It's all GO, GO, GO at Ascensos today as we launch Ascensos Local, a series of local recruitment and training hubs designed to support our new 'work from home' offering across the UK.
Our plan is to get bigger by going smaller. Ascensos Local will see Ascensos shape the future of home working as we unlock local talent and, at the same time, support the regeneration of Scotlands' communities by contributing to revitalising high streets in 'forgotten towns', hardest hit by the pandemic.
Stranraer is the first of six local hubs, which will create 100 new jobs over the next three months, bringing high quality digital jobs to rural communities, with colleagues working mainly from home.
Five additional hubs are set to open over the next 12 months, as part of a £1m investment which will create a total of 500 jobs.
Announcing the Stranraer hub, Ascensos CEO and Co-founder John Devlin said:
“We know a lack of job prospects for young people in the area is a real concern, and we are setting out to change that.
This new hub will bring 100 permanent jobs to Stranraer and the surrounding area, and we predict the local economic impact of these new jobs will be incredibly positive”.
In a post-COVID world, being closer to local communities, particularly to those who work with us, will ensure our Operations team is always on hand to support and care for our new 'local' colleagues.
Working from home can be challenging, which is why the introduction of Ascensos Local, will ensure that we can extend a personal and warm welcome to new A-team members. With client-specific in-house training, designed to support them to deliver the world-class customer service that our clients have grown to expect - all from our state-of-the-art hubs, in strategically placed town centre locations.
John Devlin continued:
“The new jobs we are creating will offer a variety of opportunities, and not just for young people. This type of role is ideal for people returning to the job market after a break, and for those looking to switch career.
Galloway is a place I know well, and Stranraer was top of the list of Scottish towns we wanted to invest in. It offers an amazing quality of life that dovetails perfectly with a working from home career. As a company we also understand the importance of community. The community spirit in Stranraer is inspiring and it’s something we very much want to be part of.
He added: "The massive shift we’ve seen towards working from home over the last 18 months opens up opportunities for creating jobs in different ways and in many different locations. We see particular potential in small towns and rural communities. So, we are seizing that opportunity...ensuring that the growth of our company creates good quality digital jobs and economic value in rural communities across the UK.”
The Stranraer hub will be based at South Strand Street and will be operational from September.
Romano Petrucci, who chairs Stranraer Development Trust, said:
“This is the most fantastic boost to Stranraer and we look forward to supporting John and his team as they go about creating jobs for countless people and families in the area. We have always said that Stranraer is a place of untapped potential, and it’s wonderful to see a fast-growing company like Ascensos investing in Stranraer and its people.
Stranraer, like so many places, has taken a real knock over this past 18 months. The creation of so many new jobs by a company with a clear track record of success, and a culture that is committed to supporting the local community, is the kind of news that many towns could only dream about. There are exciting times ahead and we should all welcome John and his team to the area.”
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