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Celebrating diversity, delivering great opportunities and outcomes

Following successful past Networking Events in Manchester, Newport, Bolton, Birmingham and Sheffield, the IEP are delighted to be bringing another Networking Event to London, kindly hosted and supported by Red 5 People.

Entitled ‘Celebrating diversity, delivering great opportunities and outcomes’, the event takes place on 28th May at We Work, 90 York Way, London, N1 from 3.00pm – 6.00pm

We have some fantastic speakers lined up including Sam Windett from Impetus, Andrew Moore from Prospects Services and Jackie Hadfield from Groundwork.

The event is FREE TO ATTEND and open to IEP Members and non-members alike.  It will offer an ideal opportunity to network with colleagues and peers and build new contacts so why not come along?

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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, kindly sponosred by Itec Skills and Employment.

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.
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Establishing the Employment Gap

Disadvantaged children who qualify for free school meals are twice as likely to be out of work in later life than their better-off peers, and even when they get good qualifications at school the employment gap remains, according to research.

report by Impetus, a venture philanthropy charity that aims to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds establishes for the first time an employment gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their better-off peers.  26% of those on FSM were not in education, employment, or training (NEET) after leaving school, compared with only 13% of non-FSM youngsters.

The study says young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to get good qualifications, but even when they have similar qualifications to their better-off peers, they are still 50% more likely to be out of education and employment as young adults.

The research is based on analysis of longitudinal education outcomes data from the Department for Education, which reveals the impact of growing up in a disadvantaged family on life chances and connects pupils’ school records with their subsequent journey into employment.

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The EMPDay Map is Live...
By the ERSA Team

With less than eight weeks to go until Employability Day on 28 June and some great activities planned, ERSA is launching the EmpDay Map!

Thank you to those who have already given us details of their events. This will help us promote the day, support your activity and connect you to local stakeholders.

We'll be adding many more activities as your plans progress! Just let us know when you have the basic information and we'll put your event on the map too.



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Celebrating diversity, delivering great opportunities and outcomes

Kindly hosted by RED 5 PEOPLE

Tuesday 28th May 2019
We Work
90 York Way
London, N1


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