Award Category: Team of the Year – Hardest hit
Sponsored by Education Development Trust

Frontline teams supporting individuals and communities hardest hit by the pandemic, including low-paid workers, young people NEET, diverse communities, experience of the justice system, women, learning disabilities and other disadvantaged groups.

Employers and jobcentres who have forged strong and enduring partnerships with employment support providers

Team of the Year 2021

‘All About Me’ Team, Aspire Sussex

The ‘All About Me’ project team has supported those hardest hit by the pandemic who have are long term unemployed. From July 2020 to June 2021, the four highly skilled and committed team members have worked with 86 participants to help them find hope, purpose and achievement using innovative strategies and by educating businesses and partners to encourage a more diverse workforce.


Highly commended: The Autism Project, CareTrade Charitable Trust

The Autism Project (TAP) is a specialist two-year supported internship programme for adults aged 18 to 25 on the autistic spectrum. Learning is usually in real work-placements and students can also gain qualifications in employability and functional skills. The team responded to Covid by adapting the project to be delivered remotely including increased wellbeing and mental health support.


YES Project Team, YES Project

The YES Project is a Youth Employability Support project working with NEET young adults, aged 15 – 24. It’s a partnership of seven youth organisations and charities and works with people who face barriers to finding work, like issues with their mental health, substance misuse, homelessness, previous offences, or who may have cultural and language barriers.

Further information on the awards

Category sponsor
Education Development Trust

We have been a leading employability and careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support. Bridging the gap between education, training and employment is key to our mission of transforming lives around the world.

Education Development Trust