Imagematch Social Enterprise CIC is an innovative training company working with long term unemployed people to support them in the transition to permanent employment. Since we started in March 2010 we have placed over 200 candidates from Shropshire and mid Wales in training, with 80% of them securing ongoing employment, further training or qualifications.
Imagematch carried out four Future Jobs Fund (FJF) contracts for WCVA and 3SC providing employability skills and information, advice and guidance. We have delivered a diverse range of courses from Health & Safety, First Aid, Manual Handling, PA1 & PA3 Chemical Spraying, Chainsaw, Abrasive Wheels, Employability & CV skills.
Our Future Jobs Fund contracts had a 100% success rate and placed around 200 candidates into work placements throughout the local area. In a survey carried out in January 2011 Imagematch found that 80% of our former candidates had gained employment after their initial placement had ended.
As a result of our success we are now expanding into Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further into Wales. Looking further into the future, training and enterprise support services will increasingly be delivered by Community Interest Companies (CICs) like ourselves, so we’re well placed to deal with the challenges ahead.