Recycling Lives has a new Employment and Training Liaison Officer.
Sidonie Richardson, 24, will be working in partnership with Preston College to recruit more Recycling Lives staff through the Future Jobs Fund.
The Future Jobs Fund is a government initiative set up to help people aged 16 to 25 who have been unemployed for more than six months.
Sidonie will be in charge of interviewing hopeful candidates and getting them enrolled on the Preparation for Employment Course run by Recycling Lives Training Manager Robert Jackson.
Sidonie has just left a post in Lancaster University’s Voluntary Unit helping 16 to 25 year olds set up their own social enterprises.
Throughout her career so far she has helped 600 young entrepreneurs and 200 young people not in education or employment.
Sidonie said: “Through my role at the University I have had contact with Recycling Lives and developed an understanding of the concept. I was really impressed with the opportunities open to Residents and unemployed members of the community struggling to find work. ”
All new staff will get the opportunity to undertake a Pathway to NVQ Level 2 course and the chance to take the NVQ level 2 in Recycling Operations.