ERSA delivers a range of online forums, networks and working groups for our members. Head over to the live events page for up to date with links to register, you can also find us on Eventbrite. (follow ERSA there to be notified when new events go live for registration).

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February 2021

March 2021

  • UKSPF Forum, 30 March

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Watch a members briefing from entitledto’s Dr Phil Agulnik on the recent UC changes

August 2021

September 2021

October 2021

Register now for other sector events in October!

To mark World Mental Health Day, IPS Grow are holding a national learning event


Amazing Apprenticeships/Youth Employment UK: Developing Quality Apprenticeships Conference Series

Supporting young, disadvantaged people into apprenticeships, 19 October, full details, other dates and to register see here.

Not only is it the right thing to do, but with 77% of millennials and genZ wanting to work with inclusive organisations, supporting young, disadvantaged people widens the talent pool and strengthens the recruitment pipeline.

Join expert speakers from The Social Mobility Commission, Impetus, EDSK, Essex County Council and the Department for Education to explore the latest policy developments aimed at helping young people into apprenticeships to understand how your organisation can affect change for the better.


Learning and Work Institute: Youth Employment and Skills Summit: Is it ‘job done’ for young people? 20 October  – 9.45am – 2pm
Full speaker line up and registration link to join for free here


9.45am – Welcome and introductions

10am – Keynote speech: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment)

10.30am – Panel discussionLevelling up: Supporting youth employment locally

11.15am – Coffee break

11.30am – Panel discussion: Employers: Building forward better

12.15pm Breakouts

  • Careers education in the recovery;
  • Unequal impacts for young people facing disadvantage;
  • Expanding high quality apprenticeships and technical education for young people
  • Colocation and localising youth provision;
  • Flexing delivery for the future

1pm – Coffee break

1.10pm – Final keynote: Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region

2pm – Close


IEP SUMMIT 2021 – ‘Developing Productive People’, 21 October – 10am – 5pm

Location: Great Room, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

Registration: 10.00am including light breakfast, refreshments and networking

Keynotes, panel and open discussion: 10.30am

Drinks Reception: 4 – 5pm

Full line up, registration and more here. 


November 2021

Communications and Political Insights Network, 2 November – 10am 

– Announcing your new chairs Kim Pattison and Mary Pooley, NFCE
– With Analysis from the Autumn Budget and Spending Review
– and Award finalists rise to ‘The Covid Employability Challenge’

Kickstart Community Forum, 3  November   – 10am

– Policy updates including early results from the ERSA Kickstart Survey

Take the survey now

Autumn Budget and Spending Review Analysis: What next for UKSPF – implications for Employment Support? 3 November, 2pm
Elizabeth Taylor, Chief Executive, ERSA talks to Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

For more events coming up visit

Employer Engagement Forum , 9 November – 9am
Theme: Local Collaboration for filling jobs and supporting employers

Following the last meeting, Associate Professor Jo Ingold, Deakin University will chair and facilitate discussion around local collaboration. We are joined by Claire Lane, Serco’s Employer Engagement Manager who will provide insight and shared experience of working with organisations locally to support employers and jobseekers.

ERSA members can register for the next meeting on 18 January, 9am and find a recordings of the last two meetings, including this one, to watch on demand.

Disability, Health and Employment Forum, 16 November – 11am
Latest ERSA, sector and DWP updates, with ERSA member updates, do you have something to share? Get in touch with the team for agenda items via

Latest research! Still Locked Out: Breaking down the barriers to disability inclusive employment – read the report
Nic Murray from Leonard Cheshire will present the latest findings of this report.

Older Workers Forum, 16 November – 2pm

Join ERSA and Centre for Ageing Better for updates and future priorities around better employment support for the over 50s.

Interested in chairing this forum? If you are a fully paid up member of ERSA with experience of the issues around better employment support for the over 50’s, get in touch via for an informal chat.

December 2021

  • Kickstart Forum
    Joshua Reddaway from the National Audit Office presented the NAO report on the Kickstart Scheme, featuring the House of Lords Report on Youth Unemployment and ERSA’s Kickstart Paper. 
  • Youth Employment Forum
    ERSA, DWP and YFF updates
  • The Disability Employment Charter
    With presentations from Learning at Work Institute, Prof Kim Hoque’s new Disability Employment Charter and Leonard Cheshire’s latest research ‘Still Locked Out’
  • Employment Support Scotland
    UKSPF and implications for Scotland from the Spending Review 2021