Seven Incommunities customers have been recruited as self employed interpreters after completing a free course.
They were among 15 successful students who attended the 12-week training developed in a partnership between the University of Bradford and the social enterprise, Enable2
Interpreting experts from the two organisations worked closely with Incommunities to tailor the course to bi-lingual customers looking to develop their language skills.
The students were presented with their certificate of achievement for successfully completing the Community Interpreting module by Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive.
Eleven Incommunities customers were referred onto the course through the housing group’s employment service, Open Field.
They were joined by Pam Chahal from Incommunities’ Customer Insight and Involvement Team who also completed the course.
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Enable2 and The University of Bradford to equip our customers with the interpreting skills. It is then encouraging to see this lead to real job opportunities.
“The course will also empower them to work more closely with Incommunities and develop our translation service to better meet the housing needs of customers from different backgrounds.”