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Creative/media people wanted to assist with innovative Community Research Project

| September 7, 2012

The Ordinary People are looking to start work on a Community Research Project based in and around east London; and are looking for help, on a voluntary basis, from people with any of the following skills: Journalist: interviewing/writing/editing Camera person Video Graphics/ Video Editing A bright and enthusiastic general assistant with an interest in social regeneration [...]

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Enterprise support programme for the over 50′s in East London

| July 27, 2012

The Ordinary People join forces with the Princes Initiative to bring a new enterprise programme for the over 50′s to East London. Having met originally at the Responsible Business Exhibition in spring this year, the two organisations have held a series of meetings with the simple aim of the Ordinary People being to have the [...]

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New careers service to aid millions

| April 5, 2012

The Government is to launch a new careers service, offering advice on learning and work to more than a million people. Skills Minister John Hayes said the service will transform careers advice by combining highly trained advisers with an interactive website. Information will be offered to around 370,000 young people as well as face-to-face advice [...]

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Social Mobility Toolkit for the Professions launched

| March 2, 2012

Social Mobility Toolkit for the Professions, the first common framework to measure the progress of social mobility within the professions, has been launched today by Professions for Good. The toolkit, researched by Spada on behalf of Professions for Good, surveyed 300 professionals and drew on the expertise of 50 representatives from universities, membership bodies, NGOs, [...]

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Seasonal update

| February 17, 2012

The seasonal updates will provide commentary on relevant industry issues and news items, as well as updates on our own activities. Spring 2014: The Ordinary People will soon unveil plans for our work in Manchester and London for 2014/2015. This will coincide with a full updating of the website.   The full spring 2014 update [...]

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Cable launches biggest ever National Apprenticeship Week

| February 6, 2012

Business Secretary Vince Cable today launched the fifth annual Apprenticeships Week. The week is on track to be the biggest Apprenticeships Week to-date, with over 500 events across the country celebrating the countless achievements of learners and employers. The official launch event, held at Channel 4 in London, was attended by apprentices and representatives from [...]

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Nick Clegg gives video message for #NAW2012

| February 6, 2012

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has underlined his support for Apprenticeships with a message marking the beginning of the fifth National Apprenticeship Week. In the message the Deputy Prime Minister highlights that apprentices will now more accessible to small businesses with the introduction of a £1500 cash incentive for small businesses taking on their [...]

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The Ordinary People to take a stand at Responsible Business 2012

| January 25, 2012

It has now been confirmed that the Ordinary People will be taking a stand at the second annual UBM Responsible Business Exhibition taking place at the Business Design Centre in London, on the 15th and 16th March 2012. The UBM Responsible Business Exhibition is free to attend and will feature more than 150 charities and [...]

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Careers & Skills Gateway update: Jobcentre Plus in talks with Ordinary People

| January 18, 2012

The Ordinary People met with representatives from Jobcentre Plus to discuss a support package for the Careers & Skills Gateway 2012 event. The aim is to see how an event, and the partners working together, can deliver not just live vacancies, but actually help people get into those jobs. Godwin Ohajah, Chair & Founder of [...]

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Ordinary People need support to develop the Careers & Skills Gateway in east London

| January 4, 2012

Leading Employers, Training Providers, Professional Bodies and Career Advisory Organisations are being invited to support the Ordinary People in the development of Careers & Skills Gateway, with the longer term aim of seeing the first Careers & Skills Gateway live event in east London later this year. Careers & Skills Gateway will initially take the [...]

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