In March 2012, Jo took up a post on secondment from Jobcentre Plus to set up and manage our Job Brokerage project.
Supported by the local Leadership Group, the purpose of this project is to work with Northamptonshire employers to maximise employment opportunities for young people. This has proven to be a really exciting opportunity which has resulted in some great success stories.
Prior to joining NEP, Jo was employed by the Department for Work and Pensions for many years. She started as a Clerical Officer in what was then known as the Unemployment Benefit Office – very different from the Jobcentres we have today!
Throughout her career, Jo has worked in a number of different offices and management roles across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Primarily, these roles have been linked to employer engagement through which she has developed strong links with a wide range of companies and partners across the county.
Jo has gained a wealth of experience and skills in developing tailored recruitment solutions which help to support young jobseekers from worklessness into employment.
16th March 2016
A new Northamptonshire campaign aimed at resettling forces personnel will be launched at a dedicated Recruitment Fair at Northampton... Read More »
7th April 2015
NEP’s Open Doors 2015 is a programme that will enable Northamptonshire employers to forge stronger links with local secondary... Read More »
20th May 2014
NEP’s Job Broker team are, for the third consecutive year, looking to find enthusiastic and hard-working young people keen to... Read More »
15th August 2013
A scheme aimed at matching businesses with relevant employees is offering hope for unemployed people. The initiative has seen a dozen... Read More »
15th March 2013
This week is National Apprenticeship Week. So, in this week’s blog we wanted to take the opportunity to showcase some of the... Read More »
5th September 2013
It’s interesting to note that according to a report released by the BBC more than 1.4 million online applications were made... Read More »
29th January 2016
NEP's Employment & Skills Manager Jo Stewart discusses the work NEP is doing to promote Apprenticeships in the county: ... Read More »