“We have used the Employability Midlands service in Longford to help source staff for our award-winning access for all boat trips business. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise which relies on our employees to provide a professional support to over 3000 people with physical and intellectual disability on our boats every year. The staff from the Longford office of Employability Midlands provided us with a comprehensive guide to the employment process from start to finish. Brenda helped to recruit, set up the interviews and brief staff on the key entitlement issues that are essential for both the management and staff to proceed to contract stage. We are more than pleased with the performance of both employees on the floor of our new centre and find that their disabilities are irrelevant to the competent tasks they complete in our business.;
Ciaran Mullooly, Company Secretrary, Lough Ree Access for All Clg, Ballyleague, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
“The Tyre Brigade has been working in co-operation with Employability Midlands for the past eight years. It has given us a great opportunity to facilitate the employment journey for some people with a disability whilst receiving excellent on-going advice, information and support from Joan the Employment Officer. We would highly recommend the service.;
Ulick Burke, Owner of the Tyre Brigade, Blyry, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
“Justin has been working at Herterichs butchers for over a year now. Justin is a valued member of the team and receives great support from his colleagues at this family run business in Longford town.”
Louis Herterich, Owner Herterichs Butchers, Longford Town
“We found the service of EmployAbility Midlands invaluable. We got the right person for the job on offer thanks to the professionalism of the EmployAbility staff and the support throughout. We would have no hesitation in recommending EmployAbility Midlands to other employers who want to embrace diversity in the workplace.”
Pat the Baker, Co.Longford
"We have been working with EmployAbility Midlands for the last few years and have found them to be extremely pleasant and helpful. We have recruited a number of employees through EmployAbility Midlands and all placements have worked out very well. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of EmployAbility Midlands.
Peter and David Hanley, Hanley Motors, Co.Longford
Gerard Mulhall, Supervalu, Co.Portlaoise
"I was more than happy with the support from EmployAbility Midlands and with Brendan, he more than exceeded any expectations I would have ever had he set upon his tasks in a very diligent manner and had no problem in fitting in to the business. I would recommend EmployAbility Midlands to other employers"
Darren Byrne A.L.E.R.T Forklift & Safety Training, Portarlington
"We have worked with EmployAbility Mullingar for a number of years now. They have assisted us when both ourselves and an employee required support. This ensured that the employee was able to retain his job. Their Employment Officer also placed an employee with us, assisted us with the Wage Subsidy Scheme Application and provided ongoing support for us and that employee which ensured that the placement ran smoothly. We would recommend the EmployAbility service to any company. The level of support is second to none."
Mary Wall, HR Manager, BWG foods, Mullingar
"We have had excellent service since we started using the services of EmployAbility in July of this year. The employee we have in our business from the program is very capable and is fitting in very well in our business. He is an excellent team builder and we are happy to have him on our Team here at Railway Tyres Limited. We would recommend the service EmployAbility provide to any perspective employer who may be interested in availing of their services. It has been a pleasure also to work with the Employment Officer who has always been very helpful and responsive to any questions and who has visited our premises several times to ensure the program is going well for the employee and employer also."
Railway Tyres Ltd. Edenderry, Co.Offaly
"As General Manager of Lilly’s Bar & Kitchen, I was pleased to be offered the opportunity to employ two staff through the Employability Midlands. Karen Chadwick was of great help in facilitating interviews, assisting in the hiring process, and helping the employees settle within their roles.
Both employees were pleasant, diligent and an asset to the company. They were keen to learn, dedicated to performing their duties to the necessary standard and quickly ingratiated themselves to the team.
I would not hesitate to recommend Employability Midlands as an avenue for recruiting staff and could not have asked for more support from the organisation."
Rhys Buckler, General Manager, Lily's Bar & Kitchen
“I have linked in with Employability Midlands since the commencement of my business, I have facilitated work experience opportunities and have also hired individuals through Joan. I find the Employability service to be efficient, informative and friendly. I believe the best interests of the employer and employee are always met"
Colin Dunphy, Foodies
"Whitefields Stables is a community-oriented project, promoting social inclusion by providing animal assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding. It was always our goal to provide employment to a person/persons with a disability and we were delighted, when we were contacted by EmployAbility Midlands with a suitable candidate. After an initial trial period, we were able to offer employment with the support of a Wages Supplement. EmployAbility was there from start to finish. Regular Check-Ins and follow up's and most important, the support for the candidate made this a very easy step for us to take. While we are a small project, I would not hesitate to work with this fantastic service again."
Whitefields Stables, Co.Offaly