Future Proof: Bristol
Bristol is one of the UK’s largest economic centres, with around 17,500 businesses and thriving legal, professional services, media and education sectors. However, 16 – 24 youth unemployment is slightly higher than UK average at 15.2% compared to 14%, and over a quarter of the areas in Bristol are in the top 10% most deprived for access to and attainment in Education, Skills and Training.
This year, Business in the Community and the City & Guilds Group are working with business leaders and HR professionals from across Bristol to break down the barriers in the hiring process for young people. From removing jargon from job descriptions to looking at new ways to assess candidates without relying on experience, we'll be exploring how businesses can update recruitment for the next generation.
Want to find out more and get involved? Contact Lynne Flanagan, Employment Programme Manager, Bristol at email@example.com.
What's coming up next?
We will be holding our Future Proof Bristol launch event to give employers the opportunity to explore the current barriers to work that exist for young people in Bristol on 26th June 2017. If you are interested in attending this event please do get in touch. Key contact: Hannah Chui, Events Manager: Hannah.Chui@bitc.org.uk.