On Friday 18 October 2019 over 60 representatives from Worksop businesses came together to hear about different initiatives available to support them to attract and retain talent within their organisation. Delegates heard from providers that can support individuals to overcome barriers that may prevent them from entering or remaining in the workforce. These free services support the employer as well as the individual as none of us can be expected to be an expert in all areas. At a time of almost full employment employers need to access untapped areas of the labour market and by making a minor adjustment and engaging with the support available this would make this possible. Delegates also heard from inspiring individuals that have been supported by some of these programmes and the difference this had made to them in securing sustainable employment, which in turn has improved their health and wellbeing.
The event was an initiative of the Worksop Town Commission and sponsored by Cerealto Siro Foods. The event was delivered in partnership with Bassetlaw District Council, Bassetlaw Integrated Care Partnership, Cerealto Siro Foods, DWP, Nottinghamshire County Council, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and Building Better Opportunities.
This is start of what is to come as Inclusive Employment is a key priority for the Council and strategic leaders from public, private and third sector organisations from across the district that sit on the newly formed North Nottinghamshire Skills and Employment Board and Partnership Group. This links to the Bassetlaw Integrated Care Partnership’s initiatives to link the health and wellbeing agenda with employment. We want to hear from employers on any barriers they are facing on recruiting and retain talent within their organisation. There will be a district wide event on Wednesday 25 March 2020 – further details to follow.
The presentation from the event can be found below that contain links to different resources and details on the services discussed at the event:
There are also a range of short videos available to demonstrate key messages and peoples stories:
Further information on the inclusive employment programmes available are:
- Working Win
- Spectrum E
- Education Skills Partnership
- i Works
- Care Leavers Local Offer
- Wellbeing at Work Award Scheme
- Landmark College Supported Employment / Internship Opportunities
- East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Framework Housing association – Better Working Futures
- Carers Federation
- Building Better Opportunities
- APM and CF03 programme to help ex-offenders into work
- Portland College
Last Updated on Thursday, May 7, 2020