Employment

Helping people overcome disadvantage by increasing access to good, sustainable employment.

Creating meaningful employment is one of the most significant ways that business contributes to the livelihoods of individuals and communities, and is for many the only sustainable route out of poverty.

Offering quality experience of work, adopting new approaches to recruitment and breaking down barriers to entering work for people from disadvantaged groups can benefit business by tackling skills shortages, building new talent pipelines, boosting retention rates and achieving higher productivity.

 

Leadership

John Varley, Chairman of Marie Curie and Non Executive Director to the Boards of Rio Tinto and AstraZeneca, Chair of the Business Action on Homelessness Leadership Team John Holland-Kaye

Employment for Excluded Groups
Leadership Team

Chair: John Varley, Chairman, Marie Curie

Employment and Skills
Leadership Team

Chair: John Holland-Kaye

Impact stories: Responsible Business Awards 2018


Key contacts

Catherine Sermon
Employment Director
catherine.sermon@bitc.org.uk

Grace Mehanna
Campaign Director, Youth Employment
grace.mehanna@bitc.org.uk

Anne Willmot
Campaign Director, Employment for Excluded Groups
Anne.Willmot@bitc.org.uk

Nicola Inge
Campaign Manager, Employment for Excluded Groups
nicola.inge@bitc.org.uk

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We work with businesses to support young people and excluded groups into employment using our Employment Framework as a basis of action.

 

1

Inspire. Preparing people for the world of work through experiences
that build skills and confidence.

2

Hire. Reviewing recruitment practice and removing barriers to work
so jobs are more accessible to people not currently in employment.

3

Grow. Supporting employees to sustain employment by developing
their skills and enabling them to progress

 

Related progammes

Ready for Work Ban the Box logo

Ex-Military recruitment

Excluded groups

Through our Ready for Work programme, we partner with 

businesses to support disadvantaged job seekers into employment, making a
 long-term difference
to people's lives.

Ex-offenders

We work with businesses to
reduce reoffending by
improving  the employability
of people with convictions.
Our Ban the Box campaign
encourages employers to take
the first step.

Ex-military

This employment programme supports businesses to strengthen their workforce
y employing ex-military personnel.

 

Young people

Our Future Proof
campaign helps businesses inspire, hire
and grow a sustainable future talent pipeline using our
Youth Employment Framework.

Youth Career Initiative

Using the power of the worldwide hotel industry, this educational programme gives disadvantaged young people life and work skills.

 

 

 

 

 

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