Get SET Academy recruits 200 Kickstarters

On 4th January 2022, Get SET Academy officially hit the 200th Kickstart milestone.   This has been a huge success and we look forward to recruiting more candidates in line with the deadline of 31st March 2022.   Over 200 candidates have been successfully placed in various organisations across the North West. Examples of job… Continue reading Get SET Academy recruits 200 Kickstarters

New Get SET Website now Live

In October 2021, we launched the new-look Get SET Academy website. This new site lists our various projects and courses, and gives a far better idea of our delivery track record.   “We’re pleased to be launching the new site,” said Get SET Academy MD Shakeel Desai. “It does a better job of reflecting our… Continue reading New Get SET Website now Live

Successful Jobs Fair

On 14th October 2021, the Get SET team held a jobs fair at Blackburn Youth Zone, hosted and organised in conjunction with the Employer Advisor Team at JobCentre Plus.   The event was very well attended by young people looking to start their careers, and by 10 employers looking to take on new staff. On… Continue reading Successful Jobs Fair

New Offices

In September 2021, we made the long-awaited move to new premises in central Blackburn. We had previously been operating from offices on Preston New Road, but we’d begun to outgrow them and we needed a building with more space for our fast-expanding team.   “Our new headquarters on Richmond Terrace are better suited to our… Continue reading New Offices

Matrix Quality Mark

At the end of August 2021, Get SET received formal confirmation that it had been awarded the Matrix Standard quality mark.   We were very pleased by the news. The Matrix Standard website notes that it is the “Department for Education’s standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance.… Continue reading Matrix Quality Mark

Virtual Jobs Fair

In February 2021, refusing to let the Covid pandemic prevent us from supporting young career-builders, we held our first Virtual Jobs Fair.   Delivered in support of the KickStart scheme, the event was delivered virtually, rather than in a physical venue, which would have created unnecessary infection risks. However, the change of format certainly didn’t… Continue reading Virtual Jobs Fair