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Welcome to the CLC Building Futures website, which was previously known as Central London Connexions. We continue to support young people's services to raise the participation of young people in learning and work. Our services, structures and contact details remain the same. If you have any queries, please contact us.

 News and Opportunities

Recent pre-employment opportunities for young people include the Spear Programme in Chelsea, starting 4 May. There were new apprenticeship vacancies last week in Creative & Digital Media, Design, Business Administration, Accountancy, Social Media & Digital Marketing, Building Services, Civil Engineering, Vehicle Maintenance, Childcare, Dental Nursing, Pharmacy Services, IT, Hairdressing, Warehousing, Retail and Hospitality. There were also more new vacancies for Summer 2016 school and college leavers last week from BDO, HaysMacintyre, Balfour Beatty and Aviva. Details in the Weekly Opportunities Bulletin.

Routes Into Work
Associations of Employment and Learning Providers and Pearson UK report, finds that the traineeships programme is starting to play an important role in engaging young people but awareness about the programme is low. The Associations of Employment and Learning Providers and Pearson UK calls, for better promotion of traineeships as a pathway to employment and further training to young people, employers and key influencers. The report also recommends that the government forms a cross departmental steering group, involving all key stakeholders, which scrutinises all new policy proposals affecting education and training for 16-24 year olds in order to maximise synergies and reduce overlap.

Back to Work schemes
The Department for Work and Pensions released a guide that gives information about the different schemes, including what they expect you to do when you are on one

Employer Skills Survey 2015 Data Tool
Centre for Cities has created an interactive tool that enables people to explore the data from Employer Skills Survey 2015.

Housing And Inequality In London
The Centre for London report identifies a new driver of inequality in London: the rapid increase in house prices “the housing crisis”. The report key findings include:

  • Traditional assumptions about poverty and housing tenure are being eroded.
  • Rising house prices have inflated wealth disparities.
  • Rising housing costs are suburbanising poverty 

City Business Guide

Published by the City of London Corporation. London has the third highest rate of 16-24 year olds out of work in England. The guide offers practical suggestions on how City institutions can help young people to develop the skills that employers require to meet current and future demands. The content of this guide has been informed by a panel of senior people from City businesses, Livery companies, voluntary and community organisations working with young people, London local authorities and the City Corporation. 

Youth Unemployment: A Generation in Crisis

A study from Youth Enterprise which examines the challenges facing the next generation and preventing them from gaining the employment opportunities they deserve.

Central London Careers Hub Conference
Central London Careers Hub, in partnership with Milkround School Leavers have announced their first conference on Monday 16th May 2016.The conference will cover a range of topical issues and will include training providers, employers and apprentices.There will also be guest speakers and sessions that will be released over the next few weeks. Free to attend

The Careers and Enterprise Fund
The £5 million Careers & Enterprise Fund has been created to increase the number of encounters young people have with employers while in education which, according to research, dramatically reduces their chances of becoming NEET and increases future salary by on average 18%. London has been awarded 422,000.

The Working Futures 2012 to 2020 Labour Market Projections Report
A report from UK Commission for Employment and Skills about the UK labour market suggests that high skilled jobs are due to increase over the next decade and the number of people employed in professional occupations and as managers, directors or senior officials is set to increase by 20% between 2012 and 2022. However, middle skilled jobs, blue collar and administrative roles are set to decline. There will be a steady demand for lower skill levels, as growth in the caring and leisure industries compensate for reductions in the need for machine, plant and process operatives. This 'hourglass' economy can be hard for those with lower skilled levels due to the lack of roles available to progress up the ladder.

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