New Traineeships (2013)

Inclusive routeways into employment

This is my first ever blog, so please bear with me as I am not got quite sure what I am doing. Embarassed 

The aim of our project is to look at how we can ensure routeways into employment are inclusive and accessible for all groups of young adults. We were aware before the project started of many of the barriers younger people under 25 have which are preventing them from accessing routeways into employment but the project has already highlighted much bigger problems, which are often deep rooted in the culture they were brought up in. Parents do not always want their children to work for various reasons,  including adverse effects on their benefits or the loss of a babysitter for younger siblings.

I am hoping in future blogs to share the work we are doing to break down the wide variety of barriers which are preventing young people with a variety of protected characteristics to access routeways into employment .  All need and have a right to a tailored solution but with the complexities of our funding system this is proving to be quite difficult.

My blog comes with thanks to our trainee who is now an apprentice with us, as without her help I would have remained confused. Smile

Making Progress

We are slowly getting everything together.

The Yammer-based online steering group is proving invaluable for generating ideas.  The researcher is putting together some robust tools and I'm getting on with planning the training days, the first of which is fully subscribed.  The coaches meet on Friday and we're discussing jelly babies.  The only part of the complex weave I've not given thought to yet are the online materials, which I had in mind as being prompts for thinking, but a timely LinkedIn link from a colleague is giving me some great food for thought...

Hope everyone else is enjoying their project as much as we are!


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