AN INNOVATIVE training course has delivering a staggering 100 per cent success rate in placing all its full-time students into jobs in and around Uttoxeter.
The first students to graduate from the Momentum welding school have secured jobs through the recruitment consultancy.
Now the school, based in Marchington Industrial Estate, has been placed on a job centre database through which the unemployed will be referred to train there.
Recruitment and training consultant Sam Mellor told the Advertiser said Momentum’s success had already resulted in more applications to access its next four-week course.
He said: “We envisage having a similar success rate with the next welding course and because of this we have seen a significant increase in people enquiring about the course due to the good prospects of finding work upon completion of the course.
“We also are currently starting our second course currently with candidates coming from the Uttoxeter and Burton area to come onto our course in the interest of finding work.
“We have a fully-mapped-out schedule of courses for interested candidates and all candidates are encouraged to speak to their Jobcentre Plus adviser or their work programme adviser to book a place on the next course if they are interested.”
Momentum has several high-profile supporters, including Uttoxeter’s mayor, Hugh Montgomery, and MP, Andrew Griffiths.
Mr Griffiths last week announced figures heralding the lowest level of unemployment in his constituency in five years.
And the Tory MP, who recently married sweetheart Kate, cut the ribbon when Momentum’s new £30,000 school officially opened in August.
Further boosts have been recently provided by a jobs fair at Uttoxeter Town Hall and a new jobs club in town.
Momentum is a recruitment consultancy based in Town Meadows Way, Uttoxeter, and specialising in welding vacancies.
It opened its Marchington school after struggling to fill a host of vacancies in the Midlands.
Councillor Montgomery said: “It’s an absolutely brilliant idea. Here’s a guy who was trying to recruit people but couldn’t find them in this country.
“Instead of carrying on with this, he said ‘this is silly. Let’s train people up in this country’.
“That’s exactly the kind of enterprise we need to bring more jobs to the Uttoxeter area.
“I see no reason why it shouldn’t be rolled out in the rest of the Midlands, which is a huge area for manufacturing and production.”
Anyone wishing to register directly with Momentum Recruitment or seeking further information can call Ian Hibberd, area manager at the Uttoxeter office, on 01889 567791.