Just the job... Bridgwater College commended for Morrisons employment

Just the job... Bridgwater College commended for Morrisons employment

Just the job... Bridgwater College commended for Morrisons employment

First published in News

Bridgwater College’s business development team has won a prestigious award for helping local people find work at the new Morrisons distribution centre.

The team won a City & Guilds highly commended award in the 2011/12 Medals for Excellence Scheme.

It worked with DHL/Morrisons, Jobcentre Plus and Sedgemoor District Council to run a two-week employability programme, covering literacy and numeracy, forklift driving, health and safety awareness, warehouse picking and Morrisons’ values.

Everybody who completed the programme was offered an interview for a position at the new distribution centre, which employs 1,000 staff, and 70% took up posts there, some of whom had been seeking jobs for more than ten years.

College vice principal Andy Berry, told the training team: “I am delighted that City & Guilds has recognised the innovation, hard work and fantastic outputs from the DHL/Morrisons employability programme.

“I know how much effort went into the design, management and delivery of the programme, and you can feel proud that you have made a real difference to the lives of over 80 families in the Bridgwater area.”

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