RECRUITMENT agency WorkwithYork (WwY) and WorkwithSchools are owned by City of York Council and pay a dividend out of its profits to the council to help support local services.

“We’re passionate about delivering quality, recruiting high calibre staff through rigorous vetting and offering a first class service to both candidates and clients,” they say.

They are a contender for the Large Business of the Year title.

WwY recruit staff in sectors such as customer service, manual work, finance, IT, project management and a range of professional roles.

Last year it filled more than 1,300 temporary jobs and its temporary staff worked nearly 440,000 hours for clients. More recently, it expanded into permanent recruitment.

The WorkwithSchools brand focuses on education, providing more than 200 supply staff for nurseries, schools and colleges During the last three academic terms more than 88,600 hours have been worked by its primary and secondary supply teachers, teaching and special needs assistants, administrative and facilities staff.

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“We support our team with relevant training . We also share knowledge and expertise – with ‘hot topics’ discussed at weekly team meetings. Our team are rewarded for their efforts with staff incentives including Perkbox, where they can benefit from discounts and offers.

“We believe that the future is bright for WorkwithYork and WorkwithSchools - we now have two city centre offices at each end of Shambles and plan further expansion. The continued satisfaction of our clients and candidates makes us very proud of what we do.”