AN Evesham business is encouraging others to help give out of work people a helping hand.

Plan B Computers in Evesham recently took on Anthony Jordan through a scheme with the Department for Employment and Learning.

The store also gave a part time job to Tom Sankey, who walked in off the street and asked for an apprenticeship.

Deborah Rolls, of Plan B Computers, said: "We have a part time engineer that we have been training up for a year or so and he is doing really well.

"He walked in off the street and asked for an apprentice job with us, we gave him a chance and he has gone from strength to strength.

"Recently, we have also been working with the Department for Employment and Learning to give an unemployed young person some work experience.

"Anthony has been with us for six weeks and he has worked really hard to learn and to fit in with our team, I will have no hesitation in giving him a great reference and I am sure he would be a great addition to any team, he is always on time and willing to learn.

"I would urge other small businesses like ours to participate in the scheme to get Evesham’s young people into work and learning the routines and responsibilities that come along with that.

"Our liaison officer has been really helpful in getting us the right candidate for our business, and we are continuing to work with them to provide another placement to help another young person.

"I feel the whole team has got something out of this experience."