Opportunities to get involved and fulfil your pledges will come from many avenues.  This page is designed to let you know about opportunities that may be of interest to your organisation.

Improving Lives Breakfast

Date: 15th February 2017


Humber Learning Consortium in partnership with Department for Work and Pensions would like to invite you to a breakfast meeting for local small to medium businesses to be held on the 15th of February starting at 7:45am and finishing by 10:00am.  The venue is The Deep Business Centre, Tower Street, Hull HU1 4BG.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the ‘Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ which has been published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department of Health (DH). Chapter 4 “Supporting employers to recruit with confidence and create healthy workplaces” contains the questions being asked of employers to help government have a better understanding of the issues.

It’s important that the views of businesses are taken into consideration this is an ideal opportunity for you to have a view on what the government are proposing.

For more information:

To book a place please contact Tania Griffiths, Employer and Skills Manager I Department for Work and Pensions  , JCP HULL TANIA.GRIFFITHS@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK or phone 01482 312699 (internal 3699) mobile 07774 337868











Franklin College Mock Interviews

Franklin College are holding an employability week for 4 days week commencing Monday 6th March until Thursday 9th  to align with National Careers Week 2017.

Emma Swinburn, Employer Engagement Manager, at Franklin College said “The idea is that we want to offer additional help to our students who are not considering going onto University, so they may be looking at going into employment or an apprenticeship. We are looking for support from local businesses to interview our young people.”
If you are able to help on any of the days/times please contact Emma;

The Monday will be focusing on our Level 2 students (totalling 71) who are currently on a single year course at Franklin College doing subjects such as GCSE Maths and English or functional skills, they may or may not continue on with their education to Level 3 or they may instead leave college either to get a job/apprenticeship or to go and do a vocational course.

This day will be take the format of ‘speed networking’.  We are aiming to have 5 sessions of groups of 14 and have a 2 minute slot where the guest volunteer will ask the student one set question with guidelines on what to say in their answer.  They will then have the opportunity to ask other questions and discuss with the student if there is time.  The idea of the session is that the students get chance to speak to lots of different professionals and to get them out of their comfort zone.  We are looking for volunteers to help on this session which would be from 1.00pm – 4.00pm and would be offering lunch beforehand from 12.00pm.

We are then going to be looking for volunteers for the Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th March for our Level 3 students who at this stage are not planning on going to University (totalling around 250).  This will be the same format as above but these sessions will be run over the course of the day.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout and timings will run from approximately 9.00am – 4.20pm.

For further information or to offer your support to young people through National Careers Week 2017, please contact emma.swinburn@franklin.ac.uk

Fall in for Bootcamp 3.0! Kickstart your Film Career

Date: February 2017 (Closing Date January 6 2017)


Could you cut it on set of the next hit British feature film or TV drama? Do you currently live in Yorkshire and Humber with less than six months experience working in the industry?

Screen Yorkshire is excited to announce that it is running a third edition of its successful Bootcamp scheme in Hull in February 2017, supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund. Previous participants on the last two Bootcamps have gone on to get work on Journeyman, Brief Encounters, Emmerdale, DCI Banks, National Treasure and even Star Wars!

The three day intensive programme supports new entrants in behind camera and technical roles to make the leap from training to industry via classroom sessions and practical activities. It offers participants a better knowledge of what it’s like to work in the film industry and how to break into it.

Participants are given a thorough grounding on the workings of each department from some of the most talented and experienced UK crew behind the likes of This is England, Utopia, The Danish Girl & Dad’s Army. A detailed CV and life skills workshop will offer hints, tips and insider info on career progression and development. The classroom based sessions will be followed by a mock recce and production meeting aimed at applying your knowledge into the planning of a major film shoot.

Applications are invited from participants who have a degree or other higher qualification in an industry-related subject but have yet to convert that learning into a career.  Applications are also welcome from individuals who did not study a film-related subject but who have a demonstrable desire to enter the industry.

Contact: http://www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/skills/ 

National Careers Week 2017 (NCW2017)

Date;  6th – 10th March 2017

For more information about events in our area, or to sign up to be an ambassador, please click here.

Building My Skills

Date:    2016/17 Academic Year at five secondary schools / academies across the Humber


Esh Group signed up to the Skills Pledge in March 2015. Esh Group is a construction company with a huge focus on ‘Adding Value’ to the communities in which we operate.

Among other community programmes, Building My Skills is a year-long employability skills programme which is delivered free of charge by Esh Group staff and like-minded businesses to students in secondary schools across Yorkshire and the Humber. Esh Group developed Building My Skills in 2011 in partnership with 4 other businesses delivering sessions in 5 schools. The programme has grown to include 20 school partners starting September 2015, including 5 schools in the Humber.

Students receive 5 x 1 hour long sessions as part of the school timetable, each delivered by a business guest who provide an insight to their career path, their sector and employability skills they value. We are looking for enthusiastic local businesses to join the business work group and donate an hour of their time to deliver sessions in local schools.


For more information please contact Celeste Armitage, Added Value Officer, Esh Group – celeste.armitage@esh.uk.com 07854940898


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