Working partnerships hold key to ‘How to Get that Job’

A How to Get that Job strategy encourages employment and community organisations to partner with Sarina Russo Job Access' as part of the Government's new The Work Programme initiative.

Mr Mark Berlese, CEO, Sarina Russo Job Access said Sarina Russo Job Access wants to work with local partners who have a great track record and who can deliver a first class employment services with speed and urgency.

"We are launching our How to Get that Job Approved Supplier process to give potential local partners a chance to register an interest in helping us change peoples' lives through employment.

"Sarina Russo Job Access' vocational training and back-to-work experience empowers and equips unemployed people with job-ready skills to succeed in today's workplace.

"Our partnerships support hard-to-help individuals who have multiple, persistent barriers to employment," Mr Berlese said.

"Interested organisations can call Sarina Russo Job Access on 02476 238150 or visit our website at

Charles Sheldon, National Operations Manager, Tomorrow's People Trust Ltd said Sarina Russo Job Access has worked with us as in a genuine and open partnership, giving us the support and encouragement to make a real impact on young peoples' lives.

"As partners we have a common philosophy - outcome focused job solutions aimed at the needs of both local jobseekers and employers," Mr Sheldon said.

Mr Berlese said Sarina Russo Job Access' integrated business approach gives partners access to the expertise of 31 years experience in education, training, specialist services and premium recruitment.

"Currently we successfully operate on a local, community based level in the West Midlands under Flexible New Deal Phase 1 where we have helped more than 500 customers to find work since October 2009.

With our partners more than 4,000 Community Task Force work placements have been delivered across London, the South East and the West Midlands since February 2010.

Sarina Russo Job Access has applied to the Department of Work and Pensions to be a supplier of The Work Programme across five regions - East Midlands, East of England, London, South East and West Midlands.