Acorn by Synergie’s Plymouth branch is celebrating after being named Agency of the Year 2024 by Seetec Pluss, which works alongside the leading UK recruitment specialist to help more people find work locally.

Founded in 1984, Seetec Pluss is a social enterprise working closely with commissioners, local communities and businesses across the UK to empower people from all walks of life to feel good, find work, gain independence and take control of their lives.

As part of this effort, Seetec Pluss has worked in partnership with colleagues at Acorn by Synergie in Plymouth to help empower thousands of people within the town and its surrounding areas to find and progress within their work for the past three years.

Now the benefits that this close working relationship has brought to job seekers in the area have been formally recognised by Seetec Pluss, after it chose Acorn by Synergie as its Agency of the Year out of five recruiters it works with to place people into work locally.

Gemma Fox, Business Manager at Seetec Pluss said: “I’m over the moon that Acorn by Synergie is our Agency of the Year, it’s incredibly well deserved. We have been working with Acorn for the last few years and it’s been such a positive experience.

“Acorn completely understands what we do, and their input is now like an extension of our team. Working with us enables Acorn by Synergie to fill their vacancies whilst also benefiting our customers who may not have had the confidence to make an application – long may the relationship continue!”

Through partnering with Seetec Pluss, Acorn by Synergie has been able to help people from many different backgrounds and challenging circumstances back into work within the Plymouth area, whilst also fulfilling the objectives of its business clients locally too.

In practice this has meant supporting Seetec Pluss with the delivery of two programmes it runs in Plymouth – a Restart Scheme to help people build their confidence and skills, and its Work and Health Programme designed to support candidates in achieving their true potential professionally. 

Acorn by Synergie’s Director of Operations, Noel Hoare, said; “This is fantastic news, and everyone at Acorn is thrilled. We have seen first hand here at Acorn by Synergie what a difference the right support can make, and working with an organisation like Seetec Pluss is inspiring and allows us to do what we do best.

“I’m so proud of our branch manager Xavier Ayling-Brasnell and the team at our Plymouth branch for their ongoing determination and support helping people to achieve brighter futures. Our Plymouth team constantly goes above and beyond to build partnerships to help overcome barriers to employment, and their focus on working to support their communities is relentless.”

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