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Welcome to 1000 Club

The 1000 Club Campaign was set up to recruit 1000 companies in the Plymouth area to commit to support young people into employment, whether that be through work experience, apprenticeship, graduate internships or employment.  The membership now exceeds 1000 and the 2014-15 target is to work with partners to provide an additional 1250 opportunities as well as to develop a range of supportive initiatives and services.

New Skills Passport will help open up the world of work


A group of Plymouth students from several different city schools have reached the halfway point in the trial of a brand new employability passport to help them with their future employment.

The passport, developed by schools working in partnership with Plymouth City Council, is also being embraced by businesses from the Building Plymouth initiative that recognise its value to provide better opportunities to create smooth transitions into future employment.

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1000 Club Supports Apprentice Development

Read full article about the Apprentice Development Day

The 1000 Club is a member of a newly formed Plymouth Apprenticeship Manager Network that has been established to promote Apprenticeships across the City; share knowledge and good practice; work with the National Apprenticeship Service and other key strategic bodies to inform and influence policy; promote the employability of apprentices and their links with the world of work. 

Group member Plymouth Citizens Advice Bureau recently organised an Apprentice Activity Day on behalf of the Group.

The importance of supporting young people

Experience of the world of work is key to developing well rounded young people that are ready to become effective employees and meet the expectations of employers.  This will ensure they have the characteristics and skills that employers need and therefore able to support businesses in their growth and the growth of the local economy.  

The evidence

Youth (18-24) Claimant Rate:  the percentage of total claimants aged 18-24 is relatively high at 28.7% compared to 24.3% nationally, confirming the characteristic of the city having a large 18-24 year old population and a large proportion of 18-24 claimants.  This comparatively high proportion of youth claimants is reflected historically in the city. 

Support for your business

The partners offer a range of support, and are partnering to share expertise and experience to ensure that businesses receive the best service and students get the best support.  We are therefore very keen to receive feedback of what works well and not so well to enable us to continue to evolve the service.



For an informal discussion about the various options available and support that can be provided please contact Elaine Budd. 

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New Campaign Launched

A new campaign is being launched in Plymouth to encourage more young people to take up the hundreds of local apprenticeships that are still available.

The city has a reputation for delivering exceptional apprenticeships but despite there being more than 6,000 apprentices in Plymouth, there are still around 300 vacancies.

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The 1000 Club is proud to be supporting the 'Building Plymouth' Initiative - more information

Young people across Plymouth are being encouraged to check out a roadshow that gives them the low down on exciting jobs and how to get the skills they need.
Plymouth City Council has teamed up with businesses and skills providers for a road trip around neighborhood and city events as part of a programme to ‘sell’ the importance of having the right skills.

Full article and event details


On-Course for Employability

Untitled-(6).pngPlymouth Adult and Community Learning Service is looking for employers from the following areas of business: HR, Administration, Retail, Stock Management, Customer Service, Telesales, and more, who wish to talk to us about taking part in our new and exciting pilot scheme On-Course for Employability.

Every day young people are trying to find work, even a placement - and with the help and support of initiatives and training providers, employers can really make a difference.

The On-Course for Employability is a great opportunity to get your organisation involved; so why not try out our way of thinking and give someone that opportunity to shine.  

For further information about how you can participate in this new and exciting On-Course for Employability please contact Lee Duke to discuss the benefits that can be found for both employer and trainee.

Lee Duke - 01752 660713 or email pacls@plymouth.gov.uk.

With your support we can help to make a lasting difference to the skills and life chances of young people. 


This initiative is led by Plymouth's new Employment and Skills Board which reports to the Plymouth Growth Board.

The Employment and Skills Board is made up of private and public sector organisations.  


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