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Employment is Everyone’s Business

Employment is Everyone’s Business is a project delivered by NDTi with BASE (British Associate for Supported Employment) and funded through the Department for Education’s (DfE) grant programme. 

The project worked with four local partner sites: Berkshire, Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Wolverhampton and Kirklees. The Berkshire site included Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead, Reading, West Berkshire, Bracknell and Wokingham.

Each of the sites is committed to improving employment outcomes for young people. The project aimed to demonstrate best practice and how:

  • vocational profiling can be embedded in the curriculum, education, health and care plans and reviews as well as careers advice
  • post 16 providers like Further Education colleges can create appropriate study programmes and work effectively with employers to support young people moving into employment
  • local authorities can ensure young people with special educational needs and disabilities and those who are NEET are at the heart of their employment, economic, housing, personal budget and commissioning strategies.

Work in each site was locally driven and designed in partnership with young people, families, education and social care practitioners, employment agencies and, of course, employers. 

Our work and outcomes are shared through a series of brief ‘how to’ guides. These can be downloaded from the related downloads panel on the right hand side.

The project sits alongside the DfE's focus on young people with additional needs, the NDTi’s Preparation for Adulthood and employment strands and BASEs support to and championing of best practice in employment support.