Jurys Inn is a new home from home for Sally Fry who has landed a job at the popular hotel with support from TBG Learning Swindon.
Sally Fry is one of three local people who have recently secured roles at the hotel on Fleming Way after receiving advice and support from specialist advisors at TBG Learning’s centre on Station Road.
Fifty-two-year-old Sally has joined Jurys Inn’s guest service team after years struggling to find full-time employment having been introduced to the hotel by TBG Learning advisor Helen Saunders.
“The hotel is a really nice place to work and has a really lovely atmosphere,” said Sally.
“It has been a while since I had a full-time job and to be honest everything happened quite quickly from being introduced to TBG Learning.
“Helen and the team gave me a few pointers and helped me with my computer skills in particular, which was a great help because I was a bit of an IT novice.
“There’s a nice vibe at the centre and it is also good to know I can contact Helen or anyone at TBG Learning at any point over the next two years if I have any issues at all.”
Jurys Inn Swindon’s Human Resources Manager, Carly Whitcombe, said Sally is a welcome addition to the team and said the hotel had already struck up a strong relationship with TBG Learning.
“The training TBG Learning offers through the Work Programme ties in very well with our own pre-employment programme and they support their customers extremely well,” she said
“First and foremost, Jurys Inn Swindon is interested in the friendliness of potential candidates rather than people with experience in the hotel industry. “We’re keen to work with the local community and the local workforce, to ensure the hotel is a valuable asset to the area. So far we’ve employed three new staff who have been on the Work Programme, and they’ve been fantastic additions to our team.
“We’re currently actively recruiting again using TBG Learning’s services and will be holding further interviews very soon.”
Helen Saunders, of TBG Learning, added: “We’ve worked closely with Carly to help Jurys Inn to fill roles in the hotel’s waitressing, food and beverage and kitchen teams and we’re really pleased Sally and her new colleagues have settled in well.
“The Work Programme is proven to help people develop and hone their skills, boost confidence and ultimately help people back into work. We’re continuing to grow our support across Swindon and help more and more people get back into work, and long may it continue.”