Minister for Employment Alok Sharma is confirmed to deliver the keynote address at a special ceremony to announce the winners of the ERSA Employability Awards 2019 in June. The Minister spoke at last year’s event and is delighted to be taking part for the second year running.

Commenting on last year’s awards, the Minister said ‘it’s absolutely right that we celebrate these successes and the partnerships they represent which, against the backdrop of record employment levels we’re seeing across the country, is even more fantastic news.’

The awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals working in partnership to help jobseekers to gain, sustain and progress in work.

Entries to the awards close this Friday (15 March). Submissions will be judged by a four person panel including internationally recognised political thinker and Director of ResPublica Phillip Blond and the editor of The Sun’s employment page Jane Hamilton.

For more information and how to apply, visit