Sheffield Futures shortlisted for ERSA employability awards 2019

Sheffield Futures shortlisted for ERSA employability awards 2019

Sadie White No Comment

Sheffield Futures’ Talent Match project has been shortlisted for the youth employment category at the ERSA employability awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals working in partnership to help jobseekers in their journey towards, into and progression in work. The youth employment category celebrates the achievements of employment services providers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment in delivering employment services for young adults.

For the last five years, Talent Match Sheffield City Region (TMSCR) has turned life around for over 2,500 young people in the Sheffield City Region who were furthest away from the job market. Across the Sheffield City Region, from Doncaster to Barnsley, Rotherham to North East Derbyshire, a team of 23 coaches worked one-to-one with 18-24 year-olds who had been jobless for over a year and were struggling with a wide range of life issues. Their barriers to work included learning disabilities, mental health problems, homelessness, single parenthood, care leavers and were compounded by a range of emotional, practical and skills based barriers.

Talent Match (TM) was a £106 million programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund to address unemployment amongst 18-24 year olds, delivered between 2014 and 2018 through partnerships in 21 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas in England. Through personalised, flexible, ‘test and learn’ provision which addressed needs and aspirations, the programme sought to support young people who were furthest from the labour market facing multiple barriers in securing employment. Participation in the programme was voluntary. Talent Match was co-designed by and co-delivered with young people.

The awards will be held in London on Thursday 20 June. Watch this space…..

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