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Our People

6 - 12 month programme to:

  • reduce headline rates of unemployment
  • create training opportunities
  • respond to the Island's economic and skills need

Our People

The 'Our People' programme is being led by Julie Bradley, Manx Industrial Relations Officer, and has been created to ensure there are sufficient education, training and workplace opportunities, to reduce the risk of high levels of unemployment and to provide skills that our industries require, both now and in the future.

The headline objective of the programme is to create up to 1000 training, education, work placement opportunities to offset unemployment and skill our workforce for current and future opportunities.

Projects progressed through ‘Our People’ to date are:

Project

Aim

Funding amount

Approval date

Status

More Information

Extra education and training capacity at UCM

Expand availability of education places for 16-25 year olds

£937,800

30 July 2020

In Progress  

Further information

Additional funding to support reduction in UCAS points required to attract financial support

Create a potential 60 extra university places in the IoM & UK to support greater opportunities for learning.

 

£3,000,000

30 July 2020

In Progress  

 

Summer Internship Scheme

Provide up to 100 summer work placement opportunities for students and young people  giving them meaningful work experience & on the job training.

£162,200

30 July 2020

Completed  

Further information

Additional Funding for Summer Internship Scheme

Expand scheme due to demand and provide a further potential 80 places on the scheme

£85,000

4 September 2020

Completed  

 

Manx Restart Scheme (subject to Tynwald approval)

Subject to Tynwald approval, will create up to 120 work placement opportunities with private sector companies for people who have been unemployed or on MERA for 3 months or more. Subsidy of up to 70% living wage and NI costs.

£1,750,000

4 September 2020

In Progress  

Further information