Latest from the Trust

Our latest news, updates and stories from our volunteers and mentees.

Reports and news

Read the latest news and reports from the CIPD Trust

NEWS

New funding to support women leaving prison into work

CIPD Trust, HMP Styal and the HMP Styal Employment Advisory Board secures funding from City & Guilds Foundation’s Big Ideas Fund.

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NEWS

Supporting refugees to succeed at work

We introduce our pilot programme supporting refugees in the workplace – watch our webinar to hear how you can get involved.

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NEWS

Making our mark at the CIPD Festival of Work 

Read about the CIPD Trust at Festival of Work

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REPORT

Partnership between CIPD Trust and City & Guilds launched

CIPD Trust launches partnership with City & Guilds to help refugees gain access into the workplace

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REPORT

Pilot Scheme to work with those with lived experience of the criminal justice system

CIPD Trust launches a Pilot scheme working with people with lived experience of the criminal justice system to help them adjust back into the workplace

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NEWS

Charities work with CIPD Trust to help refugees access people profession in UK

Five charities support our bursary scheme by connecting us to refugees who want to work in the people profession.

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Webinars

Upcoming webinars

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WEBINAR: 16 July 2024

Increase your credibility in your job search: Curate your online presence

We’re all aware that potential new employers might search for us on social media as part of their recruitment decision-making, right? Join our webinar to learn how to optimise your online profile and enhance your chances of landing the job you want.

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WEBINAR; 17 September 2024

Interviewing like a pro: how to make sure the organisation is right for you

Interviews can sometimes feel like you’re sat in the hotseat; especially if you’re keen to secure the role. Learn how to make your interview feel more like a two-way process and leave knowing if the role and organisation are the right fit for you.

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Mind the gap – How to explain gaps in your CV

Are you worried about what employers will think about gaps in your CV? Our free webinar will help you turn an employment gap into an opportunity to demonstrate key skills, valuable experience and your readiness for the role.  

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Hear industry professionals and aspirants discuss the subjects that matter to you

WEBINAR

Job hunting like a boss: Maintaining your resilience as you search for your ideal role

Join us for a webinar that will guide you through the highs and lows of job hunting.

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WEBINAR

Mind the gap: Explaining gaps in your CV

Worried about what employers will think about gaps in your CV? Our free webinar will help you turn an employment gap into an opportunity.

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WEBINAR

Support refugees to succeed in work

How the people profession can empower refugees to succeed at work in the UK.

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WEBINAR

CIPD Trust Webinar: Tackling barriers to work: Creating inclusive workplaces

Want to hear from people professionals about how you can create an inclusive workplace and make real change happen?

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WEBINAR

CIPD Careers webinar: What I wish I’d known – HR Directors

Have ambitions of becoming a HR Director? Unpack candid reflections from our panel of HR directors and former CIPD aspiring HRD mentees

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Case studies

Hear the stories of our volunteers and mentees.

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CASE STUDY

Melanie – Steps Ahead mentee, London

Read Melanie’s case study on her experience as a Steps Ahead mentee

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Lucy Vause – Steps Ahead mentor, South East London

Read Lucy’s case study on her experience as a Steps Ahead mentor

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Dorothy Tande: Steps Ahead Mentor, Kent and London

Read Dorothy’s story about her experience as a Steps Ahead Mentor on the Parent Returner Programme

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Kirsty Feltham – Steps Ahead mentee, London

Read Kirsty’s case study on her experience as a Steps Ahead mentee

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Luke Pit – Steps Ahead mentee, Cambridge

Read Luke’s Steps Ahead story

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Ellie Mayner – Steps Ahead mentee, Bewdley, Worcestershire

Read about Ellie’s Steps Ahead journey during the pandemic

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Shirley Browning – Steps Ahead mentee, Hull

Read Shirley’s case study on her experience as a Steps Ahead mentee

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Liz Knight – Steps Ahead mentor, Bradford

Read Liz’s case study on her experience as a Steps Ahead mentor

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