Become a Youth Friendly Employer
We provide expert guidance and support to organisations working with young people.
Let us help you to be recognised as a Youth Friendly Employer, support you to create the best opportunities for young people and reach a wide and diverse network of future talent.
Join the Youth Friendly Employer Community today!
The Youth Friendly Employer Charter sets out the key principles of good youth employment practice
Join the Youth Friendly Employer Community – an active online community that provides support, resources and expert insight into all aspects of youth employment
Get support with your recruitment and early careers strategies as we engage with more than 420,000 young people per year
We can support organisations with our wider youth employment expertise including government policy, research and youth voice insight
If you are an employer that works with young people, or is looking to start, expand or enhance your work in this area the Youth Friendly Employer Charter, Award and Careers Hub can support you in a number of ways.
The Youth Friendly Employer Charter and Community
The Youth Friendly Employer Charter was co-created with young people and sets out 5 key principles of good practice for organisations working with young people.
By signing up to the Charter and joining the Youth Friendly Employer Community you will become a Youth Friendly Employer and will be able to access a wide range of support and expertise including:
- Listing on the Youth Friendly Employer Database accessed by our youth network
- Charter certificate to display and Youth Friendly Employer logo for your website and campaigns
- Best practice, case studies and online support
- Youth employment resources and templates
- Expert webinars covering a range of youth employment topics
- Policy insights and attendance at APPG Meetings
- Opportunities to connect to other organisations invested in youth employment
Annual Membership from £150 per year. See below for pricing and application information.
The Youth Friendly Employer Award is held by a range of organisations including:
The Youth Friendly Employer Award
- 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 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.
Employers who succeed with their assessment become Gold Standard Youth Friendly Employers.
Employer Profiles on our Careers Hub
Organisations who wish to better reach, engage and inspire our youth network can apply to have an Employer Profile on our Careers Hub.
Our Careers hub has engaged with more than 420,000 young people in the last 12 months, young people who are looking for career and skills support, inspiration and opportunities.
We work closely with all our Youth Friendly Employers to better understand their brand and opportunities so that we can create engaging, youth friendly content for them on our careers hub.
We build employer profiles that provide an insight into who you are, what you do and why working for you matters.
Our expert writers know just how to make employers stand out to our 14-24 audience.
We support our network of Youth Friendly employers with their recruitment and brand campaigns, connecting them with our network of brilliant young people.
As a leading youth employment expert we are able to support organisations in a number of ways. Please talk to us about your specific needs or visit our Services and Sponsorship Information for further examples of the way we can work with you.
Resources supporting Youth Friendly Employer Community Members include:
- A guide to working with schools
- Work experience workbook for students
- 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
Insight and expertise examples
Here’s what Partners and Youth Friendly Employer Award Holders are saying about us…
Download the Application and Evidence Form to start your Youth Friendly Employer journey with us.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a call with our team.
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|Youth Friendly Employer with Youth Friendly Employer Community Membership
|Careers Hub Profile *
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|Youth Friendly Employer Gold Standard Assessment *
* only available to Youth Friendly Employers
||We can tailor a range of services to suit your needs. These include but are not limited to the examples shown.
Email us at email@example.com and we’ll be in touch to see how we can best support you.
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Talent Match Mark Award Winners
Prior to the Youth Friendly Employer Award, employers could apply for the Talent Match Mark Award. See all Talent Match Mark Award Winners who have demonstrated their commitment to creating experiences and opportunities for young people.
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