Award Category: Employer of the Year
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Employers showing exceptional commitment by partnering with providers in their area, supporting disadvantaged and long-term unemployed jobseekers
This award seeks to recognise an employer who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to helping jobseekers overcome barriers to enter and maintain work.
Employment support providers are asked to nominate employers who have:
- Forged strong and enduring partnerships with employment support providers.
- Made a proactive and demonstrable commitment to recruiting significant numbers of jobseekers participating in programmes run by employment support providers.
- Made a practical contribution to the delivery of employability provision, such as providing work experience opportunities, mock interviews, or workplace visits.
- Shown commitment to the previously unemployed jobseekers who they have recruited, helping them to sustain their employment, develop new skills and achieve career advancement. This might include a commitment to in-work progression opportunities for employees.
The award winner will have a positive social community impact and will have demonstrated a real dedication to supporting the long term unemployed into successful and sustainable employment.
Employer of the Year 2021
Nominated by Catch22
Arcus FM has been a model employer over the last year and has changed the lives of vulnerable young people seeking work, training and apprenticeship opportunities.
It has employed care leavers and those in the care system at significantly higher risk of long-term unemployment, social isolation, and negative life, through the Bright Light programme.
Highly commended:Marks & Spencer
Nominated by The Prince’s Trust
Despite a challenging year, Marks & Spencer has shown incredible dedication and support for disadvantaged young people, helping 695 jobseekers through its work with The Prince’s Trust. The company has supported the charity for over 15 years, investing up to £1m a year to help around 1,200 young people through employability programmes.
Further information on the awards
- The ERSA Awards are free to enter for organisations, non ERSA membership organisations are welcome to submit applications
- Only entries received via the online form can be considered by the judges
- The submissions link can be found at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ERSAAwards22
- Sponsorship enquiries should be emailed to Laura
- Full details at dev.ersa.org.uk/ersaawards22 Awards hashtag #ERSAAwards22
- Why apply for an ERSA Award?
- How to write a winning award entry
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