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Prospects welcomes delegation from South Korea on best practice visit

21 June 2013

Prospects, the leading education, employment and training company, has welcomed a delegation of nineteen managers and directors from the Gyeonggi Provincial Government in South Korea who are on a fact finding mission to see how welfare and employment support are managed in the UK.

The purpose of the visit by the South Korean employment services management team is to understand how the UK supports unemployed people into sustainable jobs. The delegation heard from Mary Palmer, Prospects Director of Marketing on the Work Programme; Janice Pigott Prospects Regional Director for the National Careers Service, London, and Niall Ahern, Prospects Moving London Forward Performance and Delivery Manager.

Janice Pigott, Prospects Regional Director for the National Careers Service in London, said,
“We are delighted to welcome our visitors from South Korea. The services we provide, such as the National Careers Service and Work Programme, support people into sustained employment and help to develop their careers, making a real difference to their lives. I am sure this visit from our South Korean colleagues will show we have plenty to learn from each other.”

Prospects is a prime contractor for the Work Programme in the South West and a major sub-contractor in London, supporting thousands of long- term unemployed people back into work.

As the UK’s leading provider of careers information, advice and guidance, Prospects delivers the National Careers Service in the community in Greater London and last year provided face to face careers advice to more than 20,000 people in the capital. Prospects also delivers the in custody element of the National Careers Service in all prisons and young offenders institutions in London. Last year, Prospects helped more than 10,000 offenders in London prisons.

Moving Forward, is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) 12-month contract run by Prospects in South London, which supports one thousand jobseekers in danger of becoming long-term unemployed.

The delegation from the Gyeonggi Provincial Government, most populous province in South Korea, are responsible for the Gyeonggi Province Muhandolbom family support welfare centre, which was established in 2008 to support for families in crisis. The centre works with families and individuals facing financial, physical and emotional difficulties including unemployment, bankruptcy, low-income households, homelessness, abuse and disability.

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Mary Palmer of Prospects speaks to visitors from South Korea
Visitors from South Korea with Prospects

About Prospects
Prospects is a leading education, employment and training company, working nationally and internationally. We estimate we help more than one million people each year, through an extensive range of high quality services. We are one of the first and largest new employee owned mutual companies, with shares owned by managers and staff.

Our services include;
  • Careers services for adults and young people –including the National Careers Service in three regions
  • Advice and guidance for offenders in custody, in Greater London and Yorkshire and Humber
  • The Work Programme, the government's major initiative to help long term unemployed people back to work, in the South West, London and Bristol
  • Ofsted Early Years Inspection Services in the Midlands and North of England
  • Youth Contract targeted support for young people aged 16-17 in the West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber
  • An extensive range of education consultancy and school improvement services
  • Academy sponsorship through Prospects Academies Trust, an independent charity supporting the development of Academies and Free Schools.

We are also widely recognised for expertise in events management, recruitment, community regeneration and educational resources. Gabbitas, one of the most trusted names in independent education, is part of the Prospects Group.

Prospects received the Consultant of the Year Award, at the Education Investor Awards in 2012 and the Assignment Report Education Company of the Year in 2011.

Media contact:

Mary Palmer
Marketing Director
020 8315 1522
07818 574036
Jayne Runacres
PR Manager
020 8315 1023
07901 922211 

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