Employing young people A step-by-step guide for SMEs

employing young people CIPD

The CIPD have created  a number of youth employment resources for organisations. This guide was produced to specifically help SME’s navigate all things youth employment back in 2015. It was created in partnership with Apprenticemakers and holds valuable advice and guidance for employers looking to recruit young people.

The tool covers:

  • Why your business should invest in young people – The business case
  • The different routes into your business that you can offer young people
  • How home-grown talent will fill your future skills gaps
  • Recruiting the right young people for your business
  • Managing and developing young people
  • The practicalities – what you need to have in place when a young person begins
  • Case studies from SMEs

Download the interactive guide below:

Employing young people – a guide for SMEs

Please note that the information contained in the toolkit was accurate at the time it was first produced and some information may need to be checked against current policy.

For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

Latest News & Insights

Go to Dashboard
key for school governors

Supporting School Governance – How Business Professionals Can Become School Governors

Want to make a difference in your community as a business professional or employee? Volunteer as a school governor to […]

McDonalds degree management programme Amber

What Works In Work Experience From A Youth Friendly Employer Award Holder : McDonald’s

McDonald’s are a leading Youth Friendly Employer and committed to offering high quality work experience opportunities across their whole business, […]

What Works in Work Experience from a Youth Friendly Employer Award Holder : OneAIM

OneAIM, a joint venture between Interserve and Wood, is responsible for delivering the Operations Site Works framework for Sellafield Ltd. […]

Work Experience Policy and Recommendations

This paper examines the importance of work experience, the needs of young people, the current policies regarding work experience, and […]