ERSA is pleased to announce that the sector’s third UK Employability Day will take place on 29 June 2018.
Last year saw over 200 centres taking part, with activities including jobs fairs and stakeholder visits, conferences, report launches and employability day tea parties. Some organisations welcomed hundreds of visitors and many signed up more jobseekers as a result. Notable visitors to the frontline included Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP, the Scottish Minister for Employability and Training, numerous MPs and councillors, Mayors and over 20 government officials.
Activities generated lots of local media coverage (including broadcast) and #Empday17 trended all day with over 600 unique tweets, video blogs from MPs and members creating their own Snapchat filters. Overall, Employability Day enabled organisations to share the sector’s fantastic work in a variety of ways.
In 2018, ERSA members and non-members across the UK will be supported to open their doors to show what employment support means at the frontline and the impact it is having in the local area.
ERSA has produced a toolkit with helpful resources to get you started:
- ERSA Briefing on employment support
- Key messaging
- Template local press release
- Template invitation
- Template internal briefing for staff and colleagues
- Template external briefing for visitors
- Suggested sources for invitees
- How to run an MP visit by The Salvation Army
- Marketing materials (including posters and banners)