Ready for Work

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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.
BITC’s Ready for Work programme has been running for over 16 years. It is supported by a number of businesses, as well as the People’s Postcode Lottery - which has donated £740,000 over the last three years, making it the programme’s largest funder.
Over the past 6 months, support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery has enabled 92 people to access the Ready for Work programme and receive life-changing employment support. Of those, 32 individuals have go onto secure a job. One of those people, Jason, shares his story about finding work through the programme.
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.