Youth Friendly Employer of the Year 2019 Awards Announced at WorldSkills UK LIVE

On 21st November Youth Employment UK held its Annual Impact & Youth Friendly Employer of the Year Awards Celebration at WorldSkills UK LIVE in Birmingham. Award winners are detailed below… along with our newly launched Youth Friendly Employer Mark campaign.

The excitement and anticipation at WorldSkills UK LIVE was tangible. So many young people were discovering a world of skills they could explore, and it was the perfect event for Youth Employment UK to host its annual Youth Friendly Employer of the Year Awards.

The event was a great opportunity for us to recognise some of the outstanding employers and ambassadors that we work with, as well as providing a fabulous platform to share our success of 2019 and thank all our supporters and partners for the part they have played in that success.

Youth Friendly Employer Awards 2019 – The Winners

I am delighted that we recognised the following organisations for their commitment to youth employment:

Large Youth Friendly Employer of the Year 2019


Small/Medium Youth Friendly Employer of the Year 2019

Rendrive Haulage Ltd

Newcomer of the Year 2019

VHR Recruitment

Youth Ambassador of the Year Awards – The Winners

Alongside these great employers we celebrated the contributions of two hardworking ambassadors:

Youth Ambassador of the Year 2019

Harvey Morton

Special Recognition of the Year 2019

Deuvaunn A. Darroux

These are very deserved winners! Of course, when it comes to Youth Friendly Employers and Ambassadors, I want to celebrate ALL of them. Their passion and commitment to youth employment and better prospects for young people everywhere is outstanding.

2019 Impact Report – Preparing Young People for the World of Work

At the event we also shared our Impact Report for 2018-19. I am thrilled to share how much our work has grown this year, and you can find out more here.

Youth Friendly Employer Mark Campaign Launch

Finally… the WorldSkills UK LIVE event also saw the launch of our new campaign to encourage more employers to join us through the Youth Friendly Employer Mark. It’s a seal of quality and proof of commitment to the recruitment and development of passionate young professionals who are ready to make their mark. Employers can be recognised for the good work they do and gain more recognition for the youth opportunities they offer.

We know that by creating more quality opportunities together we can really shift the dial on youth unemployment. Our ambassadors are leading the charge on this campaign and we will be calling on you all to help us make a real change.

Thank you once again to our Youth Friendly Employers, ambassadors, supporters, patrons and friends. Without you this year would not have been possible! Our additional thanks to WorldSkills UK for being such a great partner and for allowing us to share in your incredible event. And, last but by no means least, thanks to my incredible team who have been working hard to support our mission!


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