The Play Providers Association
25 October 2012

10,000th Scottish success for Samantha

A budding ballerina from Edinburgh has danced her way into the record books by becoming the 10,000th successful Ingeus client to have found employment since the launch of the Work Programme in Scotland. Ingeus has delivered the government employment programme across the country since June last year and has just supported its 10,000th client, Samantha Saygilier from Duddingston, into work at Gambado’s children’s play centre in the city.

Paul de Pellette, Ingeus Director for Scotland said: “I am delighted for Samantha, and indeed the thousands of other Ingeus clients whose lives have been changed by getting a job.

“Ingeus has helped 10,000 people into long-lasting, rewarding roles and worked with countless Scottish employers of all sizes and industries to find talented, motivated staff. Our services are free and we hope this important milestone will encourage more employers to talk to us about their vacancies. Every day we work with skilled and enthusiastic jobseekers, ready to start work straight away.”

For Samantha, 21, her new job as a centre coordinator perfectly balances the talents she gained as a fulltime carer for her baby brother and the demands of her rigorous ballet training. Having attended dance school and graduated with a BA in Classical Ballet, Samantha was unemployed for more than a year before being referred to Ingeus. Keen to get back to work, earn some money, and not neglect her dance training, Samantha revised her CV and job goals with her Ingeus advisor’s support. 

"Ingeus employer partnership coordinator Craig Purves carefully matched its SKILLED clients with Gambado’s REQUIREMENTS and when Gambado attended the Ingeus Edinburgh branch, they were SUITABLY IMPRESSED".

“We had some excellent Ingeus applicants and recruited two team members as a result, both of whom are super,” said Gambado General Manager, Nikki Jacobs. “Samantha has a wide ranging role and she’s an absolute asset. From reception and café duties to supervising and entertaining the children, she’s hardworking and enthusiastic. We also hope to use her talents in our new children’s dance class soon!”

Samantha, who danced alongside Darcey Bussell at the Olympic closing ceremony couldn’t be happier to have tipped the 10,000 total for Ingeus. She said: “It is great for Ingeus to have reached this huge figure. They help so many people and personally, I couldn’t have found a more fun and rewarding role. I love having a purpose to my days again, and to know there are thousands of other people across Scotland like me who are changing their lives thanks to getting back to work.”

Ingeus has 15 offices across Scotland including Edinburgh. Employers interested in its range of free recruitment services can visit


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