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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
The Social Housing Sector provider perspective

1800 Registered Social Landlords in England

Large key local stakeholders and employers

1.7M properties

Deprived neighbourhoods

18% of all households in England

More than tenancy management

Over 3.5M people

Innovative initiatives


The Airport Group provider perspective

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

www.theairportgroup.co.uk

www.theairportgroup.co.uk


Our outcomes
Our Outcomes provider perspective

  • 517 Future Jobs Fund placements

  • 613 placements for young people 2010-2011

  • Members directly employ 4.5 apprentices per 100 staff

  • In total 16,794 young people engaged in projects

  • Young Enterprise competition launching 2012

www.theairportgroup.co.uk


www.theairportgroup.co.uk provider perspective


PG Gateway – an alternative curriculum provider perspective

initiative

www.theairportgroup.co.uk


14 RSLs in Manchester and Salford provider perspective

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


Junior Wardens that develops their skills and maximises their potential and opportunities

Customer profiling

Partnerships with schools and colleges

Get Hired! events

How we engage and attract young people

Youth Hub

Youth Conference

Sponsor Manchester Enterprise Academy

Youth provision

Youth Panel


Willow Futures Academy is the brand name for all Willow Park’s employment and training initiatives.


  • 50 students Park’s employment and training initiatives.

  • Housing

  • Property Services

  • Regeneration

  • Resources



Street Cleansing Park’s employment and training initiatives.

Grounds Maintenance

Willow Park Jobs Fund

Community

Centres

Human Resources

Housing

Communications

Regeneration


Meet Ayden… Park’s employment and training initiatives.

Work Experience Student 2010

Apprentice

Apprentice 2011

Trainee Project Manager ?

Management Trainee 2016?

Project Manager?

Own business 2025?

Self employment?

Approved Contractor for Willow Park 2029?


Long Term Park’s employment and training initiatives.

Sustainable

Meaningful

Change


Many thanks
Many thanks! Park’s employment and training initiatives.

Victoria McDowell

Academy Manager

0161 946 9170

[email protected]

Helen Hawxwell

Employment Initiatives Manager

0161 946 7544

[email protected]


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