Pinnacle Group has been appointed to the new CAEHRS framework to tackle the UK’s employment and health challenges
It has been announced that Pinnacle Group has been appointed to Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) across North East England, Southern England, Central England, London and the Home Counties and Wales.
The CAEHRS programme will run for five years, with a budget of £7.5bn, and will be used to facilitate the provision of employment and health services on behalf of the Government and other contracting bodies.
Pinnacle is acting as the lead organisation for an innovative partnership called PORTRUS between Pinnacle and PeoplePlus Enterprises Pty Ltd trading as PeoplePlus Australia. The collaboration brings together vast expertise to deliver market leading employability services aimed at helping people find and stay in work. Combining Pinnacle’s successful and established delivery model with the Australian partner’s innovation and knowledge from an overseas market enables this partnership to offer new ways to combat employment and health challenges in a complex environment.
Pinnacle has been a trusted partner to the DWP since 2008 and is a current Prime provider of DWP’s New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) and has helped more than 40,000 customers to find sustained work through the delivery of a range of community-led solution since its inception.
PeoplePlus Australia helps people move into work by enabling them to gain the skills they need to make them employable. They provide employment and training services to thousands of people each year in over 150 locations across Australia and are appointed to all the Australian’s Government three major program contracts.
“Our work in employability services has become ever more important since COVID-19 and we have a strong track record of delivering employability contracts. We are delighted to be collaborating with PeoplePlus Australia to explore innovative ways to tackle today's UK employment, health and skills challenges. There is great synergy with our values and those of PeoplePlus Australia, and we look forward to working with them to help people in the UK find lasting employment.”
Managing Director, Homes at Pinnacle Group
“Our vision at PeoplePlus Australia is to transform lives and businesses through work and training. We help thousands of people a year in Australia and can’t wait to get started on helping thousands more in the UK. We’re excited to partner with Pinnacle Group, and eagerly await the start of CAEHRS.”
Executive Director of Growth and Innovation at PeoplePlus Australia
If you would like to be considered to work with the partnership, please get in touch at: [email protected]
HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Pinnacle at London Bridge Jobcentre Plus
On 15th September 2020, Pinnacle Group was delighted to be invited to the Jobcentre Plus
in London Bridge to meet HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Pinnacle were invited to the visit as a part of a longstanding relationship with Jobcentre Plus, a partner we have worked with extensively over a number of years. We were able to share our expertise and details of our work with Jobcentre Plus with the Royals, as we help those who find themselves out of work to secure placements and new opportunities.
Pinnacle Group’s employment and wellbeing arm, People, is dedicated to helping people find lasting employment and change their lives. Since 2009, People has helped more than 15,000 long-term unemployed people find work and has supported more than 13,000 people to start up their own business. As a result of COVID-19, unemployment has been rising steadily, and our relationship with Jobcentre Plus has become increasingly important in the communities in which we work.
Pinnacle Group works closely with the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus to help deliver employment services, supporting unemployed people in getting back to work. This typically involves providing employability advice such as building interview skills, CV writing and support in applying for roles. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were interested to learn about how we have started to reach out more to offer employability support to jobseekers and find them work opportunities in these difficult times.
“It was an amazing experience to meet Kate and William and to tell them a bit about Pinnacle’s work across the UK, from our work in Housing and Facilities Management, to our role in supporting Jobseekers find lasting employment.
After hearing about what we do, they were particularly interested in the challenges we had faced in helping find young people job opportunities, and whether we thought businesses would need to be more proactive in finding recruits.
We chatted about our work, the challenges we face and our partnership with Jobcentre Plus in London Bridge.”
The Jobcentre Plus branches within the Southwark area have been particularly important in the recent months, after 39,200 people were placed on furlough in the borough alone. Pinnacle Group shares vacancies with the London Bridge branch of Jobcentre Plus, holding job fairs and registration days to help boost employment in the borough.
Pinnacle Group launches CAEHRS Partnership to tackle the UK’s employment and health challenges
Pinnacle Group have announced a
strategic partnership with a leading employment services provider from the
Australian market to deliver employment and health services across the UK.
The partnership brings together expertise to deliver market-leading employability services to help people find and stay in work. Combining Pinnacle’s successful and established delivery model with the Australian partner’s innovation and knowledge from an overseas market enables this partnership to offer new ways to combat employment and health challenges here, in the UK.
Pinnacle Group has been a trusted partner to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) delivering a wide range of employment-focused solutions since 2008 and is a current Prime provider of DWP’s New Enterprise Allowance (NEA). Pinnacle has helped more than 40,000 customers to find sustained work through the delivery of a range of community-led solutions that engage with customers in their communities, on their own terms, and through an organisation they trust.
The Australian partner helps people move into work by enabling them to gain the skills they need to make them employable. They provide employment and training services to thousands of people each year in over 150 locations across Australia and are appointed to all of the Australian’s Government three major program contracts: Jobactive, Disability Employment Services, and Community Development Programs.
“Pinnacle has a strong track record of delivering employability contracts and we are delighted with this collaboration which explores innovative ways to tackle today's UK employment and health challenges.”
Claire Kober, Managing Director, Homes at Pinnacle Group
The partnership will be bidding for the DWP’s new
method for contracting employment support – the Commercial Agreement for the
provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS). CAEHRS will contract
for five years and will be used to facilitate the provision of employment and
health services on behalf of the Government and other contracting bodies.