Leapfrog programme has delegates jumping for joy – 25.06.15

Jason Popal, Leapfrog programme delegate

Amacus, an Award winning Hartlepool based training company is continuing to help local people back into work with their employability programme, Leapfrog – Jump Start Your Future.  Since December 2012 to date, Leapfrog has supported 423 delegates to find employment.

The programme, backed by Job Centre Plus, successfully operates from the companies offices across Teesside and South Durham.

The programme includes a series of practical skills workshops, 1-1 coaching and a job matching service. Delegates chose an employability or self-employment pathway for further training and support. As a result job seekers are better able to succeed at interview, be good team players and understand employer expectations and the need for customer care.

Jason Ahmed Popal from Hartlepool is a recipient of support and is a great example of how the programme proactively helps people move them closer to the jobs market and get back into employment.

Jason attended the Leapfrog programme after being referred to Amacus from Job Centre Plus. He secured an apprenticeship with a local manufacturing company and went on to find employment in a laboratory – his ideal role. Jason said:

“Without Leapfrog I wouldn’t have identified this opportunity and therefore wouldn’t have my job. It was a really positive experience.”

The speed of success has been astounding in some cases:  Graham, an Employability Support Trainer at Amacus, helped a delegate to upload their CV and within minutes they received a telephone call from a recruitment company with a position of employment starting the following week.

For companies looking to recruit, Amacus offer a FULLY FUNDED Job Ready Recruitment Service, which trains potential employees to meet company standards and requirements. Candidates are pre-selected on their suitability for the role, fully prepared for interview and ready for employment with the company, should they be successful.


For more information on the Leapfrog programme contact Sarah Ainslie, 01429 890071, saraha@amacusltd.co.uk