Kelvin Hughes continues Enfield employment boost

By James Renoux-Wood - Mon 15 July 2013, 11:42 am

Kelvin Hughes, the surveillance systems giant based in Enfield, came under the spotlight last week when the company was visited by three MPs.

Left to right: Mel Stride, John Hayes and Nick de Bois, outside Kelvin Hughes

They came to learn about eight projects the firm has set up over the last year to boost local employment and develop the skills of young people.

John Hayes, previously the minister of further education, Mel Stride, the parliamentary private secretary, and Nick de Bois, MP for Enfield North, were given a tour of the facilities and discussed how Kelvin Hughes is working in the Enfield community.

Projects include regional apprenticeship and training schemes and working directly with Jobcentre Plus – with the company’s group human resources manager, Margaret Bundy spending time answering questions on how long-term unemployed people can be helped.

Bundy said:  "Kelvin Hughes is committed to helping, supporting and growing the borough of Enfield.

"This year so far we have employed seven people from the 18 to 24-year-old bracket of the local unemployed range in the ChartCo business of Kelvin Hughes.

"These roles have included customer service positions in the navigational data distribution business. Four of these recent recruits are degree graduates."