GROWING TALENT IN #BPFS
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** SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE **
If your organisation would like to join some of the region's top professional firms and sponsor even more activities for young people as part of Growing Talent in #BPFS over the next year then please contact Alison Bond for information.
Our sponsorship opportunities represent a unique and flexible opportunity to promote your organisation to the future talent pipeline and we can work with you to meet your wider corporate objectives too.
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Growing Talent #BPFS
Young people have never faced a more uncertain future. At this moment, we know that employers want to play their part in helping young people face the future with greater confidence.
Growing Talent #BPFS is a new programme led by social enterprise Ahead Partnership supported by funding from Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP and private sector employers. It builds on four successful years of activity delivered in Birmingham during Professional Services Week, extending this into a year-round programme of careers and skills activity led by BPFS employers in Birmingham and Solihull.
Growing Talent #BPFS is an opportunity to support young people from all backgrounds in the West Midlands to overcome the challenges that have disproportionately affected them.
Why get involved?
There are opportunities for everyone to volunteer their support through this programme. Your involvement will help young people in a really practical way and help them to envision a more positive future. The programme allows businesses to play their part in creating a more equal and inclusive society, whilst reaching out to potential talent and the unique skills and perspectives that young people can bring to the sector.
All the activities in the programme are organised by Ahead Partnership with support and resources that help volunteers get involved, whether you are office or home based.
How does it work?
There are opportunities for everyone to get involved regardless of the size of organisation. As social distancing within schools and workplaces will place some limitations on what can be done face-to-face, this programme has been specifically designed to include the use of digital resources and virtual “live” events alongside face to face activity where possible. All aspects of this exciting sector will be covered and the programme will launch in the autumn term.
There are a range of activities on offer which will include careers panels, video resources, live brief projects, Meet the Employer events and an exciting new virtual work experience programme.
The programme launched with a two-week festival in November 2020 where 58 volunteers spanning 23 regional employers committed their time and saw over 760 students learn more about the sector. 91% of young people said the festival increased their awareness of different roles in the BPFS sector and 59% said the festival made them more likely to consider a role in #BPFS.
Helping to engage a diverse pipeline of talented young people, the launch involved targeted activities including all-female careers panels and panels with a focus on apprenticeship and graduate pathways into the sector. 70% of the schools involved in the festival activities have a greater than national average proportion of BAME pupils, while 60% have Free School Meal (FSM) levels above the national average.
We invite employers of all sizes from these sectors to get involved.
TAKE PART IN GROWING TALENT #BPFS