Youth Voice: Good Youth Employment Charter

Youth Voice is one of the five core principles of the Good Youth Employment Charter. Find out more, then sign the Charter.

Why is enabling Youth Voice a core principle of good youth employment?

As an employer, you can and should listen to young people if you want to support early talent and future-proof your organisation. Actively provide opportunities for their voice to be heard within a community or company.

How can employers empower Youth Voice in their organisation?

Work with existing young colleagues to develop programmes and services.

Provide young people with an opportunity to share their ideas and be able to give feedback.

What does ‘good’ look like when developing young people in your organisation?

  • Invite young people to participate in the development of the youth employment strategy
  • Set up youth voice forums
  • Empower young people to take a lead on different initiatives including early careers and supporting other young people
  • Encourage young people to take part in organisations outside of the employer – social action, youth councils, surveys etc
  • Recognise and overcome the barriers that those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, those with disabilities, care leavers and other protected groups may have in participating and sharing their views and experiences.

Who can support your organisation?

  • 5% Club
  • Drive Forward Foundation
  • Fledglink
  • Generation
  • Movement to Work
  • UK Youth
  • Youth Employment UK

Sign the Good Youth Employment Charter

The Good Youth Employment Charter has been developed in collaboration with a range of youth employment experts and young people.

It aims to provide a framework to support, inspire and recognise all those employers who are committed to providing good quality opportunities to young people.

By signing the charter you are agreeing to work towards a set of principles and to being recognised as a Youth Friendly Employer.

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