Empowering Enterprise Careers Fair 2019

Apr 15, 2019 | Community Outreach, Events, ODILS News, Students News

By Jo Pickering | Empowering Enterprise (ODILS)

On the 13th February, as an Empowering Enterprise partner ODILS hosted our second Careers Fair in Plymouth. The event aimed to support Empowering Enterprise and ODILS students, for whom English is not their first language, into the workplace. 

Empowering Enterprise is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

For further information about Empowering Enterprise, please visit http://www.empoweringenterprise.org.uk/ or get in touch with a member of our ODILS team either by calling us 01752258770 or using our contact form

Restore language support for UK driving test candidates

In 2014, after a deeply flawed public consultation, the Government withdrew the 'language support' that could be used by speakers of other languages to assist them in undertaking the UK driving test. All parts of the test, including the theory test, must now be undertaken in English (or Welsh). This has disenfranchised many migrants who have settled in the UK following the policy change, and in particular, the cohort of refugees resettling here under the ‘vulnerable persons resettlement scheme’ from 2015 onwards. It is holding back experienced drivers from working and preventing aspirant drivers, particularly women, from moving forward in their lives. Please sign the petition and support the campaign to get the Transport Select Committee to review the policy changes as was promised by the minister for January 2019 when the change was enacted. 

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