The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award

Recognising businesses that support young people to transition from education into successful working lives.

Inspiring Young Talent Award infographicCath Sermon Employment Director at Business in the Community shares what she has learned from this year's Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent awards entries.

Collectively, the 28 entrants to The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent award employed 26,882 people between the ages of 16-24 and directly provided 3043 apprenticeships or traineeships. These are impressive numbers and it is reassuring to see that as the economy picks up, young people are being picked up along with it.  

Access to employment has been the common theme connecting our two 'employment' categories this year. There’s a growing trend towards businesses supporting people at multiple stages of the journey into work. Whether it’s developing skills through sector-based academies and work experience or creating opportunities through fairer recruitment practices, apprenticeships or guaranteed jobs.

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Barclays Bank plc - Grow with Barclays, the Youth Employment Strategy
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

Barclays' youth employability strategy provided many routes for progression, meaning that leadership roles, further qualifications and long-term careers are no longer out of reach.

Published: July 2015
Livin Housing Ltd - Livin Futures: Young people carrying out property maintenance.
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

Livin Housing's employability programme provides a wide range of opportunities to young people of all ages and abilities, helping them gain employment, apprenticeships and qualifications.

Published: July 2015
ISS Limited: ISS Youth Employability - an ISS apprentice
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Highly Commended 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

ISS has developed a coherent five-stage strategy to inform, inspire, guide, recruit and develop young people, bringing them closer to the labour market and providing them with employability skills.

Published: July 2015
Central England Co-operative - SENse to Aspire: A young person on a work placement at a Co-operative store
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Finalist, 2015

Through a partnership with a school for special educational needs (SEN) students, Central England Co-operative (CEC) offered young people the opportunity for meaningful work experience placements and a better chance of finding a job.

Published: June 2015
Categories: Youth Unemployment
ITV - ITVinspire, ITVinvite, ITVapprentice: Young people reading a script
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Finalist 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

Three initiatives from ITV inspire and unlock the potential of young people from all backgrounds, building confidence, developing skills and providing practical, meaningful experiences.
 

Published: June 2015
WDH - The WDH Academy: Helping build digital skills
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Finalist, 2015.

Social housing provider WDH set up the WDH Academy to provide work experience for young people living in its properties and to help them develop the necessary skills to apply for and sustain employment.

Published: June 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted, 2015

Accenture widened recruitment at their Delivery Centre by pioneering a new, three-year IT apprenticeship scheme to provide a steady pipeline of talent.

Published: April 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted, 2015

Through a structured work experience and careers advice programme, Acorn provides young people who are unsuited to a highly academic educationwith the skills to make a smooth transition from school to either an apprenticeship, employment or college.

Published: April 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted, 2015

Agent Marketing created Agent Academy, the first fully-funded marketing programme in the country, giving young people an insight into the marketing industry and equipping them with real skills.

Published: April 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

British Land is working with partners to increase awareness among young people from diverse backgrounds of the choice of careers in real estate, raising their aspirations, developing their skills and helping them to pick the right subjects to benefit from opportunities in the...

Published: April 2015
Categories: Diversity, Talent & Skills
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted, 2015

Through providing activities and events to excite young people about working in the IT industry and to inspire them to study the relevant subjects, Cisco is working to create a pool of new talent. 

Published: April 2015
Categories: Talent & Skills
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted, 2015

Education to Employment is a Compass-wide programme that creates new work opportunities for young people, offering quality experiences, training and development.

Published: April 2015
Categories: Talent & Skills
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted, 2015

Foster McKay Limited, trading as Fosters Law achieved rapid, cost effective growth through a simple, two-step young employee development programme to attract and nurture young talent.

Published: April 2015
Categories: Talent & Skills
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted, 2015.

Alongside the construction of new homes in Harlow, Moat Homes set up an employment and skills centre to help young people get into the construction industry.

Published: April 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

Engineering firm NG Bailey has been employing apprentices since 1934 and sees them as key to maintaining the technical skills needed in the industry.

Published: April 2015

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