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Posted By Heather Ette, 27 February 2018

IEP Welcome Peninsula Training, Development and Consultancy as latest Corporate Affiliate Partners

The IEP are pleased to announce that IAG specialists, Peninsula TDC, have joined the ranks of the Institution’s ever increasing number of Corporate Affiliate Partners.

Established 15 years ago by Company Directors John and Karen Walker, Peninsula TDC offer information, advice and guidance to young people and adults around careers and other employability issues.  The components of Peninsula’s training, development and consultancy offering is focused on supporting people who are supporting others, offering qualifications and training across youth work, careers information advice and guidance, advocacy work, family support and management development that takes place within organisations.

Peninsula TDC have a strong background in careers guidance focused on helping people and supporting them into work. They have considerable experience of community based work such as early help, family intervention and family support work and in providing advice and guidance to local authorities and housing associations specifically around offering advice to tenants to help move them into work.

On their Training and Development side they have contracts all over the UK, working with housing associations and local authorities.  Much of the work they do is around IAG and other qualifications and training and helping people recognise and gain access to other support they may need in order to gain employment.  They also offer consultancy and deliver services such as employability coaching and careers advice and guidance directly to clients including schools and colleges, adults and to potentially NEET people.

Peninsula TDC Director, John Walker said “We can see there is a significant advantage to connect with others in the employability profession.  We are already working with a number of organisations who you wouldn’t directly expect to be involved or interested in employability. What we continue to see now is a Government keen on engaging with everybody that has a potential to help get people back into work using trained and qualified staff who have experience of doing this in a sustainable way. 

“Our early help work with Bristol City Council is where we see that the most. For example, Family Support Workers would have helped get children back in to school or help with debt and mental health issues but the underlying outcome is to aid them back into the world of work.  That has been a central theme in the past 4-5 years. People we would not have thought of working with before as we didn’t see the connection are now becoming key contacts.  By joining the IEP as a Corporate Affiliate Partner we are looking at widening those connections further and establishing ourselves as a leading provider in the IAG sector.”

IEP Chairman Scott Parkin FIEP said “We are delighted to welcome Peninsula TDC as our new Corporate Affiliate Partner.  They have extensive experience in the sector in all aspects of careers, information, advice and guidance and in training and development.  The IEP have much to benefit from Peninsula’s knowledge of working with a range of organisations, many of which are operating in the wider boundaries of employability services.  We look forward to an interesting and fruitful partnership”.


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