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Give Us A Chance teams up with the Young Women’s Trust

GUAC is pleased to be supporting the Young Women's Trust (YWT), as it works to improve the life chances and opportunities for economically inactive young women in England and Wales. YWT supports and represents young women who are trapped by low pay or no pay and are at greatest risk of a lifetime...

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ERSA Employability Awards 2016 now open

GUAC is please to promote the 2016 Employment Related Services Association’s (ERSA) Employability Awards, which will celebrate the hard work of organisations and people up and down the country, who dedicate their time to helping  people into work. The Employability Awards, sponsored by APM, h...

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Supporting Smart Futures for young students

Give Us A Chance is pleased to support Smart Futures, a unique work experience programme for Year 12/Fifth year students in England and Scotland. The new programme aims to equip students with a variety of new skills that will give them a head start in their chosen career. The ten month programme,...

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Presentation by GUAC Chair Ian Simpson

Last month GUAC Chair Ian Simpson gave a presentation on the importance and the positive impact of working in partnership to tackle workless-ness. Ian describes the event; ‘The workshop was based on our experience of creating jobs with training through partnerships with employment support provider...

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Living Map of Jobs Innovators

Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, have recently relaunched their Living Map of Jobs Innovators (, a guide to some of the most exciting things going on at the moment in the world of tackling unemployment, creating jobs and improving work. The website currently has about 120 ex...

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The sweet smell of success

A year ago, 22 year-old Jamie Kemp had just started his own business as a chocolatier, creating handmade chocolates and truffles. Jamie had been unemployed when he came back from his travels in Costa Rica where he went to research and discover how chocolate is made; ‘from bean to bar’. Aft...

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