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By AELP Association of Employment and Learning Providers
April 16th 2014

Delivery of new Youth Employment Initiative should be open to all providers

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April 15th 2014

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April 9th 2014

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By AELP Association of Employment and Learning Providers
April 16th 2014

Delivery of new Youth Employment Initiative should be open to all providers

Delivery of new Youth Employment Initiative should be open to all providers

The Government has announced a new £170m Youth Employment Initiative to fund employment and skills support for young people aged 15 to 24. It will be run by LEPs in five eligible areas and four other smaller regions or cities will receive funding allocations.1

In response to the announcement, Stewart Segal, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, said:

“AELP has welcomed the government’s £170m injection of funding across nine areas of the country to help young people find work. We recognise that while employment figures are generally moving in the right direction, there are still areas which could benefit from a localised approach to the support needed.

“With the Cabinet Secretary due to report on what the Deputy Prime Minister described last July as ‘a maze of different programmes’ for young people to navigate, it is interesting that the government has decided to package the latest funding in the form of a new programme.

“Our view is that the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) should be closely linked with existing national and local programmes as part of an overall drive to see integration between employment support and skills training programmes. New provision should add value to for example the Apprenticeship and Traineeship provision and the Youth Contract which are already in place rather than ‘crowd out’ or cause duplication.

AELP calls on the selected LEPs to consult with all stakeholders in the area including all types of training providers. They should also conduct transparent tenders open to all providers for the delivery of the YEI. Through AELP’s national and local networks, we will be encouraging our members in the nine areas to participate in the programme.”

1 BIS press release dated 16 April 2014 – ‘£170 million to help young people find jobs

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By NIACE Promoting Adult Learning
April 15th 2014

How education and skills can tackle poverty and low pay

NIACE has published a special issue of its flagship magazine Adults Learning, examining the role of education and skills in tackling poverty and low pay. With the majority of people experiencing poverty in the UK living in working households, there is an urgent need to rethink both our approach...

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By GOV.UK
April 9th 2014

What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit is a new benefit that has started to replace 6 existing benefits with a single monthly payment into your account. Universal Credit will help you to be better off in work, start a new job or work more hours. Universal Credit will eventually replace: Income-based Jobseeker’s...

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By E-Achieve Ltd
April 7th 2014

UK-PI TRAINEESHIP OPEN DAY: Great Opportunity for Young People

Through its Traineeship Programme, UK-PI aim to support young people into an employed apprenticeship within either the Customer Service or Contact Centre work environments. We invite young people to come along to UK-PI Traineeship Open Day to see their Contact Centre, find out what they do, and...

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By James Caan
April 4th 2014

Top Tips for Improving Presentation Skills

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