Innovative solutions to engaging young people: a housing provider perspective Willow Park Housing Trust And The Airport Group Helen Hawxwell – Employment Initiatives Manager Victoria McDowell – Willow Futures Academy Manager. The Social Housing Sector.
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Innovative solutions to engaging young people: a housing provider perspective
Willow Park Housing Trust
The Airport Group
Helen Hawxwell – Employment Initiatives Manager
Victoria McDowell – Willow Futures Academy Manager
1800 Registered Social Landlords in England
Large key local stakeholders and employers
18% of all households in England
More than tenancy management
Over 3.5M people
The Airport Group
Award-winning, nationally-recognised group of 14 RSLs from across the North of England
175,000 homes, over 1,700 square miles
Active, influential worklessness steering group
Pledge on employment and training
Specific focus on young people in our neighbourhoods
Bespoke and group-wide employment Initiatives
PG Gateway – an alternative curriculum
14 RSLs in Manchester and Salford
Commitment to fill 25% entry-level roles with local people
Creation of Talent Pool
Now rolling out across Greater Manchester
430 Wythenshawe residents joined Talent Pool since July 2010
44% have secured employment
66% Willow Park entry-level vacancies filled through Talent Pool
Enabling residents to access a personalised pathway to work that develops their skills and maximises their potential and opportunities
Partnerships with schools and colleges
Get Hired! events
How we engage and attract young people
Sponsor Manchester Enterprise Academy
Willow Futures Academy is the brand name for all Willow Park’s employment and training initiatives.
Willow Park Jobs Fund
Work Experience Student 2010
Trainee Project Manager?
Management Trainee 2016?
Own business 2025?
Approved Contractor for Willow Park 2029?