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GROWING TALENT IN #BPFS 

Get in touch to take part in Growing Talent in #BPFS.

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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.

School or colleges interested in Growing Talent #BPFS please click here >

Growing Talent #BPFS

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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.

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How does it work?

There are opportunities for everyone to get involved regardless of the size of organisation. With current restrictions limiting the opportunity for face-to-face activities, this programme has been specifically designed to include the use of digital resources, recorded events and virtual “live” events.  All aspects of this exciting sector will be covered.

There are a range of activities on offer which will include careers panels, video resources, live brief projects, Meet the Employer events an exciting new Immerse and Progress 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 15,000 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.

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Developed with a large range of the region's employers, we have exclusive Growing Talent #BPFS video resources available to any school/college in the Birmingham & Solihull area. Click here to find out more and get access >>

We invite employers of all sizes from these sectors to get involved in 2021.

TAKE PART IN GROWING TALENT #BPFS

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