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ERSA Employability Day – 28th June 2019

​​This event took place on Friday 28th June, where we invited a range of partners, clients, employers and stakeholders to participate. The format of the day was to celebrate the success of how ‘we’ at Routes to Work coupled with North Lanarkshire Working, close the gaps by supporting the residents and businesses of North Lanarkshire. The team who consisted of Julie Davidson, Susan Young, Sharlene McVey, Roseanne Lynch, Steven Smith, Danielle Boyle, Claire McKenna, Ann Kerr, Anne Leadbetter, Maureen McCarthy, David McCaig and Cara Platt worked hard to organise what was a very successful event. The finale of the event was an award ceremony for our nominated categories

  • Employee of the Year Award

  • Partner of the Year Award

  • Significant Achievement Award Employer of the Year Award

  • Employer of the Year Award

We had a number of nominations from staff who wished to recognise their internal and external partners and colleagues. The assessment panel had a very difficult job as all the nominations were inspiring and a pleasure to read. We did however make our decisions and have highlighted the winners below.


Employee of the Year Award to Julie-Anne Murphy who works in the Airdrie office, for exceptional commitment in working to close the gap, in line with Routes to Work's visions and values



Partner of the Year Awards to the Simon Community and Barnardos, for collaborative work with Routes to Work on the Access to Opportunities Project




Partner of the Year Award to Johnny McConnell at Access to Industry, for collaborative work with Routes to Work



Significant Achievement Award to Allison McClair, for her strength, determination and resilience in overcoming obstacles


Employer of the Year Award

We have been working with TRJ Contracts for several years and they have committed to supporting our vision and values. 

Our clients are at the heart of everything that we do and TRJ support clients in the local communities with a variety of barriers ranging from health conditions to family issues to access, sustain and progress within employment.

TRJ recognised the positives and potential in these individuals and work tirelessly with Routes to Work and North Lanarkshire Council to ensure that they offer the best support and direction to develop our vulnerable clients who otherwise may not have been given the opportunity.

TRJ Contracts has recruited several of our younger clients, placed them into apprenticeships and helped them through their journey on the way to becoming fully qualified.

The clients have been provided with support through college, with some achieving some of the highest percentages in class and all clients have sustained in work in excess of 6 months.

Not only that but TRJ have given us their time to come along to events to promote our partnership and encourage other organisations to work with us in line with their community benefit clause with no personal or business gain.

TRJ Contracts believe in working with people in their communities and should be proud of their achievements as we are proud to work alongside them.

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