Interview With Matthew Gordon, CEO Of The Care Leaver Covenant

Last October the Care Leaver Covenant hosted an Empathy Summit, offering a greater insight into the plight of Care Leavers.

This made us, as an employer ourselves and as a resource for employers, all the more mindful of some of the challenges that care leavers find in accessing their apprenticeship opportunities.

Inspired by the summit, over the past few months Amazing Apprenticeships have been working with the Covenant to become more involved.

We have initiated a pilot programme in Hertfordshire which is very much a collaboration between the Local Authority, a mix of local employers, training providers and the Amazing Apprenticeships team to ringfence opportunities with employers for care leavers, we have been working with the Social Mobility Commission to ensure that employers are really thinking about their responsibilities as employers and we have launched The Genie Programme.