Tackling youth unemployment : The need to employ a new approach?

  • Date: 21st November 2018
  • Time: 11:00
  • Location: De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre Nottingham NG7 2TU
  • URL: Event Link

Whilst the issue of long term employment and its negative impact on the economy and society is well documented it is evident that the precise nature of the interventions required to support young people disadvantaged in the labour market are still emerging. This is a problematic situation for commissioners, policy makers and social investors wanting to effect positive change to ensure young people can make a sustainable transition from education to employment.

To help contribute to the body of evidence to inform ‘what works’ Groundwork Greater Nottingham and University of Nottingham have been working in partnership to evaluate a five year youth employment project* specifically established to support innovation in the provision of services for young people disadvantaged from the labour market.

Working to analyse project data the collaborative evaluation project has identified transferable trends and intelligence to help organisations and individuals consider how they might ‘employ’ new approaches to support young people furthest from the labour market to secure employment.

This event has been designed to illustrate the following themes emanating from the evaluation:

  • Key service model principles
  • Behavioural insights and the need to understand the life journey of young people
  • The concept and application of distance from labour market
  • The challenge of value for money and payment by results
  • Evolving employer engagement
  • The need for robust evaluation of employment programmes to inform a progressive legacy within the employability sector.

This free event is designed to appeal to a wide cross section of professionals working within the employability arena including:

  • Academics and researchers
  • Central and local government commissioners
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Strategic Decision Makers
  • Department of Work and Pensions personnel
  • Employability service providers
  • Policy makers
  • Social investors and funders

For further details on this event please contact Colin.Bradley@groundworknottingham.org.uk

* The event is based on ’Young and Successful’ project which operated as part of the Big Lottery Fund Talent Match programme over the time period 2014-2018.



Tea and coffee will be available on arrival, followed by a light buffet lunch at the conclusion of the event.

Transport links

Nottingham City Transport buses 28,30, 31 leaving the City Centre pass by the Jubilee Campus on Wollaton Road.

The event venue is a 15 minute taxi journey from Nottingham Train Station.

Car parking

Pay and display car parking will be available on the day at the Nottingham University, Jubilee Campus, NG8 1BB.

Further Information

Find out more about this event by calling us on 01536 513388
or emailing us at info@youthemployment.org.uk
or visiting the event website

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