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Quartet shortlisted for national awards

Our teams across Britain are celebrating after being shortlisted for four prestigious national awards.

We have been successful in being shortlisted in four categories at the annual ERSA Employability Awards, which take place in November 2021.

Now in their ninth year, the ERSA Employability Awards celebrate best practice in the employment support sector and demonstrate the hard work and dedication of those working to improve the lives of jobseekers, communities and the wider workforce. This year, more than 200 entries were received from across the UK.

Our successful shortlisted entries are:

  • Morag Notman, a personal adviser working on our Fair Start Scotland service who has been shortlisted in the Frontline Adviser of the Year category.

  • Theo Thomas-Afonso, a 21-year-old from Berkshire who has turned his life around with the support of the Work and Health Programme who has been shortlisted in the Significant Achievement category.

  • Our South West Scotland team, which transformed their delivery of the Fair Start Scotland service during the coronavirus pandemic and have been shortlisted in the Team of the Year (Crisis Management) category.

  • Our Fife team in Scotland, which has worked hard to rally around and support the organisation through the pandemic and have been shortlisted in the Team of the Year (Hidden Heroes) category.

We are extremely proud to be playing a role in helping the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn. There are so many impactful stories being told across the country about the sector rising to the employability challenge that faces us – and we’re delighted some of our work has gained such high-profile recognition.

Elizabeth Taylor, ERSA CEO says: “We have been overwhelmed by the response to the ERSA Employability Awards and the truly inspiring work of all those who have gone above and beyond in what has been an incredibly challenging year.

“Thank you to all those who entered – you should be incredibly proud of your achievements – and a huge well done to all those who have made the shortlist. We can’t wait for the winners to be revealed at the end of November.”


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