HRH The Duke of York, KG visits employment specialists and local businesses in Coventry

HRH The Duke of York visited the Sarina Russo Job Access in Coventry on 15th March, 2012

His Royal Highness takes a strong interest in employment programmes, recognising in difficult economic times it is vital to encourage and inspire people to develop the right skills and attitudes and help local businesses to thrive.

Sarina Russo, founder and managing director, Sarina Russo | Group of Companies said a qualification in a local skill shortage area was a huge advantage for jobseekers.  Their mission is to empower people to be accountable and responsible for their life, to never stop learning, to persist and to believe in themselves.

"We aim to improve the jobseekers skills and competency levels and will determine what is required by local business and then develop relevant jobs based courses accordingly" Ms Russo said.

The Duke of York was met by Ms. Russo upon arrival and received an initial update on the work that the Sarina Russo Job Access do within the local community as well how a new initiative called the 'job ready' scheme will help individuals get employed.

His Royal Highness then attended a Reception with a number of people currently undergoing training with Sarina Russo. The Duke of York was impressed to hear the level of intensive preparation that individuals undertake through the programmes and was pleased to hear the employment success stories that the organisation is able to create and the contributions made to the local economy.

His Royal Highness is keen to recognise the important work of sustainable skills programmes within the UK, especially amongst young people, and was delighted to see Sarina Russo Job Access going from strength to strength.

Mark Berlese, CEO, Sarina Russo Job Access expects there to be a local demand for entry level qualifications in Retail, Hospitality, Business Administration, Customer Services and Warehousing.

Mr Berlese said "The work experience part of our training will give job seekers an opportunity to impress a potential employer and appreciate the day-to-day reality of what's required to succeed in the workplace.

"Sarina Russo Job Access is staffed by expert employment consultants who will up-skill jobseekers, get them a job; and help them stay in that job".

Sarina Russo believes the reason that Sarina Russo Job Access gets results for students, jobseekers and employers is because they think differently, challenge the status quo, deliver with speed and urgency and exceed the expectation of our clients.

"This is what our brand stands for and this is why people have trusted our brand for over 30 years," Ms Russo said.