Atos Origin named on 7 lots for the Framework for the Provision of Employment Related Support Services (ERSS)

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Atos Origin named on 7 lots for the Framework for the Provision of Employment Related Support Services (ERSS)

To provide tailored support to help jobseekers into sustainable jobs
London, 29 November 2010
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has been named on the commercial framework which will procure the Government’s new Work Programme.

The Work Programme, the largest welfare to work scheme the UK has ever seen, will replace a range of existing employment programmes and support a wide range of Jobcentre Plus customers.

Atos Origin will work with its partners, Pinnacle People and Shaw Trust, as well as specialist providers across the public and voluntary sectors to tender for contracts on this framework, which will deliver back to work support from next summer. Atos Origin, Pinncacle People and Shaw Trust have been successful on seven framework lots: South East, London, West Midlands, North West, East of England, Scotland and Yorkshire & Humber.

Chris Bingham, vice president for Public Sector at Atos Origin said:

“We are motivated to continue to deliver high quality services to the UK Government and are delighted to be named on this framework together with our partners, Pinnacle People and Shaw Trust. We will work together to ensure that people get the support they need to get back to work.”

Katrina Whittaker Managing Director at Pinnacle People said:

“The Work Programme demands a fresh look at how best to engage people and secure long-term employment progression. This partnership is rising to the challenge using our combined experience and commitment to innovation. We look forward to continuing to develop highly effective solutions for Work Programme customers.”

Sally Burton, CEO at Shaw Trust said:
“Shaw Trust is delighted the consortium has qualified to bid for the opportunity to supply seven Lots of the Government’s Work Programme. As the UK’s largest third sector provider of employment services, our partnership with Atos Origin and Pinnacle People can ensure the charity sector remains at the heart of welfare-to-work. We offer our partners, the Government and the long-term unemployed deep expertise and experience from working with nearly 80,000 disabled and disadvantaged people a year to prepare them for work, find jobs and live more independently.”

The Work Programme will be delivered by private and voluntary sector providers who will have the freedom to design a support system that works, ending the culture of one size fits all.

About Pinnacle People
Pinnacle People is part of an established and successful group with experience working at the heart of communities, understanding places and operating complex supply chains in mature markets. We believe that everyone is employable, people matter, we can deliver results as well as or better than others, and that we must take our services to the people we work with.
Work first, community delivery, best in class tools, excellent staff, 24 / 7 accessibility, and depth in a place. This is the Pinnacle People way.

For More information, contact:
Charlie Bamber
Tel:+44 7427 5160

About Shaw Trust
Shaw Trust is a national charity, formed in 1982, which helps people with disability or disadvantage to find work and achieve independence. We do this not only by delivering government programmes, but also through our own self-funded initiatives, and by campaigning to change attitudes at all levels. Across the UK more than 1,600 staff now oversee a diverse range of more than 200 projects.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For further information, please visit:

For more information, contact :
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Tel: +44 20 7830 4233

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