Creating Opportunity: Good Youth Employment Charter

Creating Opportunity is one of the five core principles of the Good Youth Employment Charter. Find out more, then sign the Charter.

Why is Creating Opportunity a core principle of good youth employment?

As an employer, you create opportunity when you provide opportunities for young people to gain the skills and experiences they need. You can create opportunities through meaningful and good quality experiences of the world of work that raise their aspirations, skills and personal networks

How can employers create opportunity for young people?

By offering quality work-related learning experiences which can be digital and/or face to face:

  • Career talks
  • Career fairs
  • Employability skills training
  • Digital content
  • Workshops
  • Taster days
  • Work experience
  • Traineeships
  • Mentoring
  • Traineeships

What does ‘good’ look like when creating youth opportunity?

Ensure that the opportunity has good learning outcomes such as supporting career aspirations and improving employability skills.

Deliver opportunities that meet the needs of diverse young people.

Recognise and overcome the barriers that those from lower socio-economic background, those with disabilities, care leavers and other protected groups will have when designing, promoting and undertaking this activity.

Wherever possible co-create opportunities with young people and provide opportunities for feedback.

Who can support your organisation?

  • 5% Club
  • Amazing Apprenticeships
  • Careers & Enterprise Company
  • Drive Forward Foundation
  • Fledglink
  • Generation
  • Movement to Work
  • Princes Trust
  • Youth Employment UK

Sign the Good Youth Employment Charter

The Good Youth Employment Charter has been developed in collaboration with a range of youth employment experts and young people.

It aims to provide a framework to support, inspire and recognise all those employers who are committed to providing good quality opportunities to young people.

By signing the charter you are agreeing to work towards a set of principles and to being recognised as a Youth Friendly Employer.

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