1st Youth Friendly National Awards

1st Youth Friendly National Awards

Youth Employment UK CIC (YEUK) is delighted to announce its first Youth Friendly Awards.  Organisations from across the UK who have applied for and been awarded the Youth Friendly badge are invited to enter the awards and share their Youth Friendly business practice.

Award categories include –

Youth Friendly Corporate Award

Youth Friendly Medium Enterprise Award

Youth Friendly Small Enterprise Award

The awards will be presented by Matthew Hancock MP at Chelsea FC on the 25th of November 2014.

At the award ceremony presentations will also be given to nominated YEUK Volunteer Ambassadors and for the winner of the most Youth Friendly MP as nominated by YEUK supporters.

Youth unemployment remains at consistently high levels.  In order to have a long-term and sustainable impact on youth unemployment the UK business community must be encouraged to invest in the training, skills and experience of the UK’s 16-24 year olds.

UK employers have the ability through talking to students in schools, offering work experience and taking on apprentices to make the biggest difference to youth unemployment and the economy.  Encouraging and supporting UK employers of all sizes to adopt “youth friendly” behaviour is at the heart of Youth Employment UK CIC and the purpose of the free national Youth Friendly Badge.

The Youth Friendly Awards will be used as a way to build on the success of the Youth Friendly badge, raise the profile of the badge and the supporting organisations and encourage more employers to see that working with young people is good practice that they can adopt.

Youth Employment UK CIC looks forward to receiving the applications and celebrating the brilliant youth engagement of some of the UK’s most Youth Friendly businesses.

Applications must be submitted before 5pm on the 15th of October.

For more information about the Youth Friendly badge and the Youth Friendly Awards please visit https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/youthfriendly/

Tickets are on sale for the lunchtime awards dinner and celebration at Eventbrite

 

 

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