NRG supports women to get back into work with Smart Works Charity

Recruitment business NRG has announced a new charity partnership with Smart Works Newcastle.

Smart Works helps unemployed women get back into work by providing coaching, clothes and the confidence needed to be successful at interview.

Through a two-hour dressing and interview preparation service, the charity aims to enable women to look and feel confident in an interview setting by providing styling advice, high-quality interview clothing and interview coaching.  Over 66% of women Smart Works sees will go on to get the job within a month of their interview.

NRG will assist by sharing their recruitment expertise with weekly interview coaching to women using the Smart Works service, giving them hints, tips and techniques to help them be successful at interview.  They will also allow staff to take time out of the business to volunteer help with clothing sales as well as multi-channel promotions and shared fundraising.

The Newcastle centre opened in 2018 and has since helped more than 400 women with confirmed job interviews find employment.

Therese Liddle, CEO of NRG said  ”We are delighted to announce our support for Smart Works Newcastle alongside our long-standing key charity, Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre.

NRG is involved in several initiatives that seek to boost the employability of those moving or returning into the world of work and Smart Works is a fantastic organisation that aligns perfectly to the core nature of our business, helping people find jobs”

Nathalie Bouleau Chabot, Business Development Lead at Smart Works Newcastle added “We are delighted to be partnering with NRG this year. As a small North East charity, we are so grateful for the dedication of supporters like NRG.

“The team really care about Smart Works and have shown their passion for boosting the employability of those moving into the world of work.

They have taken the time to find out about us, what we do and what we need. Through supporting us with a mix of interview coaching, fundraising and promotion of our service, together, we hope to be able to help even more women from across the North East with the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed at interview and start a new chapter of their life. Our board of trustees, staff team and volunteers are all very excited to work together in 2020 and beyond.”

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