Interserve Press Office | Apr 13, 2015
New organisation brings together esg and Interserve Working Futures
Interserve’s education, skills and employability business will operate under a new name from today – Interserve Learning & Employment.
The change follows Interserve’s acquisition of the Employment and Skills Group (esg), a provider of vocational skills and employability services, in December 2014 and its subsequent combination with Interserve Working Futures (IWF). The combined business strengthens Interserve’s position in the education, skills and employability markets, increases our share of the Work Programme and makes us one of the largest private sector suppliers of apprenticeships in the UK.
A key component of Interserve’s front line public service strategy, the combined business brings a number of benefits, including the sharing of best practice across contracts, the combined strength of a single management team and new opportunities to integrate skills and employment services.
Chris Peel, Interserve’s Managing Director for UK Skills & Employment Services, said:
“This is a key milestone in the integration of esg into Interserve and will allow us to use the strength of the two organisations to take advantage of future opportunities. This combination of IWF and esg will help us continue to develop and improve the services we provide to the thousands of people we support every day to gain valuable qualifications and sustainable employment opportunities”.
Interserve Learning & Employment’s new website at www.learning-employment.com is set to go live at the beginning of May.
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Interserve Press Office
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About Interserve Learning & Employment
Interserve Learning & Skills is a national company and major supplier of employment and skills services which it provides through its network of almost 30 offices.
We deliver the Government’s Work Programme in two Contract Package Areas (CPAs), Community Work Placements, the Mandatory Work Activity scheme, Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes and a series of tailored programmes across the country.
We are currently responsible for over 7,000 learners on Apprenticeships and across our combined employment services we have now helped our customers into 78,000 jobs since the inception of the Work Programme in 2011.
The work we do makes a major difference to the people we support and brings to life Interserve’s vision of redefining the future for people and places
Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenues of £3.4 billion and a workforce of circa 80,000 people worldwide.
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