Stephen Timms the Shadow Minister for Employment and MP for East Ham, today met with Jeremy Nutter Chief Executive of Seetec at the Skills Place in Stratford, adjacent to Westfield shopping centre. Founded in south east Essex in 1984, Seetec has become one of the UK’s largest and most experienced providers of Government ¬funded employment and skills training programmes. It is one of the three prime providers in east London for the government’s Work Programme and also has the contract for providing Mandatory Work Activity for Jobcentre Plus locally. In addition Seetec has the contract for managing the Skills Place, delivering retail and other training on behalf of Newham Council and Westifled Stratford City.
Working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, the Learning and Skills Council and other agencies, they support unemployed people back to work in a permanent, placement or work experience role at no cost to the employer. During the meeting Stephen Timms discussed employment opportunities, developments with the Work Programme, and how Seetec are helping people find permanent work.
Speaking after the meeting, Mr Timms said “Nothing is more important for our community then preparing people in our area to take advantage of the new job opportunities opening up. Seetec has a crucial responsibility, and I want to see them and the other providers proving to be successful.”