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TBG Learning strengthens partnership with leading conference venue

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New Alexandra House team member Charlie Barnett with general manager Ray McKibben, Nikki Webb, recruitment resourcer at TBG Learning, and HR officer Emma CumminsA leading Wiltshire hotel and conference venue has strengthened its team, along with its links with a Swindon training provider.

Alexandra House, which is set in 20 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Swindon and is part of the Principal Hayley group, has welcomed Charlie Barnett to its reception team after turning to leading training and recruitment organisation TBG Learning for support.

The 23-year-old, from Liden, was referred to TBG Learning at Minton Place on Station Road by Job Centre Plus after a short period out of work and within days of being introduced, she was behind the check-in desk at the Wroughton venue.

TBG Learning is delivering the Government’s Work Programme on behalf of Rehab JobFit which helps the long-term unemployed into work through a tailored package of support and assistance.

Alexandra House Human Resources Officer Emma Cummins said TBG Learning has also helped the venue to recruit casual staff in the past.

“When we have new positions available I get in touch with Helen Saunders from TBG Learning as she knows us very well and how strongly we value customer service and she put us in touch with great candidates,” she said.

“Helen also made us aware of the Government’s Wage Incentive Scheme and how we could make a claim for recruiting Charlie, which was really helpful.
“Charlie has settled in extremely well and we’re delighted she’s now part of our fantastic team here.”

Charlie added: “Alexandra House is a really nice place to work and I’m really enjoying the job.

“After enrolling with TBG Learning they gave me a bit of advice and it wasn’t long after that when they put me in touch with Emma and I was back in work.”

Helen Saunders, from TBG Learning Swindon, said advisors work closely with employers to identify opportunities like the Wage Incentive Scheme which can benefit businesses.

“The Wage Incentive Scheme has been launched to incentivise the employment of 18 to 24-year-olds who are disadvantaged, disabled or live in designated unemployment hot spots,” she said.

“It is one of a number of support avenues which employers can take advantage of and we work closely with businesses to make them aware of opportunities that available.

“Alexandra House is a fantastic venue and we’re pleased to have built-up a good relationship with Emma and that Charlie has settled in well at the hotel.”