BITC survey of race at work – now open

BITC’s survey of race at work with YouGov is now live at www.raceatwork.org.uk!  The survey is open for 7 weeks until Sunday 13 September 2015. Who can respond? BITC is keen to understand the issues around under-representation of ethnic minorities in the workplace and want ethnic minority and white employees aged 16-64+ and currently in employment [Read more]

Event: Apprenticeships for ethnic minorities – tackling the key challenges (8 Dec 2014)

From Black Training Enterprise Group: Apprenticeships for ethnic minorities: tackling the key challenges National Conference, 8 December 2014, London Conference Programme (PDF) Registration Link The number of apprenticeships has grown over the last decade and they are an increasingly important route into high quality jobs and careers. All the main political parties plan to further expand [Read more]

Work Foundation report: ethnic disadvantage behind London’s high rate of youth unemployment

Work Foundation, London: A Tale of Two Cities (April 2014) (PDF) New research on youth unemployment in London from Work Foundation: The youth unemployment rate in London stands at 25 per cent. But this rate masks sharp disparities across the city region. Whilst the inner East of the city still fares poorly, outer London boroughs [Read more]

JRF blog: How do we increase BAME employment?

Helen Barnard, Programme Manager at Joseph Rowntree Foundation reflects on BTEG/CESI’s recent ‘How do we increase ethnic minority employment?’ conference: The discussion pointed to another point that came up again and again: if universal services are meant to address the greater poverty and employment disadvantages among many ethnic minority groups then we need really good monitoring to [Read more]

Conference report: How do we increase ethnic minority employment?

On 4 February 2013 BTEG and CESI held an event called How do we increase ethnic minority employment? It brought together practitioners and policy makers to try and identify strategies that are most effective in placing higher  numbers of ethnic minority jobseekers into sustained and rewarding work. Presentations from the event are available on the BTEG website. [Read more]

Report: Understanding the Impact of the economic down turn on BME communities

Understanding the Impact of the economic down turn on BME communities: a case study of the Loughborough estate in the London Borough of Lambeth This report is the second of the two estate-based focused work undertaken by BTEG. We were particularly interested in the Lambeth Council’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS) and the role of stake-holders [Read more]