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Work With The Youth Employment Experts

We provide expert guidance and support to all organisations working with and employing young people.

As a youth-led organisation we offer unique insight and support across a range of youth employment services. Our network includes government, employers, educators and third sector organisations enabling us to join the dots in the youth employment space.
As we work with both young people and employers, Youth Employment UK is bridging the disconnect that still exists between young people and employers.

Our services include:

  • Membership of our Youth Friendly Employer Community
  • Support for early careers and recruitment campaigns
  • Best practice standards for youth employment
  • Bespoke Services including consultancy, strategic support, youth consultation, and education services design

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Join the Youth Friendly Employer Community

The Youth Friendly Employer Community provides support, advice and guidance to any organisation working in the youth employment space. It brings together best practice, expert insight, knowledge sharing and so much more. As a Youth Friendly Employer Community Member you will be supported in multiple ways and can be assured that your Membership goes into funding the support we offer for free to all 14-24 year olds.

Benefits of being a Youth Friendly Employer Community Member

  • Youth Friendly Employer Mark for your PR, campaigns, website and social presence
  • Charter certificate for you to display
  • Expert advice, guidance and resources to support you in attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse talent pipeline of young people
  • Reach 1000s of young people monthly through our careers hub
  • Benefit from Youth Employment UK policy platforms such as the APPG on Youth Employment
  • Benefit from our connections with other organisations invested in youth employment
  • Gain access to the Youth Friendly Employer Community featuring resources to support your HR function.

We’ll keep you up to date with the latest insights, policies and resources.

All the resources we provide to you as a Youth Friendly Employer are regularly and promptly updated to keep pace with policy changes. They include:

  • Best practice guides (including a guide to working with schools and a work experience workbook for students)
  • Case studies
  • Example job descriptions
  • Template policies and procedures
  • Webinars with leading employment specialists on topics such as inclusivity, developing an apprenticeship programme, supporting young disabled people, mentoring best practice and much more

Annual Membership from £150 per year – see below for pricing and application information.

Our Youth Friendly Employers include:

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Early Careers and Recruitment Campaign and Attraction

Our Careers Hub is accessed by a diverse and talented pool of young people across the UK. It’s easier than ever before to achieve your goals of reaching 14-24 year olds who are thinking about their career choices and considering different employers.

Employer Profiles go far beyond a conventional job post; they provide an insight into who you are, what you do, the types of roles you offer and why working for you matters.

The benefits of having an Employer Profile:

  • Your brand will be showcased to 70,000+ unique visitors every month on our Careers Hub
  • You’ll work with our expert content team who know how to create brilliantly engaging content for our audience of 14-24 year olds
  • We can bring your brand to life with existing videos and case studies
  • We can upload career roles and work experience opportunities
  • We’ll support your recruitment and brand campaigns through social media and newsletters
  • We’ll support you to reach our school, college, careers advisor and youth organisation network
  • We’ll support you to link your outreach work with your employer profile, connecting your full early careers and talent pipeline

Best practice standards for youth employment

The Youth Friendly Employer Award builds on from the principles of good youth employment practice. It is a comprehensive framework that can be used to benchmark, assess and support the development of an exceptional youth employment strategy.

The Framework was co-created with young people and has been externally assessed by Goldsmiths University. The Framework can be used as a development, benchmarking and recognition tool, assessing all aspects of your youth employment strategy from early careers and work experience, to employment including apprenticeships and graduate roles.

Employers who are successful in their assessment become Gold Standard Youth Friendly Employers.

The benefits of being a Gold Standard Youth Friendly Employer

Consultancy support to prepare for your assessment

Award Assessment

Case Study & promotion of your assessment outcome

Automatic entry into our annual awards

Recognition as a Gold Standard Youth Friendly Employer

“The Youth friendly employer framework gives organisations the tools and support they need to ensure their organisation is positioned to maximise the potential of the young people it engages as employees, customers or other stakeholders”

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Bespoke Services offered by Youth Employment UK

As a leading youth employment expert we are able to support organisations in a number of ways.

  • Consultancy and strategic support
  • Development of your organisation’s youth employment strategy
  • Youth consultation including forums, surveys and workshops
  • Support with school and college outreach
  • Education services design including lesson plans
  • Policy engagement through our APPG and wider government work
  • Youth employment impact measurement and support
  • CSR specific projects

Please talk to us about your specific needs or take a look through some of our case studies.

Visit our Sponsorship Information for further examples of ways we can work with you.

Pricing Structure

Package(s) to apply for Number of employees in your organisation
1-20 21-50 51-100 101-999 1000-4999 5000+
Youth Friendly Employer with Youth Friendly Employer Community Membership £150 £200 £350 £500 £750 £1,000
Careers Hub Profile * £450 £600 £750 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000
Youth Friendly Employer Gold Standard Assessment * £300 £300 £300 £500 £1,000 £1,500
Bespoke Services We can tailor a range of services to suit your needs.

Email us at and we’ll be in touch to see how we can best support you.

* only available to Youth Friendly Employers

Insight and expertise examples

Work Experience Employer Guide
Webinar: Developing a Youth Employment Strategy
Developing a Quality Kitemark for Apprenticeship Employers
Rt. Hon. Anne Milton MP Supports the Work of Youth Employment UK

Here’s what Partners and Youth Friendly Employers are saying about us…

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