Liverpool City Region
programme shortlisted for national award
THE Liverpool City Region's Youth Employment Gateway (YEG)
programme is through to the finals of the Employment Related Services
Association (ERSA) awards which take place later this week.
More than 130 nominations were received across ten categories, with YEG entered
as a finalist in the innovation category.
Youth Employment Gateway supports unemployed Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St
Helens, Sefton and Wirral's 18 to 24 year olds into work. Over the last 21 months,
the programme has supported over 3,500 unemployed young people, with over 1,300
Participants on the programme are placed with a dedicated advisor who can
provide ongoing support tailored to their specific needs. They are also given a
personalised budget which they can use to buy goods or services upto the value
of £500, which they believe will help improve their employment prospects.
Participants also have access to a range of online tools via YEG's website,
which can help them search and apply for jobs and apprenticeship and manage
their personalised budget.
The ERSA awards recognise and celebrate those involved in helping to move people
towards, enter and progress in work. The winners will be announced on 21 July
Cllr Ian Maher, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's lead for
Employment and Skills, said:- "To be nominated for such a prestigious
award is an achievement itself but I wish the programme every success on
Thursday at the ERSA Awards evening. We have received some fantastic feedback
from participants on the programme so we know that is really delivering what
both residents who are looking for work and employers who are looking for staff
want and need in the Liverpool City Region. Good luck!"
To find out more about the Liverpool City Region's Youth Employment Gateway,
visit the group's