Meet the Bradford-based blind retailer creating job opportunities for Ukrainian refugees in the city Yorkshire News

The scheme will see the online blinds retailer speed up Ukrainians who have come to the UK and are looking for work in the local area.

Opportunities will cover a variety of roles, including factory jobs and administrative roles, with staff receiving at least the National Living Wage. Rob Higgie is a relief worker who enables refugees to enter the UK and gain employment with local businesses.

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BlindsbyPost has worked closely with Mr Higgie to raise awareness of the roadmap.

Iryna with Rob Higgie and Oliver Hudson.

He said: “It is impossible to understand what Ukrainians and others who come to the UK as refugees have experienced. Companies like BlindsbyPost play a crucial role in supporting these people and offering them some stability at a time of unprecedented conflict and upheaval.”

Iryna is the first person designated through the scheme. She said: “Having the opportunity to secure a full-time job and income has meant a lot to me when I had to move away from my home country and my husband who stayed behind in Ukraine.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived in the UK, but working with BlindsbyPost has given me the stability I need to start building a new life with my daughter. I hope to see my husband again soon.”

BlindsbyPost also supports young people in the UK who are struggling to find full-time employment.

The company is part of the government’s Kickstarter campaign that was set up to fund employers to enable them to create jobs for 16-24 year olds at Universal Credit.

The scheme proved successful for BlindsbyPost, with a total of four people successfully completing the training and starting full-time work.

Oliver Hudson, director of BlindsbyPost, said: “As a Bradford based company it is really important to us to offer employment opportunities to people in the local area. Having the opportunity to support people who have been affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine and young people who are struggling to keep their jobs is an honor.

“People are the lifeblood of any successful business and the growth of our skilled and dedicated team is a win-win.

“It means a lot to be able to have a positive impact on people’s lives.”

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This notice was published: 2022-06-19 05:00:51

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