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Drumming up support for unemployed youths
Drumming up support for unemployed youths (30/04/2015)

The music school ‘We are music’ based in Harwich (UK) has now launched a new ESF-backed project to help unemployed young people gain a foothold in the employment market.

Second chance for older jobseekers
Second chance for older jobseekers (12/03/2015)

Over the past 18 months, the partly ESF-funded project Second Success has helped 25 residents of Torfaen County Borough in Wales re-enter the employment market.

Brixton prison bakery to expand
Brixton prison bakery to expand (09/01/2015)

The ESF-funded Bad Boys’ Bakery in Brixton Prison (London) may soon double its inmate workforce, the BBC reports.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Scotland
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Scotland (19/12/2014)

ESF spending in Scotland will take innovative approaches to boosting qualifications and employment, and reducing poverty.

Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Northern Ireland
Commission adopts ESF operational programme for Northern Ireland (18/12/2014)

More and better skills is the main objective of Northern Ireland’s ESF programme which targets young people and the disadvantaged in particular.

Two ESF programmes for Wales adopted
Two ESF programmes for Wales adopted (11/12/2014)

Two ESF programmes aim to add value to wider investment objectives so that together they can support sustainable jobs and growth in Wales

Skills to boost business
Skills to boost business (20/11/2014)

Birmingham SMEs can get free maths and English training for their employees.

Coaching to ‘move forward’
Coaching to ‘move forward’ (31/10/2014)

Unemployed or part-time workers offered free coaching in an ESF-funded project in the UK.

Partnership agreement with the United Kingdom adopted
Partnership agreement with the United Kingdom adopted (29/10/2014)

On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom, paving the way for more than €4.9 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.

Investment in young people and new business
Investment in young people and new business (11/09/2014)

A six-month job placement for unemployed youth, and funding for start-up companies: an ESF co-funded job creation scheme in Wales sets an example for others.

Extra skills for success
Extra skills for success (28/08/2014)

A project in Northern Ireland is helping people acquire the extra skills they need to successfully set out on their chosen career paths.

Bankable skills
Bankable skills (11/07/2014)

An ESF project in the UK is helping jobseekers to invest in a personal skills portfolio

Adult learners
Adult learners (25/04/2014)

A union and university partnership helps students develop skills and work opportunities

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall wins RegioStars award 2014
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall wins RegioStars award 2014 (01/04/2014)

Top Chef Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall has won an award at the Europe wide RegioStars 2014 in the ‘Inclusive growth: Creating jobs for the young generation' category.

Scotland boosts college places
Scotland boosts college places (14/02/2014)

Scotland is investing GBP 13 million (EUR 15 million) in new college places in areas that are in particular demand by employers

Wales in work
Wales in work (19/12/2013)

An employment scheme for young people in Wales exceeds all expectations

NEETs no more
NEETs no more (29/11/2013)

New ESF grant to support 1000 young drifters in north-east England

Keyboards to success
Keyboards to success (04/10/2013)

Wales invests in IT skills with ESF help – for today and the future

Veterans with a vocation
Veterans with a vocation (06/09/2013)

In the UK, military veterans are helping jobseekers build confidence and get on in life and work

Skills that matter
Skills that matter (30/08/2013)

ESF training worth EUR 1 million launched in Dorset, UK

Up to 10 000 new youth jobs for Scotland
Up to 10 000 new youth jobs for Scotland (13/06/2013)

Almost £90 million is to be invested in helping Scotland’s young people into work and supporting small business growth.

Taking the car to work
Taking the car to work (12/06/2013)

A social enterprise for disabled job-seekers wins award for excellence

Climate change at work
Climate change at work (23/05/2013)

The ESF in Cornwall is supporting research into business responses to climate change

Catering for new skills
Catering for new skills (29/04/2013)

A pay-what-you-want café provides training for people looking for a job in catering

Fair chances
Fair chances (24/04/2013)

A new ESF partner in the UK will unveil new and relevant training opportunities for unemployed jobseekers in Cornwall

Certificates for creative careers
Certificates for creative careers (12/03/2013)

In Northern Ireland artistic jobseekers are getting the formal training and qualifications that open pathways to work

Dress to impress
Dress to impress (07/03/2013)

ESF-supported speed-dating event matches students to apprenticeships in the UK

A lifeline for schoolgirl mums
A lifeline for schoolgirl mums (21/02/2013)

An innovative education centre in Scotland is determined to help teenage mothers complete education

Skills that sell
Skills that sell (07/02/2013)

Successful ESF pilot project is rolled out across South-West Britain

Putting veterans back on track
Putting veterans back on track (06/12/2012)

An ESF skills project for ex-military offenders wins award in the UK

Supporting older female job-seekers
Supporting older female job-seekers (11/10/2012)

In the UK, the ESF is helping the job prospects of women going through the menopause

