Rob Macpherson and HR's Recruitment Team
Three years ago, there was only one 12-month internship in Whitehall offered to care leavers. This year, there are 100. Rob led the delivery of the Care Leaver Strategy and the subsequent Covenant, resulting in a commitment to 1,000 internships and employment opportunities at private sector companies within three years, and a huge expansion of the number of internships offered across Whitehall to care leavers.
HR’s Recruitment Team has been a vital player in making these opportunities available to young people leaving care. The boost in numbers was the result of a professional cross-Government campaign, managed by the team and run with zero budget, in addition to other business as usual.