ERSA is delighted to announce that the Employability Awards 2016, sponsored by APM, will be judged by:

The awards, now open for entries, demonstrate and champion best practice from across the employment support sector, showing the true impact of frontline individuals and organisations on jobseekers, their families, local employers and the wider workforce. The awards will highlight innovations in public service delivery, as well as celebrate successful partnerships and outstanding support for specific groups such as young people and jobseekers with disabilities and health conditions.

The panel of expert judges will have the challenging task of picking the winners and finalists in ERSA’s nine award categories:

The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored Serco, will be judged by a separate panel of industry experts.

The awards are free to enter and are open to both members and non-ERSA members. Click here for the full descriptors and criteria for each award along with online award entry.

Press enquiries should be directed to Anna Robin on 020 3757 9415

Notes to Editors

1. The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) is the sector body for those delivering or with an interest in employment support services.  ERSA’s membership spans the private, voluntary and public sectors and ranges from large multi-nationals through to small specialist charities.  It has over 200 members, including all prime contractors of the Work Programme. The majority of its members are not for profit.
2. The ERSA Employability Awards welcomes applications from all organisations working to support jobseekers into employment, whether housing associations, local authorities, Jobcentre Plus offices, charities, social enterprises colleges or private sector providers. You do not have to be a member of ERSA to apply for the awards and there is no charge to do so. Entries to the ERSA Employability Awards will be judged by an independent panel to be confirmed at a later date.
3. There are ten award categories designed to showcase the breadth of work taking place within the sector. The categories are:

4. The 2016 ERSA Employability Awards headline sponsor is APM.