IEP and Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network Sign Memorandum of Understanding - EP Issue 154 - Ask the Expert, Employability People, Best Practice and more
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IEP and Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The IEP are pleased to announce a new partnership with The Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network (GMLPN) to develop and expand a framework of co-operation to support mutually beneficial projects and activities. 

GMLPN is a network of over 100 training providers and colleges established to represent its members’ interests and to work with and on behalf of those skills providers. Their ambition is for Greater Manchester to have a nationally recognised skills system which is a key driver of economic growth by anticipating and meeting the needs of individuals, employers and communities alike.

Andy Fawcett, Executive Director, GMLPN said “As an organisation which principally works in Greater Manchester we are acutely aware of the fact that many GM residents are caught in the low pay no pay cycle and too many people in the conurbation lack the necessary employability skills to access and sustain employment. We are also acutely aware from recent research that upwards of 15,000 young people aged 16-24 are not in work or education and are not claiming benefits and as such are not automatically receiving employability and job search support as is the case for Jobcentre Plus customers. This hidden group of young people are perhaps our greatest concern.”

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16 May 2019  |  11 Exchange Square, London, EC2A  |  7.00pm-10.00pm

The IEP are delighted to host another Fellows' Dinner in London, kindly supported by JGA Group.

Returning to Piccolino's in the City's Broadgate, the Fellows Dinner promises to be an informative, informal and enjoyable event, with open and constructive discussion and offers an ideal way to develop your thinking and grow your contacts list.

View the menu and book your ticket here
4 June 2019  |  Casanova, 13 Quay St, Cardiff

The IEP are delighted to host our second Networking Dinner in Wales.

The IEP Networking dinner presents an ideal opportunity for open discussion around the challenges facing communities and individuals in Wales and to debate possible solutions.
Taking place in Casanova, Cardiff, the Networking Dinner is supported by excellent food and promises to be an informative, informal and enjoyable event, hosted by Patrick Hughes FIEP.
Book your ticket here
Finalists for 2019 ERSA Employability Awards Announced

ERSA has announced the finalists for the 2019 Employability Awards. The list of finalists includes a wide range of organisations and individuals demonstrating exceptional service and support to help people into employment.

Now in its seventh year, the ERSA Employability Awards celebrate best practice across the employment support sector and seek to demonstrate the day-to-day hard work and dedication of those working to improve the lives of jobseekers, communities and the wider workforce. 

The ten award categories highlight the breadth of work supporting people into employment, from advisers working with jobseekers to build their confidence, to organisations pioneering innovative ways of supporting people onto the right career path, and employers going that extra mile to support those with greater needs.

The 2019 ERSA Employability Awards received over 150 entries from across the UK. This year’s submissions were judged by an all-star panel, consisting of internationally recognised political thinker and Director of ResPublica, Phillip Blond, editor of The Sun’s employment page, Jane Hamilton, senior civil servant at the Department for Work and Pensions, Mark Staley, and Winner of Adviser of the Year in the 2018 awards, Tanya Weston of Genius Within.

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 20 June, attended by the Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma MP.

Read more and see the full list of finalists here

Disability Awareness Resources from Remploy

For all disabilities and health conditions, putting in place often very simple adjustments can make a huge difference.  

Remploy, the UK’s leading disability specialist has published a range of disability-related resources to help employers and practitioners understand more and become more Disability Confident.  The Disability Awareness Factsheets provide a reference to the most common disabilities and long-term conditions, including learning disabilities, mental health conditions, physical disabilities, neurological conditions and sensory impairments.
In this week’s issue we are focusing on Anxiety Disorders.
View the Anxiety Disorders Factsheet here

Celebrating diversity, delivering great opportunities and outcomes

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The IEP Summit is coming 5th March 2020
  • Seminars
  • Debates
  • Networking
  • and much much more for industry and sector leaders

Upload your cv, search jobs and view this week's vacancies on our jobs board here
NEET Tutor/Mentor - Gloucestershire
Functional Skills/Employability Tutors - Kirklees
Caseworker (Outreach Services) - Specialist Employability Support - Ealing
Careers and Employability Advisor (Move) - Lincoln
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IEP Individual Membership
Tell us what you think

The IEP is the professional membership institute for the employability sector. When you become a Member you join a network of people committed to best practice and gain opportunities to learn and share ideas with fellow employability professionals. As well as helping you with your current job it will help you build your career.

When you join the IEP, you benefit from a wide range of services specifically designed to keep you informed, enhance your skills and knowledge and involve you in helping to develop the future of the employability sector.  There are many challenges in store for the profession which means there has never been a better time to become a Member. 

We have added more and more benefits to our Individual Membership Programme over the last year, as a result, it is becoming increasingly more valued by employers and recruiters.  We want to make sure that these benefits properly reflect frontline employees’ needs and so we have created a survey so you can tell us what you think, it is as simple as that and will take no more than a few minutes to complete. Remember it is your Institute!

Please help us to develop our Individual Membership Programme – take the survey here

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