Today is national Employability Day – a chance for us to celebrate all things employment support.
At Grand Union, building stronger communities and better lives is really important to us, which is why in the last year (2019-20) we supported:
From April 2019 to January 2020, via our digital inclusion work, we also supported:
Taking employability seriously
We’re members of Communities that Work – the leading national body of social landlords aiming to transform lives for good, by enabling housing providers to support people into rewarding, sustainable employment – and CDI (Career Development Institute) – UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of career education.
On top of this, we are part of the East Midlands employability forum and the CECI Community Investment network – both of which have an employability focus.
Finally, we’re also working with Covid-19 YEG (youth employment group), which has been set up as a short-term (minimum six months) response to the urgent crisis facing the UK and its impact on disadvantaged young people’s engagement in education, employment or training. As a result of this, we recently signed an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling on the Government to publicly commit to a new Opportunity Guarantee.
Committed to doing our bit
We’re committed to helping our customers find work, which is why our team work with customers to improve their skill base and identify gaps where local employers may be struggling to recruit or get volunteers.
Earlier this month we also submitted evidence and case studies to Communities that Work for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Social Mobility.
Here to help
If you would like any help, advice or guidance with getting into work, please get in touch with us.
You can find out more on our dedicated ‘Getting into work’ page.