Our Policy Work for Youth Employment

Since its creation in 2012, Youth Employment UK has aimed to influence and support the political agenda to ensure that youth employment remains a government priority, and that the views of young people and our Youth Friendly Employer Community are being heard.

We have worked hard to develop strong relationships – including formal partnerships – across the Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions. As a result of our close working relationships with civil servants, Ministers and MPs across all parties, we have been able to represent our membership at a range of roundtables, conferences, parliamentary events and within specific projects.

Youth Employment UK has also contributed responses to a number of inquiries led by Committees and All-Party Parliamentary Groups. In addition, reports and recommendations written by Youth Employment UK have been shared with senior policy makers.

Read on for Youth Employment UK reports, projects and our work as secretariat of the APPG for Youth Employment.

Youth Voice Census Report 2018

The Youth Voice Census Report for 2018 is ready and available for download. This annual nationwide survey benchmarks the experiences of 14-24 year olds transitioning between education and employment. Learn more about what the young people of the UK really think about employability, skills and careers education and find out our policy responses and recommendations – download the report here.

Projects and Campaigns

Youth Employment UK are pleased to have been involved with the following projects:

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Employment

In 2015 Youth Employment UK became the Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Employment. We have a proud history of ensuring young people attend and are given the opportunity to be heard at these meetings.

What does the APPG for Youth Employment do?

Key objectives:

  • Promote youth employment in all its forms
  • Promote the role of young people within the economy.
The APPG for Youth Employment works to:

  • Ensure young people’s voices are heard
  • Highlight the need for quality opportunities
  • Share best practice

APPG Reports

APPG reports and resources

APPG meeting dates

The APPG for Youth Employment holds regular meetings where evidence is heard from a range of invited organisations on topics relating to youth employment.

If you’re an organisation who would like your work to be documented and presented at an APPG meeting, please visit the main website’s resources page and make contact using the pro-forma form provided.

APPG resources

See more resources on the APPG website.

Youth Employment UK’s role in the APPG for Youth Employment

Youth Employment UK is the official secretariat for the APPG for Youth Employment.

Laura-Jane Rawlings of Youth Employment UK says:

“Youth unemployment and under-employment is still a major issue in the UK. Youth Employment UK CIC works with a range of members and stakeholders to better understand the barriers to employment and to find ways to overcome these barriers.

Our largest membership group is 14-24 year olds and we work hard to promote their voices at a national level. Sharing best practice and networking for our members is key to our work and we are delighted that we will be able to use our expertise and experience to support the APPG for Youth Employment.”

Visit the APPG for Youth Employment website Visit the APPG for Youth Employment website