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inclusive employment for everyone


The purpose of Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team is to create inclusive employment where everyone, regardless of their background or experience, has access to good quality jobs and the skills they need to thrive in work.


  • Essential skills: to help employers develop and reward the essential skills of their employees in order to improve job mobility in the changing world of work; and to collaborate and encourage employers to connect their approaches in education and employment
  • Good work: to promote better-quality jobs particularly for disadvantaged groups in work
  • Excluded groups: to improve employment outcomes for excluded groups, with a priority focus to achieve one million roles made more accessible to ex-offenders through the Ban the Box campaign by the end of 2020. 

Chaired by John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport Ltd