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Leading the Light: A recruitment case study by Stockport Homes Group

Posted 19 December 2017

Famous for its textile industry and hat-making heritage, Stockport is a vibrant town that continues to grow. With new developments, large scale investment and exciting career prospects, the market offers a range of opportunities as more businesses choose Stockport as their home.

At Stockport Homes Group, we have a strong social conscience that is at the heart of everything we do, offering an holistic approach to people looking for work.

Dependant on the individual, we offer a range a range of practical advice and guidance including writing CVs, searching for jobs and coaching for interview. We work closely with local employers to explore new opportunities as they arise. Our expertise supports individuals furthest from the job market.

Northern attraction

Stockport is situated close to Manchester City centre, with transport links connecting the town to one of the UK’s largest cities. Stockport benefits from a 2 hour rail journey to London, making it an appealing Northern base for businesses with ties to the capital. The new Redrock complex construction has brought an influx of job prospects to the town with restaurants, gymnasiums and the new sociable cinema, The Light.

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Tailored approach

Businesses at the new Redrock development began their recruitment drives during September 2017. In an innovative partnership, we provided a bespoke programme for The Light to recruit local people looking for the chance to work with a growing national cinema company. Our specialist knowledge of what Stockport has to offer supported The Light to attract the best team. Our pre-employment course offered potential new recruits opportunities to learn customer service skills, take part in team building exercises and build on their interview skills and confidence.

The job offer

From the 40 people who had interviews, 13 were offered positions with The Light. Our work doesn’t end here, following the Light cinema recruitment, we continue to support candidates to find positions to suit their skills. Stockport offers a vast and varied amount of customer service focused roles and we continue to lead employment support sessions, to transform lives.

When looking for work or applying for roles, we inspire people to:

  • Prepare well for interviews
  • Be smart and confident
  • To showcase their communication skills.

A home for business

We can use our local knowledge of our vibrant town which is full of opportunities to ensure companies find the best recruits. We worked closely with The Light to understand their needs and built a programme tailored for them, delivering the solutions they needed.

If you are interested in learning more about our bespoke service, please contact Helen Alderson by email helen.alderson@stockporthomes.org or call 0161 218 1453.

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