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.