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Youth Voice Census

Youth Employment UK’s yearly nationwide survey benchmarks the experiences of 14-24 year olds transitioning between education and employment.

Youth Employment UK’s new census can be used as an annual benchmarking tool to monitor the successes and challenges of activity designed to support young people transitioning from education to employment.

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Key findings for 2018: A society failing its young women

At every stage of education, young women are getting less access to careers support than young men.

Young women are less likely to have work experience opportunities.

Young women are 20% less likely than young men to have ever received experiences like CV workshops and visits to university.

75% of young women have never had the option of starting their own business discussed with them.

Only 38% of young women are confident that they know the skills employers are looking for, in comparison to 54% of young men.

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“Youth Employment UK are delighted to launch the first Youth Voice Census. Allowing young people to share their experiences has led to some uncomfortable truths. As a society we are not where we thought we were; young people are still not getting the information they need to help guide and support their future. Young women, specifically, are being disadvantaged. We must ensure that key information and support is reaching all young people and their influencers. As our Youth Voice Census is an annual survey, we will be able to measure the impact of policy and society on our young people, and ensure their voices continue to be heard.”

Laura-Jane Rawlings

Laura-Jane Rawlings
Youth Employment UK CEO

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#YouthVoiceCensus2018 results LAUNCHED TODAY – A huge thank you to all young people who shared their views in @YEUK2012’s nationwide census!

#YouthVoiceCensus2018 results launched TODAY. See what young people in Britain really think about their employment future in the full @YEUK2012 report –

Editor Notes

  • Youth Employment UK is a not for profit organisation set up in 2011 to tackle youth unemployment. The organisation provides expertise to government and businesses, led by the views and experiences of the 20,000+ young people in its network.
  • The Youth Voice Census will begin to run annually from February 2019.
  • For all media enquiries, please contact Laura Gibbon at or on 07834 434630.
  • Representatives from Youth Employment UK and young people from its network are available for interviews.
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