Enabled car mechanics
Enabled car mechanics (13/09/2012)

ESF gives a boost for aspiring car mechanics among young disabled people in the UK

Olympic qualifying round
Olympic qualifying round (10/08/2012)

ESF at the Olympics: boosting qualifications for unemployed Games volunteers

Go for it!
Go for it! (20/06/2012)

In the United Kingdom, an ESF training project is helping the unemployed realise their aspirations

Furnishing skills
Furnishing skills (01/06/2012)

In the UK, unemployed people are getting the chance to gain skills and benefit families in need

Wales builds on success
Wales builds on success (25/05/2012)

Wales extends project to support people with substance misuse issues at work

Liverpool supports 500 apprenticeships
Liverpool supports 500 apprenticeships (04/05/2012)

In the UK, the ESF is supporting apprenticeships for young people with few skills

Funding follows success in Wales
Funding follows success in Wales (23/03/2012)

A successful project helping job-seekers into work in Wales is being extended with extra funding

Social Enterprises: up to the Mark
Social Enterprises: up to the Mark (23/02/2012)

In the UK, the Ministry of Justice is making it easier for social enterprises to bid in consortia for government contracts

‘Apprentice Ambassador’
‘Apprentice Ambassador’ (13/02/2012)

A former Welsh rugby star is leading a campaign for more apprenticeships in Wales

Work and play
Work and play (03/02/2012)

In the UK, an ESF-funded project is helping deprived young people discover their creative side

A social event
A social event (20/01/2012)

Bedford in the UK is hosting a social enterprise seminar to inspire would-be business entrepreneurs

Wales: building a low-carbon economy
Wales: building a low-carbon economy (18/11/2011)

The construction industry in Wales is supporting the move to a low-carbon economy

Opening doors in Wales
Opening doors in Wales (30/09/2011)

ESF in Wales is supporting young people with learning disabilities

Recruiting disabled workers
Recruiting disabled workers (23/09/2011)

In England the ESF is training employers to recruit disabled workers

Liverpool launches jobs initiative
Liverpool launches jobs initiative (04/04/2011)

In the UK, the ESF co-funds new schemes to get 'Liverpool in Work'

Scotland supports café society
Scotland supports café society (21/03/2011)

An ESF project in Scotland is using training to help the food and drink sector

Wales boosts creative industry
Wales boosts creative industry (31/01/2011)

ESF provides a boost for creative skills training in Wales

Resolutely Green
Resolutely Green (01/01/2011)

An ESF project in Cornwall is helping businesses and their employees adapt to the low-carbon economy

Scotland’s high-fryers
Scotland’s high-fryers (30/11/2010)

A scheme to encourage young people in Scotland into a cooking career has proved a sizzling success

Greener glens
Greener glens (01/11/2010)

Scotland announces 650 low-carbon training places

Boosting IT in Wales
Boosting IT in Wales (02/10/2010)

ESF supports investment boost for strategically important digital technology sector in Wales

Job surgeon, tree surgeon
Job surgeon, tree surgeon (02/09/2010)

Glasgow eco-entrepreneur helps unemployed teenagers into their first job

Smart Exporter
Smart Exporter (02/09/2010)

A new programme in Scotland aims to raise the export performance of its companies

Turning out smart workers
Turning out smart workers (01/06/2010)

‘Train to Gain’ boosts job opportunities in north-east of England

Mentoring managers
Mentoring managers (31/05/2010)

Scotland is giving a helping hand to new business owners through a new mentoring scheme

Funding boost for Scottish colleges
Funding boost for Scottish colleges (01/05/2010)

Injection of €18.7 million to help meet course demand in hard-hit areas

Building skills
Building skills (01/04/2010)

ESF supports traditional skills in the construction industry the south east of England

Mastering innovation
Mastering innovation (01/04/2010)

ESF gives €22 million boost for Masters degrees in Wales

Tailored training for young travellers
Tailored training for young travellers (03/03/2010)

UK ESF funds deployed for training for young Gypsy Travellers to get into work

The business of farming
The business of farming (03/03/2010)

Cornwall’s young farmers seek new business skills

Ready for a job with Job Ready
Ready for a job with Job Ready (02/03/2010)

Job Ready campaign to help thousands of unemployed people in Crosby in the UK back into work

Better business management
Better business management (01/03/2010)

Welsh companies draw on talent from SMEs

Finding tomorrow’s pioneers
Finding tomorrow’s pioneers (01/03/2010)

€4 million to foster leadership skills in Wales (UK)

Scotland benefits from jobs boost
Scotland benefits from jobs boost (28/02/2010)

Euro cash injection for North Lanarkshire jobs

Going straight – to university
Going straight – to university (02/02/2010)

The Going straight project in England has an ex-convict signing up other prisoners for degrees