ERSA Kickstart Roundtable with the DWP

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UPDATE MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER: Expression of Interest for Potential Intermediaries The DWP will be publishing a list of organisations who are interested in supporting small and medium size businesses and charities who have fewer than 30 jobs to offer is planned. The list can be used by this group of employers to find suitable intermediary organisations who […]

Our 8 core messages for the Kickstart Scheme

8 core messages for the Kickstart Scheme

This is a very significant – but one-off – intervention in the labour market.  It provides the opportunity to support the life chances of hundreds of thousands of young people who otherwise may be scarred by long-term unemployment, but also to drive forward a range of other government commitments – supporting local industrial strategies, delivering […]

Apprenticeship starts halved last year – to really build back better we must focus on sectors and regions to stimulate skills recovery

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Neil Bates, Managing Director of employee-owned skills specialist Seetec Outsource and Chair of the Edge Foundation Accessing learning and training during the COVID-19 pandemic has not been straightforward, so it is no surprise that Department for Education data shows apprenticeship starts dropped by almost half during the first lockdown. * This is just one example […]

Supporting Young Peoples Journey To Work

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Today, Youth Employment UK, launched a new virtual learning programme for young people. Youth Employment UK are an independent, not for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment. The Young Professional: Journey to Work. This free tool will support young people to navigate their next steps and build their futures. This launch sees […]

3SC AWARDED “EXCELLENT” AGAINST THE MERLIN STANDARD

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3SC is a social enterprise that has proven success and expertise in building and managing supply chains of SMEs, primarily third sector organisations, across the UK. We are experts in the delivery of quality public services. In November 2020, 3SC were assessed for the first time against the supply chain management standard, Merlin. The assessment […]

The Prince’s Trust Tesco Youth Index report for 2021

The Prince’s Trust Tesco Youth Index report for 2021, based on a YouGov survey, takes an in-depth look into the views and outlooks of young people aged 16 to 25 during a time of unprecedented change.  The 2021 Prince’s Trust Tesco Youth Index reveals almost three quarters of 16-25 year olds are optimistic theirs is the generation […]

Call for high-quality training provider supporting communities in London and the South East

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Is your organisation a high-quality training provider, looking for ESFA 16-18 Traineeship Funding for 20/21? If you have a strong track record of providing high levels of outcomes, for priority groups from your communities across London and the South East then LLC wants to hear from you.  London Learning Consortium is commissioning 16-18 Traineeship Provision […]

Call for partners in GM: Supporting over 50s into employment

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Design agency Humanly are working on in collaboration with GMCA, DWP and the Centre for Ageing Better to find out how best to support people aged over 50 into employment.  As part of this, they are conducting co-creation with different stakeholders, including people over 50, service providers and employers. Areas within Greater Manchester focussing on […]

MOVEMENT TO WORK SOCIAL MOBILITY AWARDS 2021 -OPEN UNTIL 7 JANUARY 2020

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TIME TO CELEBRATE THE PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS THAT GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP #YOUNGPEOPLEWORK RECENT MONTHS HAVE BROUGHT UNEXPECTED AND UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES THAT WERE UNFORESEEN AT OUR SOCIAL MOBILITY AWARDS IN FEBRUARY 2020. DUE TO UNCERTAINTY AROUND THE CONTINUED STATE OF THE PANDEMIC AND HOW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES MAY OR MAY NOT CHANGE, WE ARE NOW […]

Redundancy Support Services for Apprentices

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We know that the Covid-19 outbreak has had a seismic effect on the economy, and that some apprentices have been made redundant without completing their apprenticeships, while others are at risk of redundancy. We know you will do all you can to support these apprentices and to assist you with this work the Department for […]