Future Proof: Greater Manchester

Upcoming events include:

13 June 2018
Employer workshop hosted at Barclays focussing on recruiting young disabled people and specifically those with learning disabilities

September 2018
Mystery Shopper workshop – date tbc
Are you interested in having your job adverts assessed by our panel?  Our next mystery shopper takes place in September 2018. 
Please contact Business in the Community's  Employment Campaign Manager, Nina Jatana for further details.

October 2018
Sixth and final employer workshop – date tbc

Further information and to book for an event: 

For more information on how we are working with GMCVO in Greater Manchester and for information about how you can get involved please contact:
Business in the Community's  Employment Campaign Manager, Nina Jatana 
E: nina.jatana@bitc.org.uk 

17 January 2018
On Wednesday 17 January 2018 GMCVO held its annual Big Conversation event at King’s Conference Centre in Manchester. The Big Conversation brought together young people and employers to have a meaningful discussion on the issues surrounding youth unemployment.  Bringing the event to a close Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, emphasised the need for a ' curriculum for life' within Greater Manchester.

15 March 2018
Over thirty employers came together at the fourth employer workshop held with the GMCVO at the St Thomas Centre, to discuss how to make the most of apprenticeship programmes - specifically in relation to young people with multiple barriers to employment.  The event hosted speakers from Barclays Early Careers, BBC North, City & Guilds UK and Galliford Try.

25 April 2018
Our fifth mystery shopper activity took place in Manchester.  5 companies took part including Ikea, Salford Council and Arriva.  Our assessors were youth panel members from Greater Manchester Talent Match.

June 2017
The Business in the Community  / Greater Manchester Talent Match workshop:  How to identify potential, rather than experience held in June 2017 looked at ways of uncovering young people’s hidden potential during the recruitment process and generated over 223 insights and 137 solutions from employers. 

 Take a look at the presentation for a comprehensive overview: 

 

 

Grow Your Talent: Discovering and Developing Talent with the Strength Based Approach

January 9 2018

Imagine a conversation where you help someone to overcome their self-limiting beliefs and identify their key strengths and true potential. Just picture yourself guiding, inspiring and encouraging: you could be the...

Breaking down the barriers in Greater Manchester

October 10 2017

 

Many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face multiple barriers to employment. From having a disability to fulfilling caring responsibilities, the compound effect of these barriers mean that for these young people finding a job is even more difficult. ...

Get your online job application process "mystery shopped" by young people

September 1 2017

Are your job ads putting off young applicants? Are your jobs pages easy to navigate? Not sure? You can now get your job application processed "mystery shopped" by young people as part of the Future Proof campaign. To date, 104 employers from across the UK who collectively employer over 2m people have had their entry level job application sites assessed by young people including Boots, Asda, ITV, DWF, BBC and Barclays. By having your site assessed you get the opportunity to gain an insight into any potential barriers in your recruitment processes which might be preventing young people from applying for their roles as well as getting recommendations directly from young people about how you can make your vacancies more attractive and accessible .

Employer Workshop: Breaking down the barriers in recruitment

August 2 2017

Many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face multiple barriers to employment. From having a disability to fulfilling caring responsibilities, the compound effect of these barriers mean that for these young people finding a job is even more difficult. To tackle this issue, we would like to invite you to a practical workshop, kindly hosted by DWF, focusing on how you can break down the barriers to recruitment for young people who face multiple barriers.

What are #JargonFreeJobs and why do we need them?

June 6 2017

Here's what happened when we joined the Careers Enterprise Company for a 20 minute webinar with enterprise advisors working with schools across the country to talk about why companies need to make their job adverts jargon free.

Looking beyond experience, how can you identify a young candidate’s potential?

May 3 2017

Back in 2015, Business in the Community and City & Guilds Group surveyed 4000 young people about their experiences of finding work. 57% said that companies asking for previous experience was a major barrier for them when they were applying for jobs. Too many employers are relying on standard requirements for previous experience to help sift applicants for entry level roles with little thought about how they could more accurately assess a candidate’s potential to do the job. On 21st June we'll be holding a free workshop for employers in Manchester, looking at how you can use the latest methods to identify a young candidate’s potential in your own business.