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New guide for employers on tapping into the future workforce

We have helped shape a new employer guide launched by Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) which helps employers navigate all the options of bringing young people into their businesses.

The ‘Building the Workforce of the Future’ guide was put together by a working group of school, college and university representatives and other providers including ourselves.

For employers concerned about future recruitment, there are lots of ways to get involved in the local community and reach the next generation of workers at an early stage. 

If you’ve not got time to interpret all the options and decide which route is best for your business then this new guide is perfect for you.

How offering experience of the workplace can benefit your business

Inside the free guide, employers will find case study examples of the benefits of engaging with young people and the wider community. Plus, suggestions to help businesses navigate all the options available to them under four themes;

I want to…

  • Build brand value and reputation
  • Attract future employees
  • Access the right skills for my business
  • Give something back to my community

The LLEP skills team officially launched this new guide at the East Midlands Chamber Skills Summit. We were part of the panel discussion at the event and shared our experience of bringing interns into a micro business and the benefits of doing so.

Jemma Redden, Director of Access Generation, said: “It was a great opportunity to influence the employer guide with the insights we have gained through research delivered by young people and from our conversations with businesses. 

“We know that employers often say they don’t know where to look first. Hopefully, this guide will act as a starting point for employers to consider their options and make the workplace accessible to inexperienced young people.”

For the guide and useful contacts please click on the link below.

Download the employer guide