Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Graduates - 2

MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you detail exactly what steps you will take between now and May 2016 to assist ethnic minority graduates find employment - across London in general and across all the organisations that you have statutory oversight of?


Answer for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Graduates - 2

Answer for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Graduates - 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My approach is to provide support for all disadvantaged young people, many of whom are BAME, whether they are graduates or not. I am working closely with the National Careers Service provider in London to ensure good quality careers advice and guidance for young adults. My HeadStart London programme will see up to 5,000 young people gain valuable experience. My Team London Young Ambassadors programme will continue to improve young people's employability skills. Through the London Enterprise Panel's European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020, I will invest around £502million on employment and skills, engaging businesses to take on young people with particularly high levels of worklessness. The GLA Group will continue to offer apprenticeships, internships and targeted promotion of employment opportunities for underrepresented groups.