For 2023, ERSA will be awarding the following categories:


Applications are welcomed for employment advisors, specialist staff and trainers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment working with their caseload, moving people in to work, into good jobs with opportunities for career progression and ensuring there is in-work support.


Applications are welcomed for inspirational managers who encourage and support their frontline teams to achieve excellent performance, benefitting customers and achieving performance against targets.


Applications are welcomed for employers who are working with employment support providers, creating good, sustainable jobs, that meet both the needs of the employer and their employees.


Applications are welcomed for a significant achiever, an exceptional jobseeker, who has shown determination and flexibility to achieve the right job for them, embarking on a career.


Applications are welcomed for employer engagement practitioners who demonstrate an understanding of both employers in the local labour market and the needs of participants.


Applications are welcomed for a delivery team or employment support organisation that can demonstrate success in reaching potential participants in local communities, bringing them on to provision and moving them in to good work.


Applications are welcomed for frontline teams who work together to support caseloads of those further from the labour markets, enabling people to achieve economic independence.


Applications are welcomed for teams and individuals that support front line services such as IT, service design and research. Those that are delivering cost effective solutions to improve performance.


Applications are invited from partner organisations that add value to employment support contracts, providing expertise in areas such as health, housing, training, finances and rehabilitation. Applications are also invited from referral organisations that introduce clients to employment support partners.


Applications are invited for individuals who contribute to forums, conferences and networks. Those who set the agenda and lead the debate.


Applications are invited for initiatives that have delivered over and above requirements and that have provided exceptional value for money, both in terms of the public purse and value in communities.


Applications are invited for digital offers that enhance employment support, making it more accessible and inclusive, supporting and complementing the role of the advisor.


Applications are invited for an exceptional leader that contributes to the sector as a whole. An inspirational leader contributing to performance, innovation, commissioning and policy change. Shaping a fairer jobs market.


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Entries close at 12 noon on 22nd September 2023