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Focus on...Think Employment

One of Hull’s most well-known adult training providers is set to deliver more free training to jobseekers in the city.


In2wrk have have been so overwhelmed by the demand for their free sector-specific training courses, that it’s convinced them to change their name to Think Employment!


For more than a decade the training provider have solely focused on helping people improve their numeracy, literacy and digital skills so they stand a better chance of finding work.


But after being awarded with a direct contract from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), they are able to choose from a huge number of practical pre-employment training courses that meet the needs of both local people and employers.


Richard Hallam, the company’s Managing Director, thinks that this has been a watershed moment for both the adult training provider and the local community.


“We’re now in a position to talk to learners, employers and our partners and ask what kind of training they need. If there’s enough demand for it, we’ll be able to put on a workshop for them. We’ve never been able to do that before,” Richard explained.


“So far it’s enabled us to deliver free Business Admin, Hospitality and Digital Marketing training, but we’re also planning courses on Retail, Call Centre and Cleaning and Facilities Management in the very near future.”


“We think is great news for everyone in the local community and, judging by the amount of people we’ve already had on our courses, it’s already having a positive effect.”


In the last three months, since they have started delivering the sector-specific training, they have delivered more than 250 qualifications to unemployed people in the city - helping many to find employment in a totally new industry.


Twelve months ago In2wrk only delivered English, maths and IT courses through learndirect, as they have done in Hull for a decade. But now, thanks to the direct funding from the ESFA, Think Employment can offer a whole range of free courses designed to help jobseekers find work in their chosen industry.  


If you’d like more information about the free adult courses available at Think Employment, go to, call 01482 935867, find them on social media or visit the learning centre at Shirethorn House, 37-43 Prospect Street, Hull.

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One of Hull’s most well-known adult training providers is set to deliver more free training to jobseekers in the city, after being awarded a contract with ESFA.

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