Forward’s Employment Services Directorate celebrates another successful year

The Forward Trust’s Employment Services Directorate had a successful year in 2021/22, supporting even more people in prison and in the community.

In 2021-22 we’re proud to have helped:

  • 4,290 learners in prisons with information, advice and guidance support
  • 885 learners and unemployed participants in the community
  • 338 individuals in the community to progress into jobs, apprenticeships, and self-employment.

Here are some of our highlights:

  • We launched the DWP Restart Scheme in Thanet in conjunction with Reed in Partnership, expanding our existing work that supports Kent jobseekers into exciting and sustainable careers
  • We supported new apprentices to gain the skills to succeed in the employability sector through our Employability Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 4 Standard
  • We launched our new Adult Education Budget services in London and Kent, promoting green skills and opportunities in the sustainability sector
  • Our Adult Education Budget learners featured in FE News after speaking on green skills at the AELP Green Summit
  • We delivered new prison education information, advice and guidance services in London, Swaleside, North Sea Camp and Bullingdon prisons
  • We became a Kickstart Gateway, supporting over 27 Kickstarters including five employed within our own directorate
  • Our enterprise support continues its exciting growth, in the past year supporting 112 entrepreneurs through one-to one-support, masterclasses and our revamped Enterprise Club, along with our first ever Enterprise Challenge event won by Dipped in Creativity.

A special thanks to all our commissioners, funders, employer partners, apprenticeship provider partners, volunteers, mentors and our staff.

Read the full blog post here.


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