Australian Dragons Den Star, Sarina Russo, Enters Coventry Employment Market

CHERIE BLAIR TO OPEN SARINA RUSSO JOB ACCESS' HEAD OFFICE IN COVENTRY 

Coventry jobseekers will experience a more entrepreneurial approach to finding a job with the entry of Sarina Russo Job Access into the local employment market. 

Sarina Russo Job Access has more than 30 years experience in education, employment, training and job creation in Australia. 

Founder and managing director, Sarina Russo, is a leading international businesswoman who for 25 years hosted her own television show 'How to Get that Job', co-authored a motivational book 'Meet Me at the Top', and starred in both the Australian Dragons Den series and Dragons Den Around the World. 

Sarina Russo Job Access has partnered with the internationally recognised services company Serco to deliver an outcomes based employment service throughout the West Midlands including Coventry, Worcester, Leamington Spa, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Nuneaton, Kidderminster, Evesham, Droitwich and Redditch. 

Ms Russo said, with an unemployment rate of around 8%, we believe a tough job market requires a more entrepreneurial approach to inspire and educate local people on 'How to Get that Job'.  

"We get results for our jobseekers and employers because we think differently, challenge the status quo, deliver with speed and urgency and exceed the expectation of our clients.  This is what our brand stands for and this is why people have trusted our brand for 30 years." 

"In our recent Australian contract, we placed over 130,000 jobseekers with more than 100,000 employers, we believe we will have the same success here in the UK. 

"Our entrepreneurial philosophy to getting people a job is simple.  We try to empower people to be accountable and responsible for their lives, to never stop learning, to persist and to believe in themselves with passion," Ms Russo said

Sarina Russo Job Access entrepreneurial approach includes:

  • Pre-employment preparation
  • Employer partnerships
  • Job ready training courses
  • Life skills training and
  • Career counselling, post placement support, mentoring,

UK CEO, Paul Siffre, said, "It's an employers' market and job seekers need to respond positively and take action to improve their employment prospects by improving their confidence and skills through education and training.   

"Sarina is successful because she lives by the adage - Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care", added Paul Siffre.

Mrs Blair will officially launch Sarina Russo Job Access operations at the company's head office in Coventry on Monday 16 November, 2009.