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GROWING TALENT IN #BPFS LAUNCH EVENT
Please register your interest to attend the launch event in June 2020.
Growing Talent #BPFS
The Business, Professional, Financial and Services sector is forecast to double GVA across the West Midlands Combined Authority over the next 12 years, however its growth potential risks being undermined by inability to access the necessary workforce and skills base.
A focused and co-ordinated approach is required right now to interest and motivate young people in opportunities within the sector. This sector creates high quality career opportunities and there is work to be done to ensure that all young people can access these careers regardless of gender, social background or ethnicity.
Growing Talent #BPFS is a new programme led by social enterprise Ahead Partnership supported by funding from Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, BPS Birmingham 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 in #BPFS launches in June 2020 and there is a range of ways to get involved.
How will it work?
There are opportunities for everyone to get involved regardless of the size of organisation. You can take part in activities such as workplace visits and work experience, sector careers panels and speed networking, live briefs that show the sector in action with its clients and Meet the Employer events to connect sixth formers to specific opportunities.
The programme will launch with an employer event in June 2020 and the fifth Professional Services Week will take place in October 2020, a fortnight of exciting activity for the region's young people and employers to come together for a series of innovative activities designed to get school students fired up about the world of BPFS. You can read the results of previous Professional Services Weeks here >>
The programme will take on the effort of dealing with schools, creating and designing activities and dealing with the organisation and administration. This means that employers can put all their effort into making their activity with young people fun, exciting and rewarding.
The programme will launch in June 2020 and we invite you to come along to find out how your organisation can get involved in Professional Services Week and the wider Growing Talent scheme.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO ATTEND THE GROWING TALENT #BPFS LAUNCH EVENT