'Britain Works' Microsoft UK's campaign to get 500k in to jobs

Microsoft UK launched a new initiative called “Britain Works” to help citizens during the recession, and aims to help 500,000 people into work by 2012 through a combination of: “A new job matching service; Targeted skills and employability training with provision of training vouchers, at all levels of IT skills need; A new national apprenticeship scheme with 700 […]

Microsoft UK launched a new initiative called “Britain Works” to help citizens during the recession, and aims to help 500,000 people into work by 2012 through a combination of: “A new job matching service; Targeted skills and employability training with provision of training vouchers, at all levels of IT skills need; A new national apprenticeship scheme with 700 new apprenticeships this year and more than 3,000 over the life of the programme; Partnerships with Jobcentre Plus, Leonard Cheshire, UK Online Centres and The Wise Group in Scotland, with more to come”. The program is delivered working closely with Microsoft partners, NGOs and local government and is backed by all of the main political parties. Initially the program will focus on skills and training.

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