Thinking of joining us?

Movement to Work (MtW) seeks to create a nationwide movement of employers – big and small – taking action on youth unemployment.

Getting involved in MtW through providing work placement opportunities within your business is not only doing the right thing for the UK’s young people but also the right thing for your business.

The business benefits to your organisation and local community are numerous and can deliver a sustainable competitive edge.

Some of the key business benefits that MtW employers have experienced are:

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Sustainable Talent Pipeline – Facilitates an untapped talent pipeline of young people to join employer’s apprenticeship and graduate schemes as well as meet recruitment requirements for direct entry roles. MtW provides access to young people who are motivated, committed, talented and loyal and who are passionate to develop a career in your sector.

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Secure Skill Base – MtW helps to provide an additional source of capability within your business, to tackle forward looking business challenges and helps to secure the skill base for future order book placement and fulfilment.

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Strengthened Supply Chain – Supply chain engagement through MtW, facilitates the development and maintenance of a vibrant, talented and integrated supply chain through shared values and opportunities to share best practice; which endures throughout both contractual and off contract periods. Helping to secure the required supplier base to support future order book placement and fulfilment.

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Workforce Diversity – Supporting young people into the workplace challenges existing recruitment strategies by removing traditional barriers to entry. Helping to grow a more diverse and inclusive workforce and recruit individuals with a fresh and different approach to solving problems at work.

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Employee Engagement – Existing employees have been inspired to help make the placements successful. They have connected with their local communities and embraced the opportunities to develop their own skills, confidence and capabilities through managing the placements.

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Community Engagement – Engaging with wider stakeholders on MtW and bringing together the local community to provide further work experience opportunities, has strengthened supplier and community relationships through shared values, leading to a more vibrant and integrated local network, who may be more willing to support your future business needs.

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Reputation Enhancement РThrough community engagement, positive press coverage and social media, MtW employers have taken the opportunity to grow their reputation as a responsible employer at both a local and national level.

Member Commitment:

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Provide a minimum of 2 weeks work experience and employability placements to 16-24 year olds who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET) on an ongoing annual basis.

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Link placements where possible to fixed term, permanent jobs or apprenticeships

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Spread the MtW message within your supply chains and business networks, asking other employers participate.

What are the next steps if i wish to become a Member?

  1. Contact MtW team at info@movementtowork.com
  2. Decide how many placements your organisation can offer on an annual basis
  3. Receive formal invitation to become a member and pledge to join
  4. Attend MtW on-boarding call and get started!

MtW training and work experience opportunities are being offered by employers across the UK and across sectors. Learn more here.