Supply Chain Partners

Prospects works in partnership with a wide range of education, employment, training and health specialists, to enhance our offer to our customers in:

  • Work Programme and similar welfare to work initiatives - working with unemployed people, enabling them to secure sustainable jobs
  • National Careers Service  - information, advice and guidance on learning and work to anyone over 19, with help to choose and enter careers
  • National Careers Service offender services to people in prison and resettling in the community, to choose and secure positive destinations including work and training
  • National Careers Service Inspiration brokering relationships between schools, colleges and employers creating links between industry and educational institution to inspire young people to think about their future careers
  • European Social Fund (ESF) programmes bringing unemployed young people and adults nearer the labour market, improving skills and employability, helping them into sustainable and rewarding jobs and supporting them and their employers to progress in work
  • Local authority and ESF programmes focused on supporting vulnerable 13 – 18 year olds to remain in learning and progress into apprenticeships, further education or employment

ESFA ESF Partners Required

Shaw Trust will be bidding for the ESFA ESF Co-Financed activity opportunities and is seeking partners to help support and deliver the following programmes:

1. Support for Individuals Who Are NEET or At Risk of NEET: Sustainable integration into the labour market of Young People, in particular those not in employment, education or training, including young people at risk of social exclusion.

Targeting the following LEP areas:

  • Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Leeds City Region
  • London (Central)
  • London (North and East)
  • London (South)
  • London (West)
  • Northamptonshire
  • Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire
  • Yorkshire, North Yorkshire East Riding

2. Skills Support for the Workforce: Aims to increase the skills levels of employed people from the existing level to the next level up, to encourage progression in employment, including the basic skills needs of employed people, particularly in SMEs and Micro businesses

Targeting the following LEP areas:

  • Coast to Capital
  • Greater Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • South East​ 

3. Skills Support to the Unemployed: Aims to provide access to employment for job seekers and inactive people, including the long term unemployed and people far from the labour market

Targeting the following LEP areas:

  • Greater Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • South East

If you would like to work with the Shaw Trust Group on any of these programmes please complete the following Expression of Interest by COP Tuesday 4th September 2018.

If you have any queries, please contact the partnership team at