Dr James Davies, MP for Vale of Clwyd, recently visited the Maximus office in Rhyl to meet local participants and learn more about the team’s work delivering specialised employment support in his constituency.
The Rhyl team, based at Clwyd Chambers, have provided employment and skills support to nearly 1,500 people since 2021. Through UK Government-funded programmes, the team offer support for groups typically disadvantaged in the labour market, including those who have a health condition or disability, the long-term unemployed and ex-offenders.
During the visit, Dr Davies met with local employers and discussed the changing local labour market, including the continued recovery of the leisure and tourism sectors.
He also heard about the recent launch of Work and Health Programme Pioneer, new employment support that is open to people who are not currently being supported by Jobcentre Plus or are economically inactive. This could include young people leaving college or older workers looking to re-enter the workforce.
As a leading provider of employment support services in Wales, Maximus has supported thousands of people over the past year through delivery locations in every part of the country, helping them to overcome their barriers, learn new skills and find sustainable employment. With more than 75 years’ experience in Wales through their partnership with Remploy, Maximus services are tailored to helping participants with a variety of needs.
Maximus delivery in Rhyl is underpinned by the Community Partnership Network (CPN), which utilises the skills and expertise of dozens of local organisations in the public, private and third sectors to integrate and align services for jobseekers.
After meeting colleagues and local participants at our office, Dr James Davies MP, said: “I was really pleased to visit the Maximus office, meet the staff and see for myself the great work taking place with local businesses and charities to deliver employment support in the community. Through support like Pioneer, help is available for anyone looking to re-enter the workforce.”
Sharon Michaelson-Yeates, Maximus Head of Employer Engagement for Wales said: “We were delighted to welcome Dr James Davies MP to our Rhyl office today. We are proud of our community-based approach which is ensuring people in Rhyl have the best access possible to a wide-range of career options. We’d encourage anyone looking for work to get in touch.”