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Welcome to 1000 Club

The 1000 Club Campaign aim is 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 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 34% compared to 28% 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 reflects a trend which stretches back to the early 1990s and, furthermore, the rate has been increasing steadily since 2000 when it was 24.1%. 

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, Employment and Skills Co-ordinator.


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Building Employability Skills

The All Saints Career Academy helps build employability skills through a structured programme of paid internships, mentoring, motivational lectures and workshops to give 16-19 year olds the work experience
and skills they need to be able to perform more effectively in the wider world.
The programme has been running for over 6 years and is designed to raise young people’s aspirations and bridge the gap between education and work by giving them access to real experience of the world of work.  With strong enduring support from many local businesses, getting involved with All Saints Career Academy has also become a network opportunity as our ‘student led’ coffee morning at Foot Anstey demonstrated.
“As they study a business and personal finance A level, business and enterprise opportunities are weaved into the curriculum to ensure our students are equipped with the knowledge, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit they need for the working world.  We would love to hear from any businesses that would like to learn more about ways to get involved.  I would be pleased to hear from any businesses, said Donna Whitley, Business Development Manager dwhitley@asap.org.uk


This initiative is led by Plymouth City's Council Employment Sub Group which reports to the Plymouth Growth Board.

The Employment Sub Group is make up of private and public sector organisations as follows:

Careers South West; City College Plymouth; Devon Education Business Partnership; Federation of Small Businesses; Job Centre Plus; National Apprenticeship Service; Pluss, Plymouth Area Business Council; Plymouth Chamber of Commerce; Plymouth City Council; Plymouth Community Homes; Plymouth Training Provider Network; Plymouth University; Prospects; Remploy; Working Links


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