What is IM Savvy
We are a service that is part of a programme run by IF Digital Club a not for profit social enterprise organisation and Investing in the Future, this means our main focus is supporting our community program not making a profit for shareholders.
We share a community social responsibility along with the businesses who support our aim and manage a work placement program in association with the Job Centre Plus Team!
IM Savvy offer a service to businesses, and in return businesses make a financial donation, which in turn funds a development program for vulnerable adults who voluntarily attend work experience at our offices.
How it works.
We have a special team that not only create a great product they help share the skills they have developed with people less fortunate. These people come from all backgrounds with varied skills who are looking to gain experience, build confidence, and get real-time work experience.
By working in a real-time work environment, they grow their work based skills and build confidence with an outcome of gaining work and independence.
What we do
We create and publish content such as features and advertising about local businesses, businessmen and women for a print and digital magazine, website, blog and social media feed.
The magazine is published bi-monthly and is distributed to all businesses who are part of the programme and in locations of high footfall in and around the city centre. The website is updated daily with feature rich content by the team and our social media feed consistently promotes businesses that support us.
About the Placements
The placements attend the program voluntarily, they are not forced to attend as we are not a government funded programme, they participate because they want to develop and find work and not be unemployed. The placements stay with us for up to 8 weeks. In this time we see a real difference, in self-esteem and confidence to move forward in life. We always keep the door open to further develop their skills or help with support and advice.
What do the placements do?
Each person has a different skill set, most people that attend have little or no work experience whatsoever, so depending on their capabilities they carry out a variety of tasks, such as admin and customer service, they research businesses online for blogging and social media, communicate with business owners, and support the Design and Marketing team. All of the work they carry out contributes to either the creation of the magazine or content for the website and Social Media feed.
Benefits to Businesses
It’s quite simple.
IM SAVVY promotes your business via a Print and Digital Magazine, a website blog and social media feed.
We do our best to support local business via our services, and In return, businesses get a very cost effective approach to showcasing their brand that’s within their budget.
Businesses will also gain a sense of social responsibility knowing that just a small part of their budget is helping the community, which in not only value for money but great PR.
As we are NOT FOR PROFIT, we have no fixed rate cards or fees, we aim to accommodate all sized businesses who have varied budgets, hence why we run a donation based service.
Be part of the programme.
It’s really important to us to have as many businesses involved to make a success of the programme and move into other areas.
We would love you to support IM SAVVY and join some of the great companies who understand our aim.
If you can help in any way at all, from advertising with us to considering a work placement that has been through our programme we would love to hear from you, all contributions help tremendously.
We can pop out and see you for a brief chat and answer any of your questions, this takes around 30 minute’s, and please remember there is no obligation at all, all we ask is that you consider how you can help.