Feelgood Friday – Destressing in Results Season

Destressing In Results Season

So, it turns out that stress really can turn your hair grey. Researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have confirmed this week that psychological stress can affect hair pigment. Fortunately, the same study suggests that a reduction in stress can cause the opposite effect, so now might be as good a […]

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EmployabilityUK Named as The Youth Group’s Official Charity Partner

We are delighted to announce that EmployabilityUK has been named as The Youth Group’s official charity partner for 2021/2022. This follows last week’s announcement that Jack Parsons, our CEO and the UK’s Chief Youth Officer, will be signing on as a patron of EmployabilityUK. EmployabilityUK exists to provide dedicated support to young people as they prepare […]

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EmployabilityUK Completes First Kickstart Webinar

Kickstart Webinar

Our first webinar focusing on the Kickstart scheme is now in the books, and we are delighted to report that it was a huge success. Our Trustee and MC for the event, Diane Burdett, was joined by our Chief Operations Officer, Daljit Ghai, alongside DWP Director of Delivery for Kickstart, Nick Riddle, and the UK’s […]

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Erin Jones’ Volunteer Experience with EmployabilityUK

Erin Jones

Erin Jones is a Volunteer Operations Officer at EmployabilityUK. She contributes to both the Business Development and Marketing Communications teams, and has contributed immeasurably to various areas of the organisation, especially the launch of the Student Voice. Hi Erin! Tell us a bit about how you got involved with EmployabilityUK as a volunteer… As a […]

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Lydia Ruston’s Volunteer Experience with EmployabilityUK

Lydia Ruston is a Volunteer Marketing Officer with EmployabilityUK, where she works on the charity’s social media strategy, forms an integral part of the Marketing Communications Team. Hi Lydia! Tell us a bit about your involvement with EmployabilityUK… During the lockdown, I was fortunate enough to take on the role of a Marketing Assistant for […]

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Simran Kaur’s Volunteer Experience with EmployabilityUK

Simran Kaur

Simran Kaur is a Volunteer Marketing Officer at EmployabilityUK and works tirelessly to boost our social media presence and further our promotional efforts. Hi Simran! Tell us about your role with EmployabilityUK… In the last couple of months, I’ve had the privilege to work alongside EmployabilityUK as a Marketing Officer on a volunteer basis. Being […]

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AmazonSmile – Charitable Donations on Autopilot

AmazonSmile

With Black Friday coming up quickly and a significant amount of the country’s Christmas shopping taking place online this year, I thought it might be a good time to mention AmazonSmile. The difference this year is that I have a charitable platform on which to do so – so welcome to EmployabilityUK if you haven’t […]

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Covid-19: The Impact of Lockdown Life on Young People’s Mental Wellbeing

COVID-19 Impact

The Coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented, unplanned, and unlike any event that’s gone before. With mental health week just passed last month, we thought we’d reflect on the impact it’s had on young people and their mental well-being. Recent studies from The Childhood Trust charity have found that many had concerns for their family’s health, […]

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Reaching NEETs and Raising Aspirations

Reaching NEETs and Raising Aspirations

Over 2 million young people live in poverty in Britain today, according to Impetus (1). Their researchers have found that the gap in youth employment between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their better-off peers is stark – disadvantaged young people are twice as likely to not be in education, employment or training (NEET) (Sep […]

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Now In Print – The A to Z of Vision Boards by Andrew Carter

Thursday 13 August saw the delivery of EmployabilityUK’s final virtual workshop in the pilot series delivered in collaboration with Active Communities. With in-classroom learning rendered impossible by lockdown measures, this pilot provided the impetus and momentum to transfer our programme delivery to the online space. Volunteer Andrew Carter attended the majority of the workshops, even […]

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Celebrating Our Virtual Workshops

Carl Hobbis Speaks on the A-Z of Super Confidence

As our first round of virtual workshops draws to a close, EmployabilityUK would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved. Faced with the task of realigning delivery during the lockdown and the pandemic, we worked with multiple partners to transfer the face-to-face learning model for which the charity is renowned onto an online […]

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EmployabilityUK Launches the A-Z of Vision Boards

The A-Z of Vision Boards

EmployabilityUK is today proud to announce the launch of the A-Z of Vision Boards, in collaboration with Andrew Carter. Following on from the success of the A-Z of Super-Confidence by Alan Matthews, which helped to shape our virtual workshops, we sought to build on that success with a new entry in the series. Andrew, who […]

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A to Z brought to Life!

