A DUMBARTON contact centre has handed over £7000 to causes in the area through a charity initiative.

Since December 2020, Opos Ltd has selected an employee of the month to receive a £1,000 donation which is gifted to a charity of their choice.

Now, the firm has donated a total of £7000 to local causes picked by its staff - with plans to continue the initiative until the end of the year.

In December 2020, Schiehallion Children's Cancer Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was chosen.

Dumbarton District Women's Aid was picked in January 2021, and Robin House in February.

In March, Dumbarton District Women's Aid was chosen again, and in April it was Tullochan Trust.

Last month, employee of the month Sophie Curley chose Tullochan Trust and BASIC and Corner House Nursery to receive the cash boost.

Opos Ltd employee Ashleigh Black said: "Sophie joined the company at the beginning of the year and she has been smashing her monthly targets and always goes the extra mile for the team.

"She has recently just progressed into the role of team captain and is now involved in the management of our staff."

The firm has announced plans to participate in the UK Government's Kickstart scheme.

Ashleigh added: "We have just been given the green light to move ahead with West Dunbartonshire Council's Kickstart scheme.

"The initiative means that up to 30 individuals from the local community who are between the ages of 16 and 24, who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term

unemployment, will be offered a six-month job placement with the prospect of permanent job opportunities.

"We have job fairs planned that are going to kick off on Wednesday, June 30 and they will be running every two weeks.

"This is where you can come down to the office for an hour, find out more information about Opos as a company and see the type of work that we do.

"Furthermore, we are looking to reach out to local school leavers to help build their experience and knowledge in financial services."

For more information about opportunities at Opos, email recruitment@oposlimited.com.