WAGE – our first ever Social Enterprise

11th March 2021

We are very proud to have launched WAGE – our first ever social enterprise.

WAGE (Work Avenue Generating Employment) aims to both generate employment and grow business by training those seeking work in key disciplines to match the areas that small businesses require help in.

WAGE Members will receive subsidised training courses in a series of disciplines followed by paid work in that field. They will also be paired with an experienced mentor to guide and support them.

Businesses will be able to utilise this bank of fully trained WAGE Members to work on individual projects in an affordable and timely way, with the knowledge that the mentor is there to support the work they produce.

CEO Debbie Sheldon stated: “WAGE takes Work Avenue to new heights, creating a perfect micro-economy to help job seekers and micro businesses alike.  WAGE members will ultimately find work or set up their own portfolio businesses offering freelance services to businesses and WAGE businesses will grow to the point that they can recruit full time members of staff, so they too will exit the WAGE process.  All of these exit strategies will be seen as enormous markers of success for WAGE.”