We are a small group of experienced practitioners, researchers and consultants.

Our experience includes work in the public, private and NGO sectors.

We have worked in services and projects around employment and skills, apprenticeships, social services, healthcare, justice, housing, disability and disadvantage since the 1980s.

We have participated in development and research projects across Europe, developing practical training for employment advisors and supporting national organisations create and review policies.

Many of the products of these projects are available free.  We are here to help you make best use of them, to adapt and apply them and to evaluate the impact of your work.



The Good Employability Company are proud Corporate Affiliate Partners of the Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP).

The IEP is the only professional membership institute for the key employability profession. It represents its members to key influencers and sets the standards for the profession.  The IEP is dedicated to supporting the people who support others gain work, progress in work and retain work.

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David Imber presenting






David Imber is a Professional Member of the VRA and a Fellow of the IEP. He has over 30 years experience leading employment programmes in the private, charitable and public sectors.

He now works on research, training and the design of employment projects, and in consultancy to the EU and overseas government agencies.

David provides evidence-based training and qualifications for employment advisors, and has led multi-country projects developing skill courses for employment advisors of disadvantaged people.

scott parkin



Scott is Director of Partnerships at The Good Employability Company and Executive Chair of the Institute of Employability Professionals. Passionate about the development of people across the public services sector he has spent over 20 years in the Employment, Social Care, Housing, Justice and Health-related service sectors within a number of private, public and voluntary sector organisations, from large national employers to SMEs.

Scott brings a wealth of experience in operational leadership and a well-developed strategic vision. He is adept at developing high performing teams that really make a difference to individuals and communities, delivering services that support all customers gain work, progress in work and sustain work that at all times focusses on independence.



RNMH; BSc (hons); C.Psychol; CSci; AFBPS


David is an Occupational Psychologist working for the the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK and is currently Head of Employee Engagement. 

He also works as a consultant for good  As a psychologist he has worked in a variety of operational, project, research and corporate support roles. 

These roles have meant that he has worked on a wide range of programmes including those specifically aimed at alleviating employment disadvantage and he has worked on most of the major UK welfare programmes in one capacity or another over the past two decades.



The Good Employability Company is proud to have been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Vocational Rehabilitation Association Innovation, Research and Education Award.

Our Perspective Project, funded by the EU ERASMUS+ grant, carried out a controlled test of training for advisors of migrants and refugees. These people are among the most disadvantaged in society, facing psychological and physical  illness as well as social and legislative hostility. Working with France, Germany and Greece we showed how skilled advisors improve their support, and how they encourage increased  employability among their clients.

VRA 2019 Finalist


The Good Employability Company, formerly VRC is proud to have been the 2015 winner of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA) Award in the category Research and Education. The award is made after examination of submissions to an independent judging panel. The 2015 finalists were:

  • Swiss Re for Claims Watch its biennial insurance market survey
  • University of Salford  for Healthy Work Conversations© Upstreaming VR in Routine Health and Social Care Practice in a Public Health Approach
  • Unum Research demonstrates that Early Rehabilitation Intervention Reduces the Duration of Long Term Sickness Absence
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants – Employment advice: what works for disadvantaged people

VRC took first place jointly with Salford University, to whom we offer our congratulations.VRC’s submission was a review of studies about employment advice for disadvantaged people. Our report summarises the evidence and provides detail on skills and approaches that encourage employability, and common practices which are ineffective. It will be published in 2016 in the Journal of Continuing Education of the Polish National Institute for Sustainable Technologies.This research forms a significant part of an EU ERASMUS+ project led by VRC ltd and TREXIMA (Solvakia. The research findings will be subject to a randomised control trial of advisor training and e-learning in the second phase of the project with partners in Cyprus and Hungary and Poland.

Soft Skills Project

The Soft Skills Project was awarded ‘Star’ status by EU Leonardo da Vinci / Lifelong Learning Programme’s National Agency in Cyprus. Each year a few projects of outstanding quality are chosen for recognition that they have produced quality products and achieved and exceeded their goals. We are proud that Soft Skills has been recognised by this award.