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
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.
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.
Sign up today!
Take a look at the options available and sign up today.
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce singled out for innovative work with young people
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce has been singled out for praise at a national ceremony held at the House of Commons for the innovative work it is doing locally with Jobcentre Plus and Plymouth City Council to help young people and businesses.
Latest Case Studies
|Absolute Recycling is the largest electrical recycling and reuse company in the South West.
Click to read case study of this company's positive experience
|An apprentice taken on by Westcountry Glass is not only now qualified for his job but is taking on more responsibility at the factory in Saltash.
Bradley Pearce joined the company around a year ago and now has an NVQ in glass processing.
Read full case study
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