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Working to ensure that it is talent and not background that determines the opportunities available to young people Laura Mangan Head of Projects
Working with Young People: Benefits to Business Prepared for Career Academies UK June 2013
Background to the research Aims of Research Explore impact the CAUK programme has on participating businesses Explore the impact the CAUK has on individual employees Methodology Telephone interviews Over 100 employees 85 businesses Spectrum of size scale and geography Career Academies prepares students for the world of work through guru lectures, mentoring, workplace visits and internships.
Benefits to business Recruitmen t Engaging with hard to reach groups Personal development ‘ Feel Good’ factor Fresh insight Professional Development
Case study 1: NHS online mentoring project Brightside is working with the NHS to introduce school pupils to the wide range of careers – from frontline surgery to back office support. Collaborative working: NHS trusts, NHS Employers, Dept of Health, schools, JCP, NHS Careers, Inspiring the Future, TUC 3 distinct cohorts ; opt in for all Incentives for NEET cohort
Case study 2: GET IN GET ON Get In, Get On is an innovative virtual work experience programme designed by the Financial Skills Partnership and Brightside. Learning about ‘job ready skills’ Self directed with support from industry mentor Flexible & time bound
Case study 3: Smarter Futures The Smart Start Experience gives students the chance to spend a week at Allen & Overy and gain a real insight into the world of business followed up with mentoring; Sustained intervention Blended mentoring Incentivised Talent pipeline
Recommendations Change the perception of engaging with YP: HR initiative not ‘just’ outreach Internal Marketing: invested interest Record the development of skills: empower the individual volunteer Facilitate internal networks: build and support don’t replicate and isolate
Laura Mangan Head of Projects e: firstname.lastname@example.org@thebrightsidetrust.org t: 0207 922 7795 http://www.thebrightsidetrust.org/
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