Acumen is passionate about making a difference, improving lives and transforming the communities in which it works across East Durham.
Established in 2003, Acumen delivers high quality employment and training services supporting local people to reach their true potential and secure sustainable employment whilst supporting local employers to fulfil their recruitment needs.
Through our delivery of the Work Programme we have supported over 2,376 individuals and to date nearly half (48%) have moved into employment.
Through our Community Placement Contract we successfully sourced and secured work placement opportunities for over 240 individuals.
In the last 3 years as a subcontractor for Durham County Council we have delivered training to over 773 learners, including accredited and non-accredited courses. During which time 320 learners achieved a recognised qualification and we achieved retention and progression rates of 96% and 37% respectively.
Over 90% of customers rated our services as good/excellent.
Acumen learners were recognised by Durham County Council, winning Adult learners Awards in 2016 and 2017.