IBM’s conversation designer.

“Once a general idea about what needs doing is given to him, he can run with it and come up with solutions to the problems encountered with very little to no help.

“This ability to work independently, learn quickly and think creatively makes him a real asset for our team.”

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