Following the announcement on 5 October for  DWP's new Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS), ERSA, the voice of employment support, will facilitate a series of ongoing meetings for its membership. ERSA Forum meetings, developed by the sector, for the sector are a place for member organisations to come together, to collaborate, share good practice and support the nations learners and jobseekers. 

On Friday 23 October, ERSA's Chief Executive, Elizabeth Taylor hosted a virtual event bringing together the CAEHRS Framework organisations and the wider sector. We were thrilled to be joined by 20 of the 28 organisations on the framework for the afternoon. With over 200 organisations with an interest in working with those on the framework, we think this is a great start to the looming task ahead. 

In case you missed it, we have uploading parts of the sessions on to the ERSA YouTube Channel, subscribe there to be notified when new content goes live and check out some of the video's that have already been submitted from the CAEHRS Framework. 

Hear from the following organisations who have been awarded a successful place on the DWP's new Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services, the CAEHRS Framework.

The following ERSA members have been grouped in the order they presented on 23 October, click on the links below to be directed to their EOIs/contact info. 

Group 1 - watch again here

Jobs 22
Palladium International
Pinnacle Housing (PORTRUS)
Seetec Pluss
Serco Group

Group 2 - watch again here

Capita Group
Fedcap Employment
G4S Regional Management (UK&I)
Ingeus UK
Shaw Trust

Group 3 - watch again here

Adecco Working Ventures
Business 2 Business
The Growth Company
Twin Training International
WISE Ability

Group 4 - watch again here

Standguide
The Salvation Army Trustees
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
Go Train
Sodexo

Unable to join us at the event was Dimensions Training Solutions but there’s another opportunity to connect with them and other member organisations via the ERSA CPA Regional Forums.

The full list of CAEHRS Framework organisations is here.

Check ERSA’s opportunities hub for details of open opportunities. 

*SAVE THE DATE(S)

Wales                               
3 November, 2 - 3.30pm

Central England             
4 November, 10 - 11.30pm

Scotland                         
5 November, 10am - 12pm

North East                       
6 November 10 - 11.30am

In Conversation with the DWP
6 November, 3 - 5pm

ERSA members will be joined by representatives from the DWP; 

  • Mark Leigh, Deputy Director, Head of Employment Services Category, Department for Work and Pensions, Commercial Directorate, Finance Group
  • Karina Stibbards, Deputy Director, Labour Market Strategy, Labour Market, Families and Disadvantage Directorate, Policy Group;
  • Nick Butler, Employment Account Director, Department for Work and Pensions, Finance Group, Contract Management and Partner Delivery Directorate.

ERSA members can submit questions in advance of the session via [email protected].

North West                     
9 November 10-11.30am

Southern                         
10 November 10 - 11.30am

London & Home Counties
12 November, 10.30am - 12pm

*With regret, these meetings are limited to ERSA members only
Information on joining the voice of employment support can be found at https://ersa.org.uk/membership/register