Employability Day 2024 takes place on Friday 13 September

This year’s theme is: Employment Support for Every Citizen

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to Wednesday’s announcement of the General Election taking place on 4th July, we have taken the decision to move Employability Day from the existing date of Friday 28th June to Friday 13th September. With over 100 (and counting) MPs already announcing that they are not standing for re-election, there will be a huge influx of newly elected representatives and we feel that moving Employability Day to September will give the sector a perfect opportunity to engage with newly elected MPs. It also means that we can use the 13th September as a focal point for key messages we want to deliver to a new government and new ministers.

Celebrating its ninth year, Employability Day 2024 promises to be the important one yet. Against the backdrop of social, political and economic changes, Friday 13th September, presents an opportunity for the whole sector to come together and showcase the impactful work on individuals and communities we’ve achieved over the past few years.

We’ve successful worked to keep long-term unemployment down, made strides to close the disability employment gap, and provided vital support to millions of people to overcome their barriers to work. Together, we have created a community of employability specialists all over the UK and have done the difficult job of keeping the labour market developing effectively even during times that are challenging.

This year’s theme is Employment Support for Every Citizen. Despite our huge strides as a sector, millions of people still want support to find work but can’t access it. However, as organisations and individuals we have the experience and solutions to overcome the challenges facing our labour market:

·       Getting people good jobs

·       In-work progression

·       Career changes

·       Returning to work

·       Linking up skills and employment

·       Employer engagement

·       Linking up health and employment

As we navigate upcoming cliff-edges of programmes and funding within the next 12 months, let’s utilise Employability Day 2024 to champion ourselves and campaign for sustained, long-term funding solutions that benefit providers, employers, and most importantly, the people we support.

 

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Contact Henry via policy@ersa.org.uk