Belina Get Ready for Work Programme Recognised at the 2019 ERSA National Employability Awards

Belina GRoW has been highly commended for Innovation the 2019 ERSA Employability Awards.

The awards were announced at a special ceremony in London this week hosted by author and entrepreneur, Lucy Clayton, with a special message delivered by the Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma MP.

The GRoW programmeis for women who want to work part-time and is delivered in primary schools, children’s centre, with events run in school hours, often with on-site creche. As part of the approach the prorgamme is committed to employing people who require flexible working to reflect and inspire the participants. G4s nominated the project for the Award,

Now in its seventh year, the ERSA Employability Awards celebrate best practice across the employment support sectorand 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.

ERSA received nearly 150 entries across ten categories demonstrating the breadth of work in the sector.

This year’s winners were selected by an all-star panel of judges,  namelythe editor of The Sun’s employment page, Jane Hamilton, Phillip Blond, internationally recognised political thinker and Director of ResPublica senior Department for Work and Pensions official, Mark Staley and Winner of Adviser of the Year 2019, Tanya Weston of Genius Within.

ERSA’s Interim Chief Executive, Elizabeth Taylor, says:

‘On behalf of everyone at ERSA, I would like to say a huge congratulations to this year’s winners. We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations across the employment support sector – from the frontline advisers supporting people towards employment, the jobseekers overcoming huge barriers to work and the organisations ready to give people that much needed chance. Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s awards.’

Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma, says:

“I want to thank and congratulate all of this year’s winners and runners-up, for all their fantastic work on behalf of jobseekers up and down the country.

We have more people in work than ever before, but projects like these are making sure we spread that opportunity even further and provide vital support to those looking for work.”



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