The Adecco Group UK and Ireland and Corndel form Adecco Working Ventures - a new joint venture to tackle unemployment in the UK.

15 July 2020, London: The Adecco Group UK and Ireland and Corndel have joined together to form Adecco Working Ventures – a new joint venture to tackle unemployment in the UK.

Adecco Working Ventures aims to help 100,000 people a year to move from unemployment into meaningful, lasting jobs – helping the UK to speedily recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis.

Adecco Working Ventures will be bidding to secure a place as a Tier 1 Supplier on the Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Together the joint venture brings global expertise in finding people jobs, national scale, a network of local offices, scalable technology, digital job search and a leading employment-focused training offer. Both organisations are committed to getting the UK back to work. 

Sean Williams, Chief Executive at Corndel said, 

“I have spent most of my working life helping unemployed people to find work. The scale of the unemployment challenge facing the UK requires new ideas, new partnerships and a new scale of ambition. I am absolutely delighted that Corndel is joining forces with the Adecco Group UK and Ireland – one of the leading HR solutions firms – to help meet that challenge. We aim to support 100,000 unemployed people a year into great jobs through our partnership.”

Alex Fleming, Country Head, the Adecco Group UK and Ireland said,

“I am passionate about our purpose to make the Future Work for everyone, providing people with access to work opportunities and now so more than ever in light of the impact that COVID-19 has had on the labour market. The Adecco Group UK and Ireland is in a privileged position as we can help those who have found themselves unemployed as result of the pandemic. By working with Corndel, we are partnering with an organisation that is at the cutting edge of providing work-related training and re-skilling. This combined with the Adecco Group UK and Ireland’s scale, client relationships and technology means that our partnership creates a powerful vehicle to help hundreds of thousands of people access new opportunities.”

About the Adecco Group   

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading HR solutions company. We believe in making the future work for everyone, and every day enable more than 3.5 million careers.   

We skill, develop, and hire talent in 60 countries, enabling organisations to embrace the future of work. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that fuels economies and builds better societies.   

Our culture of inclusivity, entrepreneurship and teamwork empowers our 34,000 employees. We are proud to have been consistently ranked one of the ‘World’s Best Workplaces’ by Great Place to Work®.   

The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and powered by nine global brands: Adecco, Adia, Badenoch + Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Modis, Pontoon, Spring Professional and Vettery.   

The Adecco Group UK and Ireland head office is located in London, UK. We have nine brands, including the Adecco Group UK and Ireland, Adecco, Ajilon, Badenoch + Clark, Modis, Office Angels, Penna, Pontoon and Spring.  

About Corndel

Corndel is the fastest growing provider of work-related training in the UK providing employment-focused management skills and tech training to thousands of people every day. 

We work with organisations to develop their people, build organisational capability and drive measurable performance improvement.

We are specialist, expert, and at the forefront of modern learning methodology and technology.

Corndel offers a unique, connected-by-technology, blended delivery model and is the largest employer of change coaches in the UK. 

Our team brings deep management expertise in supporting unemployed people to find decent, lasting jobs.