Maria and Emma found employment with a local business
Two young women from Ormskirk benefited from the Government’s new wage incentive scheme. Maria Santos, 22, and Emma Vincent, 19, had both been out of work for several months when they were referred to employment specialists Inspire 2 Independence (i2i), which delivers the Government’s Work Programme in partnership with Ingeus UK Limited. Within weeks of starting at i2i’s centre in Skelmersdale, Maria and Emma were offered waitressing jobs at Ormskirk Golf Club.
Maria said: “The staff at i2i gave me the confidence to ring up and chase jobs, and luckily I ended up here. There are so many young people wanting to start work, but they’ve got to be given a chance to get the experience. Otherwise they’re not going to get anywhere in life.”