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  • Success through work experience

    Bromley EBP is delivering the Bromley Youth Employment Scheme, funded by Council Members which is aimed at helping tackle local youth unemployment.  A key strand of the project is supporting young people who are Looked After or Care Leavers with enhancing their employability skills to aid their transition to work.  AW was referred to the programme as, at the time she was in Year 11 at Harris Academy, Bromley which is a school that does not offer work experience as part of the curriculum. In February 2017 we met with her to talk through the benefits of the programme and also to...
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  • Bromley Youth Employment Scheme

    Bromley Youth Employment Scheme

    Bromley EBP has been delivering the Youth Employment Scheme to help tackle local youth unemployment since 2014.  The main aim of the project is to support young people into confirmed employment and we are pleased to have successfully helped over 140 into a range of jobs with local and national employers.  We would like to remind schools that if you are aware of young people in Years 12 or 13 who are struggling with school and may potentially become NEET, we can help.  Please refer the young person to us if you feel they may ‘drop out’ during the early part of...
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  • DWP support for Schools

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) work in partnership with Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) to offer a support for schools programme.  The information on offer will complement current careers IAG work and could include the following: information on local labour market including sector growth and employers in the area information on routes into apprenticeships help with employability skills including CV writing, interview skills and use of on-line resources DWP can help to provide a bespoke service for schools and they are keen to state that the support for schools is demand-led, flexible and responsive and the school decides!  The priority is to work with vulnerable young people (12 to 18)...
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  • Get started with the Prince‚Äôs Trust

    The Prince’s Trust are working with some key national employers representing a range of sectors to offer opportunities for young Londoners (16-25) who are currently NEET.  Working in partnership, the aim is to offer the chance for young people to enhance their employability by: meeting new people learning new skills and gaining experience improving their confidence The programme starts with a taster day which takes place on the employer’s premises and is then followed by a work experience opportunity for young people keen to engage.  Employers who have offered this type of employability opportunity include ASOS, Creative Sports and Leisure, GAP, Govia Thameslink Railway, HSBC, ISS Facilities Management, L’Oreal, Marriott Hotel Group, NBC Universal and Zara. One of the NEET young people being supported through the YES project we...
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  • Success at Bell Group, Orpington

    In November, a group of Year 11 students from Bromley Beacon Academy completed a week’s work experience with a range of local employers.  The placements were sourced by Bromley EBP and matched to individual student requirements.   For some of the young people, this was their first taste of the working world and there were a number of real successes to celebrate. Bell Group UK in Orpington, one of the largest contract painters & decorators in the United Kingdom, took Georgio on work experience as an office assistant.  He got involved in the range of office duties and also accompanied the contracts manager on site visits. Mark Bicknell, Senior Contracts Manager contacted us to give us feedback on Georgio’s commitment and enthusiasm during the placement.  All the team he worked with were particularly impressed with his IT skills and kept him busy on this aspect of work.  Bell Group UK are keen to retain talent when they see it and have offered Georgio another work placement in...
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