Join Youth Employment UK for the 3rd Youth Friendly Employment Conference and Annual Awards

NOVEMBER 24th 2016

Conference Speakers

Recruiting, training and retaining young people in employment are key issues for many organisations. In contrast young people remain to be one of the groups most "at risk" of unemployment.  Impetus PEF produced a report this year that identified that nearly 1.3 million 16-24 year olds will experience some time NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).

The third Youth Friendly Employment Conference will be taking a  look at the key characteristics of "Youth Friendly" organisations. Through a series of workshops we will explore with both young people and employers how delegate organisations can identify ways in which their business can better support young people.

Key Outcomes

  • Listen and learn from organisations who put young people at the heart of their business
  • Hear the perspectives of young people and understand more about the barriers they face when preparing for the world of work
  • Share best practice with a range of people from a variety of organisations and sectors
  • Find out how to attract and develop great young people for your business

Who should attend?

  • Employers invested in youth employment
  • Local Authorities & Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Housing Associations
  • Colleges and Training Providers
  • Youth Organisations working to support young people into employment

View the Programme

Attend all workshops which will be co-hosted by a YEUK Corporate Member and Youth Ambassador will be led on:

  • Youth Voice
  • Creating Opportunity
  • Recognizing Talent
  • Fair Employment
  • Developing People

Panel Debate

Through a panel debate we will discuss with leading experts from organisations working with the most vulnerable and hard to reach groups  what can be done to support those young people.


In our final session of the day you will be given time through round-tables to reflect on the learning of the conference, share your own good practice and pledge a commitment to developing an area of Youth Friendly practice beyond the conference.


Gala Dinner & Youth Friendly Awards

Organisations from across the UK s will be able to submit their applications for the 2016 Youth Friendly Employer Awards.

For the third year running organisations will be able to take part in these awards with our Youth Ambassadors judging the categories. The awards will be presented during the gala dinner on the night of the conference. Following the dinner and awards a full entertainment programme will be available including a charity casino, band and disco.YEUK_badge-NEW_001

Youth Friendly Employer award categories include:

  • Corporate Employer
  • Medium Enterprise
  • SME

Youth Employment UK Ambassadors will also receive awards at the gala dinner including:

  • Ambassador of the year 2016
  • Representative
  • Regional Team

Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities

Our sponsors and exhibitors are a fundamental part of the success of the Youth Employment UK conference and awards and we have a number of opportunities for you to get involved.

Exhibitor Space

3 x 6ft * 6ft space
12 x 3ft * 3ft

Sponsorship Opportunities

Headline Sponsor
Media Sponsor
Conference delegate pack

Drinks Sponsor
Gala dinner Sponsor
Advertising in conference pack
Workshop Sponsor
Awards Sponsor


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