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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. 

Current contracts

Established in March 2010, Imagematch have quickly risen through the competition, successfully completing four DWP Future Jobs Fund contracts for WCVA and 3SC with 100% success rate placing all of our candidates into work throughout the ‘border Shires’ and Mid and North Wales. 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.


Imagematch is currently engaged in delivering Work Programme Contracts with Serco and Working Links with tight and aggressive KPI’s and targets and are soon to start another contract providing Skills Support for Unemployed in the Midlands. 

Who we work with

Our candidates come from a variety of backgrounds and age groups but are all long term unemployed. We help them find meaningful work placements that make a difference to their communities and transform their long term prospects. Click here for candidate info 

Our clients are organisations who would like to take on a trainee and wish to take advantage of the funding or expertise available. They may be private companies, public bodies, charities or social enterprises. Click here for client info

Our contractors are government departments and agencies such as Jobcentreplus, their subcontractors who refer candidates to us and our other commercial work provision partners. Click here for contractor info.

What makes us different

As a Social Enterprise Community Interest Company (CIC) we’re driven by our values - and our commercial success means we can make them a reality. We support our candidates throughout their jobsearch and offer them training with the potential to lead to decent, long term opportunities. We match candidates and employers carefully to ensure the young people we work with can make a real difference to our client employers. And whether we work with companies, public bodies, social enterprises or charities, we support grass roots innovation and enterprise and the development of strong local economies and communities.


Shropshire Locations

Telford & Wrekin

Telford Locations


Worcestershire Locations

Staffordshire & Stoke-onTrent

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Locations


Herefordshire Locations



Serco Welfare to Work

Stoke Jet