Promoted to businesses and unemployed residents under the North Lanarkshire’s Working (NLW) banner, the service offers a free, confidential and bespoke service to unemployed residents of North Lanarkshire with the aim of moving them towards employment, training or education.
The basic premise of NLW Youth Investment Programme is to persuade businesses looking to expand, by taking on new apprentices or staff, to consider using NLW as the resource they use to identify and select candidates.
A specialist employer engagement team works with businesses in all sectors to assess their needs but there is a specific focus on those sectors which have been identified as growth sectors for the area. The supply side of the labour market is the area where NLW funded partners play a significant role. Their work involves providing individualized support to participants via a variety of programmes to ensure that participants are job ready. The programme offers financial incentives to employers for a significant number of candidates.
To ensure this process works effectively and on a large scale a bespoke management information system, website and recruitment portal for candidates was developed.