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
- 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.