Well, we couldn’t be more delighted to have been nominated for this award by Job Centre Plus, Yeovil!
You might already be aware that we work closely with staff at Yeovil’s Job Centre to help individuals who need to gain experience in a work environment? This is something that we have been involved in for the last 4 years and during this time we’ve helped many, many people to gain confidence and recent work experience through the volunteer placements we offer.
We’re very inclusive and have welcomed people with all abilities into our team. They have worked in Customer Service, Hospitality and Administrative roles, typically staying with us for three to six months each. Many have gone on to be successfully employed in other shops and businesses in the town following their placement with us.
So to be recognised and awarded this status by the Government means a lot to us! Our certificate is proudly displayed in store and is a credit to the whole team at The Emporium, staff, traders and volunteers. Well done to all of us!