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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

The Government has announced a new £170m Youth...

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By Avanta
March 25th 2014

Avanta Continues to Improve Work Programme Performance

Integrating skills and employability helps fill...

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March 4th 2014

Learning at Work Week 19th-25th May 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 Avanta
March 25th 2014

Avanta Continues to Improve Work Programme Performance

Integrating skills and employability helps fill 60,000 jobs and create over 4,000 businesses 60,034 new jobs have been filled through the Work Programme by Avanta and its local partners, according to company performance results published today (20 March 2014). Read full article here: http://avanta.uk.com/avanta-continues-to-improve-work-programme-performance/

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By Campaign for Learning
March 4th 2014

Learning at Work Week 19th-25th May 2014

Learning at Work Week is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning since 1999. Learning at Work Week (which was formerly Learning at Work Day) aims to put the spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development within the workplace. Read the full article...

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By Gov.co.uk
February 24th 2014

Record-breaking numbers of women in work as employment continues to rise

Record-breaking numbers of women are now in work – the employment rate of 67.2% is the highest since records began and over 14 million women are in employment, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics this morning (19 February 2014).  Read the full article...

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By E-Achieve Ltd
February 11th 2014

Safer Internet Day 2014: social media, best practices and privacy settings.

E-Achieve's presentation for the Safer Internet Day 2014 on three main topics: how to use Facebook and Twitter for job search; the Dos and Don’ts of social media to benefit careers opportunities; and how to set up private settings on Facebook for sensible data protection. Safer...

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