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Why an apprenticeship?

As part of the celebration of apprenticeships across the UK, Guinness Northern Counties produced this behind-the-scenes film, talking to Print and Design Apprentice, Barrington Roye. Hear what Barrington has to say about his experience here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX2LJr7_Bkw...

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Department for Communities and Local Government Seeks GUAC Members’ Advice

Last month GUAC members from across the Capital were asked to attend a high level meeting with DCLG officials. The purpose of the meeting was to seek GUAC members’ advice about what really works for customers when it comes to helping people move off benefits and into work. DCLG are particularly...

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Meet the members

Each month we like to talk to a new GUAC member to learn a little more about them. This month we meet Lisa Denison, Community Investment Director for Sovereign Housing, based in the South and South West of England. How long have you worked in the housing sector? “I’ve worked in housing ...

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Jobs Plus – can a pilot project in the USA work for us?

In January, GUAC member Phil Bowley from GreenSquare Group attended a discussion on employment support at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in London. The discussion looked largely at a unique American pilot programme called Jobs Plus and was introduced by Jim Riccio from research group MDRC with th...

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Queen for a day…

Last month’s 24Housing magazine featured our very own Kate Shone, Chairperson of GUAC. What did Kate choose to do during her 24-hour reign? Get the best possible deal for young people of course! “As Queen I would ask every housing provider to consider their role in helping young people get...

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2014 Strategy

The GUAC Annual strategy day in November 2013 included a discussion led by Kirsty McHugh the Chief Executive of ERSA, the industry body for the Welfare to Work industry. Kirsty provided GUAC members with useful insight into the Work Programme and how the Welfare to Work industry sees future Progr...

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GUAC meets Employment Minister Esther McVey MP

The workless-ness agenda was a key topic of discussion when GUAC members met with Esther McVey MP, Minister for Housing. The meeting was attended by GUAC members Kate Shone and Reena Mukherji along with GUAC partner Dave Simmonds, CEO of Inclusion. The Minister was advised about the range of i...

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National Apprenticeship Service Awards **UK Apprenticeship Champion**

The Community Housing Group has been named West Midlands Best Large Employer for Apprenticeships 2013 and will now progress to the next round, with the UK finals taking place in November 2013. Karen Lowry – Hall (KLH) was also recognised by winning the regions Apprenticeship Champion award. Kar...

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