The aim of Birmingham’s Future Jobs Fund programme was to provide 1000 placements for 18 to 24-year-olds who had been claiming benefits for a year or more. A further 1000 placements were created for long-term benefit claimants over 25 in unemployment hotspots across Birmingham. Training was given in the public, voluntary and community and private sectors organisations providing skills in areas relevant to the local economy.
The Future Jobs Fund was around £1 billion to support the creation of jobs for long term unemployed young people and others who faced significant disadvantage in the labour market.
Placements lasted six months, providing 30 hours work per week. Enabling the participants to obtain a qualification as part of the initiative, with training through an accredited provider.
View a copy of the report on the development and early implementation stages of the programme from June 2009 to March 2010 FJF Phase 2 final report (Merida) merged
Future Jobs Fund event presentations
Presentations from Future Jobs Fund Employers’ event, 24th September 2009.
Yvonne Davies, Birmingham Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Rachel Ginnelly, Be Birmingham and Gerry Lyng, JobCentre Plus
Richard Trengrouse, Be Birmingham
Theresa Gillard, BVSC