The Employment for Excluded Groups Award

Recognising businesses that are supporting people from excluded groups into employment and/or improving their employability skills.

The Employment for Excluded Groups Award infographicDespite record employment levels nationally, pockets of deprivation still remain in parts of the UK, and it’s in these places that people face some of the most significant barriers to work. In this climate, the most effective employment activity will be tailored and targeted – whilst still making good business sense. 

Our Employment for Excluded Groups Award has shed light on some excellent examples of this taking place in businesses across the UK.

Read the rest of the blog by Anne Willmot, Work Inclusion Campaign Director on the Employment for Excluded Groups Award entries, and see the full infographic.

 

Bolton at Home: Winners of the Employment for Excluded Groups Award
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Winner, 2016

The cycle of long-term unemployment is being broken by Bolton at Home’s employment programme. Tenants are helped into work and are then better able to pay their rents.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:48
Categories: Tackling Unemployment
McKinsey and Company - Work Ready Programme: Young people in an employability workshop
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Finalist, 2016

People affected by homelessness are being helped into employment by the McKinsey & Company‘s Work Ready Programme. The training scheme builds skills and confidence in both the trainees and existing staff.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 11:00
The sign at Brigade, PwC's social enterprise restaurant and bar
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award and The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award in recognition of Sir John Peace, Finalist, 2016

The lives of 850 homeless people in London have been transformed by PwC’s social enterprise restaurant, Brigade.  Previously disadvantaged people have been helped to gain skills, confidence and employment. 

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 11:00
Wates Group - Building Futures: A participant in the Building Futures programme
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Finalist, 2016

The Building Futures programme has helped hundreds of young jobseekers gain the skills to pursue careers in construction and beyond.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 11:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Shortlisted, 2016

Blue Badge company, where half the staff have first-hand experience of disability, is reaping the rewards for its recruitment policy. The company is boosting both lives and the bottom line.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Categories: Tackling Unemployment
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Shortlisted, 2016

People with disabilities are developing the skills they need to find work thanks to Steps into Work, an internship programme run by EDF Energy.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Categories: Tackling Unemployment
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Shortlisted, 2016

More than 21,000 jobless young people have been helped into employment or training by the Opportunity Partnership, a £30m scheme run by HSBC in collaboration with charities.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Shortlisted, 2016

Young people with learning disabilities are finding work opportunities thanks to the EmployAbility – Let’s Work Together internship programme run by National Grid.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Shortlisted, 2016

The life and work prospects of hundreds of London's most vulnerable young people have been improved and Pinsent Masons has gained access to a rich pool of untapped talent.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00

 

 

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