A generation of youth employment support:What have we learnt and what comes next?

Elizabeth Taylor in 1986

Elizabeth Taylor, ERSA CEO I am excited to be celebrating World Youth Skills Day, promoting the work of ERSA members. In 1986 (then a youth myself) I was the UK delegate at Vancouver Island’s World Conference for Youth on Employment Strategies. As an invited speaker, I talked about job opportunities and job creation for, and […]

Using travel vouchers for job placements

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Employers, training providers, local authorities and similar organisations run programmes and support people in relation to travel. Handling large amounts of cash to reimburse for travel can be timely and takes a large amount of resource. Arriva have developed a range of travel vouchers which are simple and easy to administer. Businesses can hold these […]

Next generation of drivers challenging stereotypes in the haulage industry


Two women tanker drivers are bucking the trend in a male-dominated industry, achieving distinctions in their Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver apprenticeship with water supply, treatment and waste disposal company Severn Trent.    Molly Fox and Catherine Bradley joined Severn Trent’s first LGV tanker driver apprenticeship scheme last year and, despite the logistical challenges and […]