CSS is Training Strategies Employer of the Year Following Mammoth Merseyrail Project

Carlisle Support Services is Training Strategies’ Employer of the Year following mammoth Merseyrail project

Carlisle Support Services has been named Employer of the Year at Training Strategies’ 10-year anniversary awards.

Held on the evening of Wednesday 4th July, the awards celebrated the achievements of Training Strategies’ 300-plus clients, which include leading employers from across the north-west region. Also in attendance were Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, and Councillor Joe Anderson.

Carlisle received the accolade for its work on the Merseyrail project, where it partnered with Training Strategies to provide 100 temporary staff for a two-month assignment.

Martin Woollam, Director of Operations for Security and Events at Carlisle, said:

Training Strategies helped us not only to recruit 100 local people but also to train them to full SIA standard and Level 2 Customer Service NVQ – which was a massive undertaking. Not only was it a huge honour to be recognised in this way, but I had no idea of the audience!

Training Strategies offers high quality training to help individuals and local businesses to grow and compete. One of the most influential training providers in the north-west, it specialises in apprenticeships and high quality programmes for the unemployed.

Jeff Higham, Contract Manager and Shaun Rigby, Systems and Evidence Officer for the Merseyrail contract, attended Training Strategies’ 10-year awards night to collect the award on Carlisle’s behalf.

Martin Woollam continued:

This award is testament to all the hard work we put into our partnership with Training Strategies. It’s a fantastic tribute not only to how the team have delivered on a major project, but also to how we’ve used an innovative social regeneration programme to create 100 jobs that will lead to 40 full time jobs across the Merseyside region – at a time when recruitment is a major issue for all employers.
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