Contracts & Programs
Collectively the ESH Group of companies continue to be recognised as leaders within their field. With a number of local and national Government contracts in both Australia and the UK, ESH consistently delivers results with highly innovative programs and initiatives. Click on each of the links below for more information:
The ESH Group hold contracts in both Australia and the United Kingdom to deliver the following services:
The ESH Group is contributing directly to our community with the following programs.
ESH Group Initiatives
IPA Personnel Initiatives:
PVS Workfind Initiatives:
Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG) Initiatives:
ESH is contributing directly to our community with the following programs:
Workplace Giving Scheme
With the introduction of our work place giving scheme, we set out to find charities that cover all three of our CSR objectives, "making an impact on our people, our world and our environment".
Oxfam, the Cancer Council and Australian Childhood Fund were selected in line with our mission for change and we endeavor to raise enough funds through workplace giving and fund raising activities to help change the life of 30 underprivileged children, help 5 communities in developing countries and raise $4000 towards cancer research. These programs aim to improve not only the communities we live in but the lives of many people in communities far and near.
We continue to monitor and adjust our targets and include individual suggestions towards positive change from our staff members. All staff are offered the opportunity to submit suggestions for their charity or program of choice increasing the awareness, participation and success of our workplace giving scheme.
Back to Work BBQs
For employers and Indigenous job seekers, ESH host Back to Work BBQ’s to enable employers and Indigenous job seekers the opportunity to meet over a relaxed, informal BBQ lunch to discuss employment opportunities.
Bringing Industry to Job Seekers - Hosted at our Centres, the Job Fair successfully brings together local employers, training organisations, NEIS providers and jobseekers to secure employment and self employment placements. Employers and providers describe their work environment and opportunity and are then given the chance to meet one on one to discuss potential placements over morning tea.
IPA Personnel is contributing directly to our community with the following programs:
Aspire Youth Career Grant
For many young people, chasing a dream career can be a big challenge stepping out into a new world of study, work and often traveling long distances to pursue goals. It can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be an impossible one.
To help kick-start the careers of the next generation of professionals, IPA has teamed up with the Townsville City Council to develop the IPA Aspire Youth Career Grants. Both organisations have committed $25,000 each per year over three years, to assist young people in Townsville aged 15 to 23 years get started in their chosen career path. Each recipient receives $2000 towards their chosen field and provides the youth with an opportunity to succeed.
Assistance can range from providing funding for textbooks, attending special training courses and conferences or work experience and mentoring programs.
Impulsive Youth Exhibition Townsville
IPA Personnel in Townsville has been supporting emerging artists in Townsville through Impulsive IPA Youth Exhibition.
The project was the outcome of a call for young artists aged 18 - 35 years to participate in a group youth art exhibition. Artists were asked to submit an artwork proposal for the exhibition which was mixed medium and open theme. The exhibition was named 'Impulsive" by one of the artists, Jemma Murray and the exhibition was opened on 10th October by IPA Queensland General Manager, Rabieh Krayem. Works by 16 young artists were exhibited between 10 - 18 October in Townsville included paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs.
The PVS Workfind business is contributing directly to our community with the following programs:
Jobs Services Australia - Employment Services
PVS Workfind Job Services Australia is contracted by the Commonwealth Government to provide assistance for unemployed people, particularly those who are long-term unemployed and receive income support payments via Centrelink. There are varying levels of support services which our branches can provide to both job seekers and employers. Our programs are funded by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and some of our more popular programs and initiatives include:
Job search training - Job Search Training assists our job seekers to obtain employment through improved job search and interviewing skills and giving people the confidence and motivation to succeed.
Customised assistance - Customised Assistance provides job seekers with one-on-one service to address individual employment barriers. Employment goals are identified and a tailored course of action developed.
Employment placement and reverse marketing services - Working in partnership with our job seekers to source their employment opportunity and to engage with employers.
Accompanied interviews - Recognising that employment interviews can be a stressful experience for many of our job seekers we facilitate interview coaching session and join our job seekers on their interviews as a familiar face
Post placement support - To ensure that our job seekers have the best chance of maintaining employment, we provide a high level of support after placement in the job to address any unforeseen barriers.
Wage subsidies for employers - We access available funding to assist our employers to employ one of our job seekers and provide customised training to support job effectiveness.
Child care assistance - We maintain a focus on family unity and where necessary work with our job seekers in securing suitable child care support to enable ongoing employment to be maintained.
Funding for training for eligible job seekers - A focus on up skilling our job seekers to support their career goals is a priority and we access Government funded programs where available to provide.
Indigenous Employment Program
Our Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) activities help Indigenous Australians get access to sustainable employment opportunities through training and support, ensuring they are work ready and have access to ongoing mentoring. PVS Workfind's Indigenous Services provides five key services: thorough initial assessment, pre-employment support services, employment placement services, cross-cultural training for all employers and access to an experienced Indigenous Mentor who will provide job seekers with a minimum of 26 weeks post-placement support.
Disability Employment Services
PVS Workfind is contracted by the Commonwealth Government as a Disability Employment Service provider in Western Australia and South Australia. Disability Services provides comprehensive assessments, job search assistance, employment placement and supported employment to people aged 15 and over with a disability, injury or health condition.
Specialised Training Programs
Training designed to assist a variety of social and special needs groups:
First for Work - for Indigenous job seekers with local community support
Ability Works - engaging job seekers with disabilities in vocational and non vocational activities
Wellness For Work - personal development workshops focused on life skills
Plus One - for parents rejoining the workforce
Age Works - mature age job seekers
Diversity Works - for refugees and CALD job seekers
Youth Works - for young people
Fresh Start - for ex-offenders and pre-release prisoners
PPDG is contributing directly to our community with the following programs:
Welfare to Work - Employment Services
PPDG in the UK has been working in partnership with JobCentre Plus (the public employment service), the Department of Work & Pensions and the Learning & Skills Council since 2000 delivering integrated Welfare to Work and skills training programs including:
New Deal – the mainstream employment service in the UK
Employment Zone – intensive employment assistance for people who have been unemployed for over 12 months in the most socially disadvantaged and deprived areas of England
Pathways to Work – condition management and employment assistance for people with disabilities or mental illness receiving Incapacity Benefits
Learn Direct – pre-employment training in the basic employability areas of numeracy, literacy and computer skills