Developing People: Good Youth Employment Charter

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

Why is Developing People a core principle of good youth employment?

As an employer, you can promote the development of young people through on and off- job training and support so they are motivated to take ownership and responsibility for their careers, and they are equipped to progress.

How can employers develop their young people?

Provide a welcoming and appropriate onboarding programme with regular ‘keep in touch’ points from date of acceptance to start date.

Create and regularly update a development programme which supports each young person to fulfil their potential.

What does ‘good’ look like when developing young people in your organisation?

  • Ensure young people benefit from good induction programmes and regular personal reviews
  • Provide ongoing formal and informal training and personal development opportunities
  • Support young people with mentoring or coaching
  • Consider offering pastoral care for young people who need additional support.

Who can support your organisation?

  • 5% Club
  • Drive Forward Foundation
  • Business in the Community
  • CIPD
  • Movement to Work
  • Skills Builder
  • 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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For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

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