Ready for Work

Back in August 2016, Dermot took an overdose. A series of events led to him sleeping on the streets of Blackpool and making his way to Manchester where, with the help of several charities, he was able to turn things around.
BITC Scotland’s recommendations for Scotland’s Fair Work Action Plan based on a series of consultations across Scotland between September and November 2018.
Margaret, aged 57 from East London, has now got her first full time job in 10 years at M&S Dalston thanks to Business in the Community programme ‘Marks & Start’.
Business in the Community has once again received funding from People’s Postcode Lottery, helping us to transform lives and communities through employment.
A robust schools outreach programme is cutting recruitment costs and giving young people – and especially women – the confidence and skills to thrive in an increasingly digital workplace.
With an ageing workforce, United Utilities hopes to bring 70 new young people into the business every year, to safeguard its future and give something back to the communities in the region.
Ambitious growth plans means that having a talented and enthusiastic workforce is crucial to the ongoing success of the UK’s biggest hotel and coffee chain company, Whitbread. That's why targeting those from difficult backgrounds is a core part of the company's strategy.