SmartMatching Ltd, based in Newquay has launched a new project to match Smart Working job seekers across Cornwall with roles that suit their working patterns, aptitude, preferences and lifestyle.
Candidates will register through an online Skills Portal and then be matched with potential opportunities from employers across the UK, working either from home or in a small team from a Smart Working Hub local to them.
SmartMatching is working with the Job Centre teams in Bude, Launceston and Newquay to find currently unemployed individuals, who are interested to find out more and be part of our first Smart Worker training programme.
SmartMatching is working with employers in a wide variety of sectors including Customer Service, Call Centres. Financial Services, IT, Travel and Insurance and we believe that living in Cornwall should not be a barrier to accessing the breadth of employment opportunities available in other parts of the UK.
Smart Working is a great opportunity for the people of Cornwall. It allows you to get the sort of job you never thought you would find in Cornwall – make the most of your skills and work from home or in a Smart Working Hub with some of the UK’s top employers.
If you’d like to achieve a new way of working that is flexible to accommodate your personal circumstances, enables you to live in Cornwall but work for employers based around the country, and in so doing add to your skills and experience, we’d like to hear from you.
The SmartMatching project would particularly like to hear from job seekers in the
Newquay, Bude and Launceston areas, for a first targeted training programme, who
meet one or more of these criteria:
The SmartMatching project would particularly like to hear from job seekers in the Newquay, Bude and Launceston areas, for a first targeted training programme, who meet one or more of these criteria:
- Candidates over 50 years old
- Longer Term unemployed
- Parents returning to work
- Those leaving long term careers e.g. Armed Forces, Emergency Services
- Anyone unemployed as a result of COVID-19
- Candidates with a disability
- Candidates from ethnic minorities
Ruth Gawthorpe, Joint CEO, SmartMatching Ltd: “If we didn’t know this before COVID-19, it is really clear now – work happens in brains not offices. Living in rural
Cornwall no longer needs be a barrier to finding fulfilling work. The SmartMatching Project supports working flexibility, bringing jobs and opportunity closer to where people live.”
Kim Conchie, CEO of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce also welcomes the project.
“The SmartMatching project is a win-win for employers and job seekers, bringing new types of job opportunity to Cornwall, widening the talent pool for Employers and spreading the economic impact of cities to our rural towns and villages.”
If you would like to know more, here’s the website www.smartmatching.co.uk.