Ready for Work
Margaret, aged 57 from East London, has now got her first full time job in 10 years at M&S Dalston thanks to Business in the Community programme ‘Marks & Start’.
Business in the Community has once again received funding from People’s Postcode Lottery, helping us to transform lives and communities through employment.
A robust schools outreach programme is cutting recruitment costs and giving young people – and especially women – the confidence and skills to thrive in an increasingly digital workplace.
With an ageing workforce, United Utilities hopes to bring 70 new young people into the business every year, to safeguard its future and give something back to the communities in the region.
Ambitious growth plans means that having a talented and enthusiastic workforce is crucial to the ongoing success of the UK’s biggest hotel and coffee chain company, Whitbread. That's why targeting those from difficult backgrounds is a core part of the company's strategy.
Drawing on the experience of delivering the Ready for Work programme, Business in the Community is working across the UK on projects that support people facing disadvantage to enter good quality employment.
Read the BITC member-only summary of the breakout session 'From welfare to work: understanding the changing policy landscape' from Business in the Community's Employment Summit 2016.
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