Today sees the start of our wonderful team effort to bring the A to Z of super confidence to life. Starting with the letter A with Alan Matthews and more to follow on Monday with the brilliant Jackie Handy

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6 Tips to Succeed at Remote Interviews

We are delighted to share the next article in EmployabilityUK‘s #BeInspired series which is a feature from a brilliant supporter Lauren Salter. Lauren is an Executive Coach and has been developing website and online content for several years. Lauren has a successful career in the recruitment sector and here she shares her secrets for excelling […]

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A-Z of Super Confidence

You may have heard of our fabulous A-Z of Super Confidence booklet. Well, not only can it be purchased as a pdf right now (as well as a paperback) by visiting the EUK Store on the website below, Volunteers have teamed up to bring a special video edition to you from Friday and throughout the […]

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Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

We are immensely proud to announce that our Chair of Trustees Keith Fraser has been appointed as Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. The Secretary of State has announced the appointment of Keith Fraser as Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB). Mr Fraser – formerly a […]

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Coronavirus update

Following the Government’s recent advice on Coronavirus, the team at EmployabilityUK is working remotely. Individual team members can be contacted via mobiles and email. Alternatively, contact info@employabilityuk.org or telephone 0345 601 5551 The Education sector has already been significantly challenged by coronavirus and this is only likely to continue in the coming weeks. More importantly than […]

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United by Birmingham 2022

We are delighted to be named one of the founding Community Partners with Birmingham 2022 who launched their fabulous ‘United by Birmingham 2022’ programme in Birmingham on 4 March. EmployabilityUK was a frontrunner in immediately recognising the opportunity and ambitions that Birmingham 2022 brings to the community.   We were out of the starting blocks instantly as we realised […]

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EmployabilityUK Gets Active

EmployabilityUK is excited to announce its’ first programme with Active Communities. Active Communities is a new and exciting initiative, led by The Active Wellbeing Society, Birmingham City Council and Solihull Council, that aims to create innovative solutions to make it easier for people to access social and physical activity. This means working to find lots […]

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March Volunteer Briefing

We are delighted to announce our next Volunteer Briefing Workshop is in March 2020. This is a great opportunity for our registered volunteers to learn about our fantastic Inspiration Programmes and prepare them to deliver on the next series which starts later in the spring. It is essential that all speakers and presenters wishing to […]

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Radical Rethink on Apprenticeships?

Watch our Chief Executive, Diane Vernon talking on ITV News Debate about the need to re-think the current stance on apprenticeships. https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2020-02-07/the-granada-debate-does-fall-in-apprenticeships-mean-time-for-radical-rethink/ We have already received a great deal of valuable feedback on this debate and would love to hear your thoughts, either through our Social Media Channels or directly at info@employabilityuk.org and we will […]

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What an amazing 5 years ……..

We are thrilled to celebrate our 5th Anniversary! What an amazing journey it has been so far. Packed with positive milestones, our timeline provides a glimpse of some of our achievements along the way https://www.employabilityuk.org/our-timeline/ Every single milestone contributing to ‘finding the seed of potential in every young person and helping to make it grow” […]

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Liberty Support extends funding to EUK

We are delighted that Liberty Support Services has committed to a further 2 years of funding to EmployabilityUK. Based in the West Midlands, Liberty provides services to people with learning disabilities, autism and Complex Care. They also support people with behavioural needs and mental health issues. The well-being and aspirations of people are at the […]

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National Express Foundation grants £20,000 award to EmployabilityUK

The National Express Foundation, a charity that helps disadvantaged young people, has once again pledged life changing sums of money to young people via community groups and educational institutions this month. We are absolutely thrilled that EmployabilityUK has been chosen for a funding award of £20,000. Since it was launched in 2012, Foundation funding has […]

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Experienced Banking Group Manager joins Board of Trustees

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Reeves to our Board of Trustees. (L to R Keith Fraser-Chair of Trustees, Lynn England-Vice Chair, Di Vernon-CEO EUK, Paul Reeves) In July 2019 Paul left Clydesdale/Yorkshire Bank Group after a staggering 39 years’ service. Paul’s impressive career started at the age of 16 as an […]

