A training provider is set to open a new office next month.
Acorn Training will launch its new premises in Burton-upon-Trent in June in a move which will see a handful of new jobs created at the company.
The new office – on the ground floor of Milton House on Worthington Way – will join the company’s existing branches in Coalville, Chesterfield, Hinckley, Loughborough and Stoke-on-Trent.
The opening follows Acorn Training’s recent success in securing a place as a sub-contractor on the new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Restart Scheme to support job-seekers across the Midlands.
Around 20 staff are expected to be based at the Burton office, but Acorn Training anticipates it will need to create more than 50 new jobs in the next few years to support the delivery of its contracts across the Midlands.
Operations director Sophia Franzen said “We are delighted to be expanding our footprint to Burton, bringing our strong core values and inclusive ethos to provide opportunity to individuals from all backgrounds.
“The expansion is an important step towards strengthening the delivery of our services across the Midlands and growing our success to help more people secure sustainable employment.
“The new office will serve as a welcoming and safe space to give the community access to information, advice and guidance for life and work.
“As the country recovers from the effects of the pandemic, Acorn Training will play a vital part in boosting the local economy in Burton and the surrounding area and continue to have a positive impact on the lives of the individuals and communities that we serve.”
Acorn Training provides employability skills training and youth service work.
It works with young people and adults to help develop their life and work skills and provides “wrap-around” support for people battling mental and physical health conditions, people from disadvantaged backgrounds, ex-offenders and minority groups.