New Luton Care Academy launched to train over 100 new workers in care home jobs

There could soon be more than 100 new carers working in the Luton area thanks to a new training academy.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:45 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:50 pm
The Luton Care Academy was launched last month

The Luton Care Academy was launched at the end of last month and plans to train up new care workers and find them employment.

It will be managed by Orangebox Training Solutions - with a promise of a guaranteed job interview for those who finish each course.

Orangebox is also looking to employ a trainer to deliver back-to-back courses starting from this month in the heart of Luton after partnering with a local mosque.

Simon Corbett, Orangebox’s founder and CEO, said: “We will be training the unemployed in the Luton area. With our links to care homes and employers, we will be looking to help people get back into work.

“We are here to help. We don’t just want to help people in the north east where we are based, we want to help people across the country.

“Luton is the latest area across England where we will be working from April 1 having already delivered courses that have led to people in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Manchester as well as in the North-East gaining work.”

There will be at least eight courses available for up to 20 people. According to Orangebox, those enrolled on the free course who finish it will be guaranteed a job interview in the sector at the end.

Orangebox already works with BCG Care Homes and Orchard Lodge in the Luton area and are looking for more employers to be on board.

Mr Corbett added: “Working off our 65 per cent success rate who progress to employment, we would expect 104 people from a total of 160 - if that's how many places are taken up - who finish the courses to gain employment.

“We are delivering accredited qualifications and giving them a guaranteed interview with a local employer through our strong links.

"We are all looking forward to working in Luton and helping those in that area of the country.”

Last year Luton was deemed to be one of the worst hit areas in the UK for unemployment and it is hoped this move will help improve such figures.

Orangebox prides itself on helping people develop new skills and gain employment through the funding it receives from colleges and primes. It has trained more than 2000 people since it started through a team of more than 30 trainers.

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