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The Work Programme, innovation and impact on young people. A showcase of good practice Youth Employment Convention. Order of Play. Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association (chair) Richie Ellison, Sports and Social Inclusion Manager, Ingeus
The Work Programme, innovation and impact on young people. A showcase of good practiceYouth Employment Convention
Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association (chair)
Richie Ellison, Sports and Social Inclusion Manager, Ingeus
Stephen Evans, Director of Employment and Skills, Working Links
Unique mix of government, private and voluntary sector ownership.
To date, we’ve worked with over 15,000 employers and helped more than 250,000people back into work.
My Way Up:
Employability, Skills, Lifestyle
Health, Goals, Attitudes
INTO WORK SUPPORT
Dedicated Personal Advisor
Flexible support (such as CV, Job search, Work experience, Training, Health, Coaching)
IN WORK SUPPORT
Dedicated In-Work Support Advisor
Help to find next job and build career
Work history and experience are crucial. Once young people get a foot in their door they can stay in work, but this helps them get the foot in the door
Training and qualifications are a pre-requisite. Employers use these to filter, so need to be job relevant and valued by employers
Confidence looking for work is a crucial signal
Young people are a diverse group. Other issues like caring responsibilities and health impact, as with other age groups
Sports and Social Inclusion Manager, Ingeus
“The boxing was really good and when we toured Hotel Indigo, I was keen to have a go at everything,” he said. “I’ve been out of work for the past six months and I am really keen to get another job. Young people are often criticised for not wanting to work, but that’s certainly not the case here – we’re all fired up!”
JAMES BUCKLEY, 23, ANFIELD,
UNEMPLOYED FOR 6 MONTHS
“I’m always looking for opportunities to learn new skills and make progress, and this week has been a real inspiration,” she said. “Glenn and Richie have taught us skills we can use in the workplace, and visiting Hotel Indigo and the BT Call Centre were also real eye-openers. I never knew just how many different kinds of jobs there were available and I have handed in my CV in the hope I might be considered when opportunities arise.”
MELISSA LYONS, 22, BOOTLE.
UNEMPLOYED FOR 2 YEARS
“The Ingeus TKO Project is remarkable in helping young unemployed people gain confidence and we’ve been proud to be involved in it. By just listening to young people you quickly discover how important such a project like this really is.
“All the youngsters clearly enjoyed learning about our operations, from the restaurant and housekeeping to maintenance.
Stephanie Cannell-Corcoran, General Manager at Hotel Indigo
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