Insights MP Praises Seetec's support for Southend youngsters
04 May 2017

MP Praises Seetec's support for Southend youngsters

MP Sir David Amess and Seetec Staff

Southend West MP Sir David Amess visited Seetec Southend to see how it is continuing to support the unemployed community as well as helping young people in the town to create their future.

While unemployment across the UK is falling, there are more than 550 young people aged from 18 to 24 out of work in the Borough. Sir David discovered how Seetec is providing training, advice and support to help young people develop a clear career path, and expressed his support for the job fair Seetec is organising in Southend on 14th July, National Employability Day.  

Seetec has provided employment services in the town for more than 30 years, and Sir David saw the positive results it has provided to the community since his previous visit in 2014.  

Sir David said: “It was a great pleasure for me to visit Seetec and meet its clients and the staff. I have the highest regard for the organisation, who are absolutely dedicated to matching applicants to job opportunities. I was particularly impressed with how Seetec go the extra mile to prepare people for interview.”

Seetec’s National Operations Director for Employability and Skills, Helen Tomlinson, outlined the specialist support which is helping young people into pre-employment programmes, apprenticeships and traineeships.

Helen said: “We were delighted to welcome Sir David back to our centre in Nelson Road where he spent time meeting our customers and staff, observing our training sessions and group activities.

“Sir David’s visit enabled us to discuss the importance of reaching out to the young people in his constituency who haven’t decided which career path to take. It can be a daunting decision once full-time education has finished, and we want to make sure that young people in Southend know there are free help and advice for them and their parents and carers.”

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