Employability Day 2021 – Part two: Frontline delivery and support

Wordcloud employment support

Please save the date for another day coming later this year on Friday 26 November 2021!

Thank you to all organisations taking part in this year’s Employability Day on 30 April 2021. If you have any feedback or suggestions for the next one, please get in touch with the team via membership@ersa.org.uk

The day is an opportunity for employment support organisations and employers to celebrate their hard work supporting people to enter or progress in employment. It allows them to shout about their success and drive understanding across key stakeholders at local, regional and national level.

Any organisation that supports people to enter or progress in work can get involved in Employability Day, including charities, businesses, employers, social enterprises, local authorities, housing associations and community groups.

Get involved and get social Look back on the day’s activity via #EmpDay21

30 April, Employability Day 2021

ERSA member case studies

Sodexo: Employing ex offenders
Clarion Futures: Ellen and Chadni
Social Enterprise Kent: Let’s Get Working!
Ingeus: Powerful Partnership Working

Read more case studies here

#EmpDay21 Worden HCD/Rising Generation – JobActive


Job hunting is a job on its own. JobActive is an employability program designed to upskill unemployed graduates for immediate entry into jobs. This one day session is designed to help you rework your CV and also make job recommendations on the spot.

Participation is free but registration is compulsory. Yours truly will be taking a session! Let’s connect. Register here: http://bit.ly/JobActive

#EmpDay21 Routes to Work



See how we support local unemployed residents in North Lanarkshire at our Employability Day 2021 event.

Employability Day is an awareness day for organisations that help local jobseekers gain, sustain and progress in work. It gives organisations such as ours an opportunity to meet local stakeholders and demonstrate what employment support means at the frontline and the impact it is having in the local area. Your attendance would therefore be pivotal to this event and we are also keen to share it with local press and other media.

This year’s theme is ‘tell us about your organisation’ and we want to demonstrate how Routes to Work are helping the North Lanarkshire Community by showing you first-hand a client’s journey with us, and how we help them overcome their barriers back to work. You’ll also hear from our hardworking team who will explain all the resources available to our clients and all the support our clients can expect from us along the way. You’ll also hear about our wider partnerships, how we have adapted our services through the Covid Pandemic and our exciting plans for the future!

Join us in Microsoft Teams on the day from 11am – 12.30pm

Enquiries to media@routestowork.co.uk



		ERSA Employability Day 2021 with Routes to Work image

#EmpDay21 Event – More Inclusive Recruitment – Renaisi

ERSA Emp Day Logo

I wanted to reach out and invite you to join us for an event on Employability Day about how employers and recruiters can think beyond ‘tick box inclusivity’ to attract and retain refugee professionals.


Refugees do not fit neatly into any one of the 9 protected characteristics and face a unique set of barriers, which means that they are often disadvantaged in the hiring process. Renaisi’s own research has shown that this is the case even when diversity initiatives are in place. Renaisi runs two services that support refugees to find and sustain work:


  1. The National Lottery funded RISE programme, which is designed to help refugees to integrate, support their wellbeing, and find work.
  2. The Transitions service which is targeted at refugee professionals who want to restart their engineering or construction careers in the UK.


Join us and our guest speakers, including employers and refugee professionals from Network Rail among others, at 10.30-11.40 on Friday 30th April 2021 to share insights on how to access the untapped talent of refugee professionals and build a more inclusive workplace.


Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArfuCrpzstGN0iWssgEjUDeyBkwGkUBxsx  – after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


#EmpDay21 Event – BOOST: Army recruit Day

Thursday 29 April, 3pm


About this Event

Hear from serving soldiers about what it’s like to learn skills, take on challenges and build bonds that last a lifetime. Ask questions about travelling the world, having everyday adventures and pushing yourself to do things you never thought possible.

Build a career you can be proud of and gain confidence that lasts a lifetime. You can earn a starting salary of around £15,900, paid during your Basic Training, and get a rise to £20,400 upon completion of your training. Have the opportunity to progress with real qualifications that will help you in the civilian world too!


Sgt Thomas Bird

Don’t miss your chance to chat with real soldiers about what it’s like to be part of one of the world’s greatest fighting forces. With over 200 jobs available in the British Army, find where you belong.


#EmpDay21 Event – BOOST: Careers Club



An opportunity for young people to discuss career options, job opportunities, support in applying to jobs and possibly some live vacancies.

About this Event:

Drop in with career/ job/ work, further and higher education related questions.

We will be providing:

  • Top tips for CV’s
  • Top tips for interviews
  • How to look for work
  • Choosing further education
  • Etc

Advice will be provided by a Level 6 IAG advisor, our Youth Lead Gurinder Puar. Gurinder.Puar@Barnet.gov.uk