The Employment, Skills and Learning (ESL) team have secured funding for a pilot project called Inclusive Career Pathways (ICP).
This exciting programme will develop inclusive recruitment across two sectors in Bristol: Health and Social Care, and Parks and Community Green Spaces. The project will engage with Bristol residents who are aged 16+ and unemployed, and who face the greatest risks and challenges in securing good quality careers.
Congratulations in particular to Employment Navigators Helen Jones and Lisa Parkinson, Assistant Project Officer Ben Hartley, and ICP Programme Manager Mairead Mcloughlin.
In autumn last year, the ESL team held two pop-up events to showcase the project. Over 100 people attended and interacted with more than 30 exhibitors, including support and training organisations, alongside local employers.
The council’s Parks team had a standout stall with a brilliant map and list of possible job roles, which drew a lot of attention. A member of the Cemeteries and Crematoria team said the best thing about this event was “Explaining to people what we do and signposting them to relevant bodies to help with gaining experience in our field.”
The events led to over 30 referrals to ESL’s employment navigators, who are working with participants to offer information and guidance on careers.
If you know of any Bristol residents who would benefit from the ICP project, please get in touch with the ICP team at email@example.com.