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Our next round of Volunteer Briefing Workshops start in 2020

Our Mission

Are you interested in giving something back and developing your own skills at the same time? Our next round of Volunteer Briefing Workshops start in 2020. This is an opportunity for our registered and prospective volunteers to learn about our fantastic Inspiration Programmes and prepare them to deliver on the next series which starts in […]

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Award-winning Employability Skills Programme enters it’s 5th year

We are proud to announce that EmployabilityUK in partnership with Coventry Building Society has launched its 5th year of delivering our employability programme to 11 schools in the Coventry area. A further 200 plus students will benefit from a programme which will enhance their confidence and work readiness in 2020. The programme is delivered through […]

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Ravi Bains appointed EmployabilityUK’s first Brand Ambassador

One of the UK’s leading social care entrepreneurs and renowned sector experts Ravi Bains has been appointed by education charity EmployabilityUK as its first brand ambassador. Employability UK designs bespoke employability skills programmes for businesses to help them deliver high quality employee volunteering opportunities that raise the aspirations and career prospects of the young people […]

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Inspiring Young Birmingham launch packs a punch

“Impressive on every level”, the prestigious launch of our initiative ‘Inspiring Young Birmingham’ was held at Birmingham City University on 3rd October.   With the Commonwealth Games arriving in Birmingham in 2022, EmployabilityUK has seized the unique and powerful opportunity to showcase the very best the region has to offer.  The 2022 Games will need […]

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Inspiring Young Birmingham Launch – 3rd October 2019

Attend this launch event on the 3rd October to hear from supporters of the charity including our Patron – Ninder Johal, Paul Faulkner – CEO of Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, and Ian Reid – CEO of Birmingham 2022. You will get the chance to meet some of the young people that took part in […]

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Expansion into the East Midlands

EmployabilityUK announced today that following the success of their Inspiring Light project, they will be working with even more young people with special education needs and disabilities in the the East Midlands over the next year. The expansion of the charity’s work has been made possible by the generous support of Ravi Bains (CEO) and the […]

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Dorothy Goodman Academy

What an inspiring day the EUK team has had. We have been working at the incredible Dorothy Goodman Academy in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Everyone involved from the school staff, the EUK team and most importantly the students were amazing. We are so very proud to be working with such dedicated, caring professionals who make such a […]

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Inspiring Young Birmingham 2022

We are excited to be kicking off our brand new programme – Inspiring Young Birmingham at UCB in #Birmingham on Wednesday 12th June. Would you like to be involved in our work? We are looking for forward-thinking schools/colleges and motivated volunteers! Call us Now on: 0345 601 5551 or email us at: info@employabilityuk.org  #100percentemployable #inspiration #makingadifference #IYB2022

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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering opportunities in the West Midlands Are you interested in giving something back and developing your own skills at the same time? We are starting our next round of Volunteer Briefing Workshops at the end of March. This is an opportunity for our registered volunteers to learn about our fantastic 360 Inspiration Programme and prepare […]

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Inspiring Young Birmingham

We are proud to introduce our brand new initiative ‘Inspiring Young Birmingham’. A fantastic opportunity for young people in Birmingham to discover their talent and stand out from the crowd. Contact us for details of how you can help transform a young person’s life! info@employabilityuk.org #100percentemployable #inspiration #makingadifference #birmingham #Bis4brilliant Download our Brochure Here! Photo […]

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Employability Workshop at Birmingham City University

Power to stand out from the crowds, Don’t go home without it! … And they most certainly didn’t! Birmingham City University students who attended the workshop, delivered by EmployabilityUK at the city centre campus on the 9th of November, took away a boost of confidence and their newly created vision boards giving them clarity of […]

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Award from the National Express Foundation

 National Express Foundation Award! Everyone at EmployabilityUK is extremely proud to have been awarded a grant by this prestigious foundation to help support and improve the lives of young people in Sandwell, Dudley and West Bromwich. Follow the link below for more detail. Foundation Award! “I am both delighted and immensely proud of this award […]

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EmployabilityUK and Coventry Building Society win the 2018 Responsible Business Education Partnership Award

Coventry Building Society has won the 2018 Responsible Business Education Partnership Award for our ‘Employability Skills’ programme, which is a wide-ranging, bespoke programme run in partnership with EmployabilityUK to give students in one of the UK’s most deprived areas a chance to stand out from the crowd in the recruitment process, and be better prepared […]

