has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ERSA Employability Awards 2019 in the Disability and Health Employment category.
Now in its seventh year, the ERSA Employability Awards celebrate best practice across the employment support sector and seek to demonstrate the day-to-day hard work and dedication of those working to improve the lives of jobseekers, communities and the wider workforce.
APM UK has supported more than 375,000 people to transform their lives since 1997 and has been nominated for the Disability and Health Employment award, which recognises an employment services provider who has demonstrated exceptional commitment in supporting jobseekers with disabilities and health conditions to achieve sustained employment.
ERSA received over 150 entries from across the UK. This year’s submissions were judged by an all-star panel consisting of internationally recognised political thinker and Director of ResPublica, Phillip Blond, editor of The Sun’s employment page, Jane Hamilton, senior civil servant at the Department for Work and Pensions, Mark Staley, and Winner of Adviser of the Year 2018, Tanya Weston of Genius Within.
As a successful finalist, APM UK will attend a special ceremony on 20 June with the Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma MP.
Steve Hart, Chief Operating Officer for APM UK, said:
‘We’re thrilled to be recognised in this category alongside the other shortlisted organisations. As a purpose-driven organisation working to enable better lives, we are especially proud that this acknowledges the hard work and commitment of our Working Capital team, partners and participants – an innovative programme in partnership with Central London Forward, funded by the European Social Fund, that engages and supports long-term unemployed people with disabilities and/or health conditions – a key talent pool for UK businesses.’
Elizabeth Taylor, Interim Chief Executive, ERSA, said:
‘This year’s ERSA Employability Award submissions demonstrate the extraordinary achievements of individuals and organisations supporting people to enter, sustain and progress in work. The huge number of nominations ERSA received highlight the breadth of the commitment in the sector and the tireless work that goes on at the frontline every day. Congratulations to all our finalists!’
Please visit ersa.org.uk/news/finalists2019
for a full list of finalists.