June 28 will see thousands of organisations across the UK join the largest celebration for those supporting local people into work.

ERSA (Employment Related Services Association) are organising this national day for the fourth time, giving employment support organisations and employers the opportunity to celebrate their hard work supporting people to enter or progress in employment. It allows them to shout about their success and drive understanding across key stakeholders at local, regional and national level.

Last year over 700 organisations took part, and the any organisation that supports people to enter or progress in work can get involved in Employability Day, including charities, businesses, employers, social enterprises, local authorities, housing associations and community groups.

There are many ways to get involved such as hosting VIP visits, open days and job fairs, put on street stalls, activity mornings, tea parties, launched reports, hosted roundtables or panel discussions or simply thrown a party for their staff.  You can download the ERSA Employability Day Toolkit on the ERSA website..

This year’s theme is Closing the Gaps, which aims to highlight the tireless efforts of organisations across the UK who help to close employment gaps by supporting disadvantaged people to enter, sustain or progress in work. More information on Closing the Gap can be found in this guide.