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“Why bother?” by John Dooner

I’ve been a teacher, head-teacher and worked in Local Government in education-related areas. The majority of my work has been with young people who faced challenges that have worked their way to the surface, all too often in “acting out” behaviour. Then there were the young people who “acted in”, they built a fortress on […]

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Voice of Reason: Bhanu Dhir

Skills and Productivity FE News has reported, under the headline “sharper focus needed on skills crucial to UK productivity” that “BEIS and DfE do not currently have sufficient understanding of what specific skills businesses really need or how Brexit will affect the already difficult task of ensuring the supply of STEM skills in the workforce.” […]

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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

In May, we embraced Mental Health Awareness Week, a topic which, at EmployabilityUK, we feel is worth supporting, being educated in and ensuring is taken into account in all of our programmes. We strive to encourage young people to understand their own capabilities and to achieve their full potential, Mental Health issues and a lack […]

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Introducing our new series of insights from the Voice of Reason

The trouble with Apprenticeships (Part 1) Apprentices face a chasm between their education and subsequent employability. The skills they have previously learnt aren’t necessarily what are needed by businesses who are looking for readily-employable staff. The last few weeks have seen an escalation in the ongoing spat between the Association of Educational and Learning Providers […]

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New Senior Education Advisor appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Senior Education Advisor, David Wallace. David joins us at an important point in our strategic growth when we are  broadening the reach of our work across the Midlands region. David will be a key member of the Advisory Team bringing current and relevant information from […]

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EmployabilityUK Appoints First Patron

We are delighted to announce that Paul Cadman is EmployabilityUK’s first Patron. Paul joins at an exciting time in our growth and we are thrilled that he wants to be part of our plans. Paul said of his recent appointment: “… The work they are doing to help transform young people’s lives is impressive; It […]

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Does your child’s school or college offer first class employability skills training?

If not, you may be interested in Inspiration Extra from EmployabilityUK. Inspiration Extra is a 360 degree transformation in 360 minutes – a brand new programme of professional employability skills training for young people. It gives your child a head start when it comes to applying for jobs or preparing for that all-important first interview. […]

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Another great year – 2017 Review

As we welcome 2018, we would like to thank all our students, supporters and the Team for making 2017 a great year for EmployabilityUK. Far too many people to mention, but we’ve collected some of the fantastic memories together here. We hope you enjoy it. If you would like to help us make 2018 a brilliant […]

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Our partnership with Coventry Building Society enters its third year

We are delighted to announce that our partnership with Coventry Building Society will continue in 2018 with a third Employability Skills Programme. Work is currently underway to brief the volunteers and the programme will start with schools from across Coventry in the new year. By the time our next Celebration Event takes place in July, almost […]

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Inspiration Plus – Taking our Employability Skills Training to a new level

During 2017 we extended our Inspiration portfolio to include a new programme specially designed for 18-24 year olds. There was a mix of coaching, business etiquette workshops, CV building and Teamwork exercises. Watch the highlights here If you would like to know more about our Inspiration range or support our forthcoming programmes, please get in […]

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Available NOW: The A to Z of Super Confidence

Introducing EmployabilityUK’s first guide in a series designed to help you, your team or your students grab the advantage and really stand out from the crowd. Written by top professional trainer, Alan Matthews, this A-Z provides hints and tips on how to make the most of your skills and achieve your ambitions. Priced at just […]

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Inspiration Plus programme , August 2017 – Day 3

Today was day 3, the final day of our pilot of our brand new ‘Inspiration Plus’ programme. Too many photos, terrific presentations, great work, thank you’s… where do we start? Amazing mentors, guests, volunteers, speakers… So – to be going on with, here’s a lovely picture of our group and our brilliant winner of the […]

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Volunteering Opportunities with EmployabilityUK

Whatever knowledge and experience you have, if you can spare a few hours each month, your support could save us a fortune. Whether you’re self-employed, working for a small or large organisation or are in between jobs/retired, you will have skills and knowledge we can use. We may need the expert opinion or advice of a professional such as a solicitor or an accountant on occasions.

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Post Launch Press Release

Employers and education professionals agreed unanimously that the continued decline in advice and guidance in schools was adversely affecting both the career choices of young people and their development of the necessary employability skills employers seek.

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