Employer Workshop: Breaking down the barriers in recruitment

August 2 2017

Date:Thursday 14 September 2017
Time: 12.30 – 16.00 (lunch provided)
Venue: DWF, 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA

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. 

For many, one barrier erects another. For example, we know that 1 in 7 young people have a long-term disability, and that they are three times more likely to not have any qualifications which are routinely asked for in job applications. Similarly while, 10,000 young people leave care every year, only 6% go onto higher education which makes accessing employment difficult when many entry level roles require a degree.

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. 

Open to all HR professionals/Early Careers/Talent Managers based in the Greater Manchester area, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear how companies GPL, DWF and M&S have used alternative entry level application processes and referral partnerships to recruit young people who face multiple barriers.

  • Receive top tips on how you can implement these techniques in your own organisations.

  • Collaboratewith other delegates and take part in a group activity to create a more accessible recruitment process for young people who face multiple barriers.

  • Hear about some of the success stories of employers hiring young people from the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme.

Spaces at this workshop are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend, please sign up here to be added to the guest list.

Please note that by signing up to this workshop, you are happy for your details to be shared with both Business in the Community and Greater Manchester Talent Match. Your details will not be shared with other third party partners.