Youth Voice Census

Aged 14-24? Live in the UK?

Fill in the anonymous national online census to share your experience of life, study and work. Your opinions matter. Make them count.

Take part in the online Youth Voice Census

Aged over 24? You can help.

Spread the word to amplify youth voices. Download the media pack to see how you can help.

Youth Voice Census media pack

What is the Youth Voice Census?

Youth Employment UK’s yearly nationwide survey benchmarks the life, study and work experiences of 14-24 year olds. It can be used to monitor the successes and challenges of activity designed to support young people transitioning from education to employment.

Download 2018 Report (PDF) Press/Social Media Pack

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 annual Youth Voice Census for the second year running. Allowing young people to share their experiences led to some uncomfortable truths back in 2018. As a society we are not where we thought we were; young people were still not getting the information they need to help guide and support their future. Young women, specifically, were 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

Press & Social Media Pack

Example tweets

View the full press and social media pack (which includes images you can use) by clicking on the button. Otherwise, you are welcome to use our example tweets below.

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Study. Life. Work. If you’re aged 14-24, what changes would you like to see in how you are supported from school onwards? #HaveYourSay with the #YouthVoiceCensus 2019. SHARE YOUR VIEWS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KVVR593


Developed with @CareerEnt with support from @educationgovuk, @worldskillsuk and many others, @YEUK2012’s #YouthVoiceCensus census is now underway and explores how study, work & employment issues affect young people in the UK. Share the census today: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KVVR593


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 annual Youth Voice Census, first launched in 2018, will run in February 2019.
  • For all media enquiries, please contact Laura Gibbon at lgibbon@youthemployment.org.uk or on 07834 434630.
  • Representatives from Youth Employment UK and young people from its network are available for interviews.