Osborne Shortlisted for Employability Skills at Tpas Awards

Osborne have been recognised by Tpas for their commitment to Excellence in Employment Skills & Training and are shortlisted in the upcoming awards which take place in London on Friday 9th February. The awards celebrate best practice in tenant engagement and showcase the inspiring success stories achieved by their members, partners and un-sung heroes.

Tpas are England’s leading tenant engagement experts. The not-for-profit organisation brings together tenants, landlords and contractors to provide impartial advice, support and training to improve and enhance tenant engagement across the country.

This year we are delighted to have been shortlisted in the South Region Finals for their Excellence in Employment Skills & Training Award. The submission highlighted our inclusive and pro-active approach to deliver a pre-employment package for residents. Activity across Osborne Communities includes mock interviews, career workshops, work experience placements, partnerships with education providers and our bespoke training centre which offers free DIY workshops for residents.

At Osborne we understand that for many people, moving from ‘unemployed’ to ‘employed’ is a big step to take. Whether leaving education or being long-term unemployed due to health or personal reasons, we hope that through the skills and knowledge of our staff and our collaborative work we can help to bridge that gap.

‘We have worked hard with community partners to develop training programmes to best suit their needs.  Our agile approach means that we can tailor what we do to ensure the best outcomes for individuals.  I am very proud of what we have achieved and look forward to continuing our work in supporting employability’.

Jo Fletcher, Head of Engagement, Osborne Communities

We will be joining residents, clients and contractors from across the region in London on the 9th February for the official ceremony.