Youth Voice Census 2020 is live

The Youth Voice Census has launched for 2020.

This annual survey, run by Youth Employment UK is a temperature check of how young people aged 14 – 24 are feeling on a range of issues relating to their transition from education to employment.

It is important that we hear from the widest cohort of young people so we can provide a detailed picture of the youth population. We are therefore working with a number of partners to share the survey amongst their networks. 

“Our annual Youth Voice Census allows young people to share their voice on the experiences and services available to them throughout education and their next steps. Last year over 3,000 young people told us their story, enabling us to build a picture of how young people are navigating the transition from education to employment. We have been able to share what is working and what improvements need to be made with partners across the sector and with UK Government policy makers.

Youth voice is vital to ensuring services really work for our young people, and this is their chance to be heard”.

Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO of Youth Employment UK

More on the Youth Voice Census

Youth Voice Census is an annual survey, presented as a report with the results made available to the public shortly after the survey closes. The census explores youth employment issues including (but not limited to) careers advice, apprenticeships, social action and unemployment provision. It has been developed in collaboration with The Careers and Enterprise Company, Pearson, BP and The Skills Builder Partnership, The Youth Voice Census has also received support from subject experts including Education and Employers, WorldSkills UK, DfE and NYA.

The census will remain open until 6th April 2020. 

More about Youth Employment UK

Youth Employment UK is an independent, not for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment.

As experts on youth employment and unemployment, we are ideally placed to understand the complex landscape facing young people, employers and policy makers.

We are actively tackling youth unemployment by:

    • Giving young people a voice on the youth employment issues that affect them
    • Supporting young people with the skills and careers support they need to progress
    • Supporting employers to develop and be recognised for their youth friendly employment practice
    • Connecting young people to Youth Friendly Employers

Providing expert insight across all youth employment policy areas more information

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