12 / 9 / 2013 3.06pm
23 October 12.30-13.30pm
NHS Employers are pleased to host a short lunch time webinar on employing young people. The webinar will explore ways for NHS organisations to engage with schools and young people and examine the social benefits of employing young people. It will also offer the opportunity to discuss some of the most common misconceptions in this area. The webinar will be hosted by Liz Eddy, Head of Skills in Employment at NHS Employers in partnership with Dr Anthony Mann researcher for the Education and Employers Taskforce and Laura Mangan, Head of Projects at the charity Brightside.
Dr Anthony Mann leads research into the impact of work experience and other forms of employer engagement on young people and how benefits can be optimised. He will also be discussing new, free and easy ways for employers and staff to work with schools to help young people understand the range of career opportunities open to them.
Laura Mangan will cover two main topics during the webinar:
- Social mobility and access to the professions.
- Research carried out for Career Academies UK around the business benefits of engaging with young people and the perception that school leavers lack the basic skills and right attitude for the workplace.
Brightside currently offer online mentoring schemes to help young people access education and career pathways and work with over 70 partner organisations including other charities, Russell Group universities and organisations such as NHS Employers.
Please visit our booking page to register your interest in attending the webinar.