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People 1st: Accelerating social mobility in the workplace

people1Hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism is one of the few UK sectors predicted to grow significantly in the coming decade. People 1st have identified four key projects essential to this growth.

The sector is also facing a management skills shortage and the demographics of the sector could be attributed as a reason for this with a strong inequality in gender and age balance. 

The proposal identifies four key activities: attracting and developing women into non traditional roles; advancing women into leadership ranks through a strong network of support; establishing entry routes for managers, and; developing clear and transparent pathways in passenger transport to enable employees to recognise the progression opportunities within passenger transport.

Return On Investment

  • Fast track conversion programmes will be developed for four key occupations and as a result will train 600 and enable 450 to gain employment in sector
  • Increase the number of women entering the passenger transport industries
  • Reduce the number of women leaving the sector and save Management & Leadership recruitment costs for business (a 1% reduction in women leaving saves industry over £2.5m in recruitment costs)
  • Put in place processes to achieve greater parity in the workforce

UK Commission investment: £683,503
Employer/Other Investment: £350,800
Employer/Other in-kind investment: £25,000

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