Learning

A core component of the “En-route to Sustainable Employment” project is establishing key learning points. Throughout the two-year project the Mayor’s Fund for London will share relevant learning and project research that provide context and practical solutions.

 Why focus on learning?

A focus on learning helps identify factors that strengthen the project and practical ways for employers to modify their recruitment practices and ensure that young people feel supported throughout the recruitment process and whilst in work. The learning will be used to create a practical model to help employers successfully recruit young people from BAME groups into the transport sector and ultimately to replicate this model across other sectors as well as other cities.

 Learning from young people and employers

The project is built around consultation with both young people and employers involved in all stages from planning, to delivery and evaluation.

  • Young people were involved in the planning stage of this project, including taking part in a focus group. Some interesting experiences and opinions were shared, including practical suggestions for employers. See here for notes from the session.