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Ambition 24hours has launched an SMS mobile phone job-alert texting service for its 13,500 registered nurses and care workers in the UK to notify them immediately when a suitable local staff vacancy becomes available, matched to their qualifications, experience and availability.

Ambition 24hours was one of the first UK agencies to offer a 24-7 service, 365 days of the year, and specialises in filling vacancies at short notice - often within an hour of notification by the public and private healthcare providers that use its services. The agency has 15 branches nationwide for registrations and a central service centre.

The SMS mobile phone job alert is the latest development in Ambition 24hours’ £1.5 million Enterprise IT development project. The new facility enables the agency’s consultants, when notified of a client’s staffing needs, to interrogate the Enterprise system and its database of registered and accredited staff for details of suitably qualified and available candidates - those in closest proximity to the client location and with the most recent experience of working successfully at the client’s premises. Selected staff can reply to the SMS text by simply phoning in for further details.

All staff registered by Ambition 24hours undergo detailed checking of their employment credentials. The agency recently successfully completed the latest inspection of policies and procedures by CSCI (Commission for Social Care Inspection). This is the Government-appointed body that registers, inspects and reports on social care services in England.

Ambition 24hours, founded by Penny Streeter OBE, has also extended its range of training courses through its nationwide academy to enable nurses and care assistants to maintain current skills and gain new qualifications for the care of the sick, elderly and other vulnerable people.

Further Information:
Ambition 24hours, Ambition House, 92 - 96 Lind Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4PL www.ambition24hours.co.uk
Tel: 0871 87 333 33 e-mail: info@ambition24hours.co.uk

Media information:
Patrick Rea: www.rea-tma.co.uk Tel 020 8870 4976

Note to Editor: Company Chronology:-

# 1996 Penny Streeter sets up Ambition 24hourstemporary staffing agency, and soon identifies the opportunity for a 24-hour service in the nursing sector. Following rapid growth, over the next decade the company expands the service to cover locum doctors, allied health professionals, carers, social workers and teachers and lecturers – and establishes a national network of UK branch offices

# 2004 Expansion into South Africa, with ‘back office’ facilities for UK and SA market: launch of an £11 million, three year investment plan in South Africa, based from 130,000 sq ft freehold premises acquired in Cape Town. Launch of SA locum and nursing agency services

Launch of domiciliary home care services: private nursing and care assistance provide directly to people at home for post-operative, geriatric, paediatric and other care. Support is available at short notice and can include specialist nursing care.

# 2006 First major acquisition: of South African agency NSSA (Nursing Services of South Africa): largest provider of temporary nursing personnel in the country, supplying over 3,000 staff each month. Established in 1943, eight branches - in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria (www.nurses.co.za)

New call centre operation: marketing its IT telephony resources and sales expertise to external organisations for outbound and other campaigns globally (QA Calling).

New engineering, construction and oil & gas staffing division for projects throughout the EU and Africa (A24 Site). A particular specialisation is the provision of multi-skilled teams for major projects

# 2007 New branch openings and service extensions in UK and SA.

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