At the start of Growing Talent 22 I was really concerned about the few applicants referred from JobCentre Plus. Would it be worth running the programme? where the media reports of over 2 million workless households in the UK all outside of London? It costs so much to run each programme – currently c£3,200 per head for a group of 10 – was it cost effective to keep running it?
Luckily the funders have always said ‘yes – even if one person gets a job, it’s the right thing to do’.
After a slow start, the applications started flowing in. Over 55 from South London District alone and a few more from North London. Sadly West and East districts did not refer anyone. Shame as there is a permanent job at the start of the Growing Talent Journey for all selected by employers to take part.
So a full week of 1-2-1 compatibility meetings are scheduled this week. If yesterday’s schedule is anything to go by, there is so much eager talent ready for development by an employer.
Check back to see who gets selected at our Employer Speed Dating event on 10 June where employers including Ballymore, ISS, Firmdale, Club Quarters, Park Plaza Hotel, Pertemps & Red Personnel will be looking for their new talent.