During 2014 Inclusion and BTEG jointly hosted three one-day partnership events examining how to improve the labour market outcomes of people from ethnic minority backgrounds.
The three events examined: Employment, Entrepreneurship and Apprenticeships.
Information about the events and downloadable presentations can be found below.
Finding the best pathways to employment for ethnic minority jobseekers
3 April 2014
The first of out three partnership events focused on employment.
The focus was on practical ways that providers, charities and government can support ethnic minority jobseekers into work, and overcome the ‘ethnic penalties’ to entering and progressing in work faced by BME jobseekers.
Discussing this were a range of speakers from organisations including the Department for Work and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus, Work Programme providers, local government, and local voluntary council sector organisations.
The presentations from the event can be downloaded below:
Boosting Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship Conference
21 October 2014
In a drive to encourage greater entrepreneurship within ethnic minority communities, this national event, jointly organised by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion) and the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG), explored ways of supporting more people to set up and succeed in their own businesses.
The event brought together individuals and organisations supporting entrepreneurship to explore ways of spreading best practice and identifying new approaches to stimulate sustainable entrepreneurship within ethnic minority communities in disadvantaged urban areas.
The following presentations from the event can be downloaded:
Increasing ethnic minority participation in apprenticeships
8 December 2014
The number of apprenticeships has grown over the last decade and they are an increasingly important route into high quality jobs and careers. However, today, only 10% of apprentices come from ethnic minorities. This proportion has been static for the last four years, despite many more ethnic minority young people leaving school with good GCSEs and applying for apprenticeships, and despite the fact that almost one-quarter of the candidates registered on the Apprenticeship Vacancies system are from ethnic minorities.
Inclusion and BTEG held an event on 8th December to stimulate debate, share best practice and encourage greater use of the available levers to deliver equal opportunities in apprenticeships for all young people, irrespective of their personal characteristics.
The presentations by the speakers can now be downloaded: