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Access to Employment: project call in D2N2 LEP (OC08S191506)
Call to run a project to provide training to unemployed and inactive individuals to secure employment in the Health and Social Care Sector in D2N2 LEP Area.
This call aims to provide training to unemployed and inactive individuals and those furthest from the labour market to secure employment in the Health and Social Care Sector. The Health & Social Care (HSC) sector is one of D2N2’s key skills and employment sectors providing entry level jobs with progression potential to highly skilled roles.
Examples of activity may include:
•Develop a wider and coordinated approach to improving awareness of careers.
•Personalised one to one support and learning programmes.
•Improved access to employment opportunities for people with additional barriers to work or progression.
•Reducing employment barriers linked to social and economic isolation.
•Improved access to volunteering opportunities, job placements, work experience, training and in-work development that support access to employment opportunities in the sector.
•Extra support for apprenticeship opportunities in careers with low staffing ratios or personalised support models, including back-fill.
•Access to support and development to gain employment in entry level roles and for progression within roles to meet employer needs.
•Local networks and support groups to facilitate access to skills developments relevant to the sector.
•Confidence building and motivational activities.
•Support to find and keep employment in the sector, where appropriate complementing support offered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
•Deliver pre-recruitment training which is focused on enhancing the individual’s awareness of employer and sector specific skills requirements.
•Include bespoke job skills provision which targets occupations for which local entry-level vacancies exist, including work trials and work experience which affords the employer and the potential employee a risk-free opportunity to decide if ‘they are right for each other’.
•Demonstrate employer-led and/or employer-influenced design and delivery.