April 2019


Supportive Employers group launched to help businesses tap into talent

Warwickshire currently has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. That is good news but a side-effect for employers is that, with so few people unemployed, businesses are having to broaden their talent searches to tackle skills gaps.

Across the county we have a rich talent pool of young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are proving that they can add real value to the workplace.

Young adults who train for work through a Supported Internship programme are being described by business leaders as ‘Untapped Talent.’ Businesses tell us that these young people really flourish and are highly valued, hardworking, reliable, conscientious members of the workforce.

Over 80% of businesses consulted by Warwickshire County Council were unaware of Supported Internships and the skills and abilities these young people bring. With a whole host of support available, sharing good practice and demonstrating the benefits could be invaluable to the sustainability and growth of your business.

An event has been organised for Friday May 10th, 8am at Stratford Manor Hotel. This will be the first of a series around Warwickshire and is designed to bring supportive, inclusive employers in Warwickshire together to form Supportive Employers Inc..

We will provide training opportunities, develop key networking opportunities and explore how employers can benefit from this regular talent stream.

At the launch event you will hear from employers and supportive organisations who have incorporated Supported Internships into their recruitment process, the impact it has had on their organisations and the benefits they have enjoyed. Guest speakers will include National Grid. GEFCO, the Royal Shakespeare Company and MacDonald Hotels & Resorts

If you would like to attend the event, please follow this link and sign up. We hope to see you there.



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